Julianes Sturz, the protagonist of Wings of Hope, is a plane crash survivor. She fell from the skies, from an airliner, over the jungle, in Peru, when she was 18. How many of her kind are there in the world? What does it mean to survive falling from the sky and to later wander the jungle on your own, for 10 days?

Herzog is drawn to people and stories like this like a bear to honey. In a way, he’s a collector of strange humans.