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DVD | DISCOVERING THE ORNATE CAVES OF BORNEO

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It tells the story of how, by dint of persistence, luck and intuition, a speleologist and an archaeologist, a researcher at the CNRS, find the thread to go back in time in the lost caves in the heart of Borneo, the third largest island on the planet, and virgin to any archaeological research.

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It tells the story of how, by dint of persistence, luck and intuition, a speleologist and an archaeologist, a researcher at the CNRS, find the thread to go back in time in the lost caves in the heart of Borneo, the third largest island on the planet, and virgin to any archaeological research.

A story that Indiana Jones would have loved, with all the ingredients of an authentic adventure and a meticulous scientific investigation, which leads our two heroes to share the daily life of the Dayak and the Punan, the natives of the great Borneo forest, to brave the rapids, to sweat blood and water on inconvenient paths, to infiltrate underground conduits with walls lined with spiders and snakes, to discover cemetery caves and amazing prehistoric paintings, where the hands of our ancestors address them, over the centuries, friendly and enigmatic greetings...

  • Prize for the best scientific adventure, Jules Verne Adventure Festival, Paris, 1997
  • Best picture award, Festival du film aventure et découverte, Val d'Isère, 1998.


A film by Luc-Henri Fage | Scientific advisor Jean-Michel Chazine (CNRS) | 53 mn, video format Betacam SP | Editing Pierre Boccanfuso | Music Michel Pascal | Images Pierre Boccanfuso, Tanguy Thuaud, Luc-Henri Fage | Coproduction France 3, Gedeon, Luc-Henri Fage, with the participation of France 3.