Who was able to penetrate 300 meters deep into a cave in the Aveyron Gorge to build structures composed of more than 400 broken stalagmites? At what time? And above all, why? Since the discovery of the cave in 1990, this amazing architecture has never revealed its secrets.
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Who was able to penetrate 300 meters deep into a cave in the Aveyron Gorge to build structures composed of more than 400 broken stalagmites? At what time? And above all, why? Since the discovery of the cave in 1990 by a young caver from Tarn-et-Garonne, this amazing architecture has never revealed its secrets.
In 2014, a team of researchers decided to go back, hoping to finally solve the enigma of the Bruniquel cave. For 4 years, we followed them in their investigation. We went where no camera had yet been able to enter, where no visitor will ever be allowed to enter.
We accompanied these explorers of science in the meanders of their research. At their side, we witnessed one of the most important archaeological discoveries of our time.
And Neanderthal man is the hero.
A film by Luc-Henri Fage
Written by Luc-Henri Fage and Mariane Cramer
Production : GEDEON Programmes, ARTE France, Félis production, CNRS Image
This DVD contains 60 min of bonus footage cut from the editing process
French, German, English, English with subtitles, Italian with subtitles, Spanish with subtitles
FIFAN 2019, Nyon, Switzerland, 25/03/2019, Audience Award, Best Archaeology Film
Lumexplore, La Ciotat, France, 12/09/2019 Best science/environment expedition film
China international conference of science and education, Shengzen, China, 17/09/2019 Silver Prize, Dragon China Awards
XXX International Festival of Archaeological Film, Roveretto, Italy, 02/10/2019, Jury Mention, Special Mention "'Archeobloggers
Cultural Heritage and Archaeology film festival Arkaïos, Columbia, South Carolina, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 10/10/2019, Best archaeological film
FICAB, Bidasoa, Spain, 18/11/2019, JURY PRIZE
Rush doc film festival , Los Angeles, USA, 28/02/2020, BEST SCIENTIFIC DOCUMENTARY AWARDS
Masterdoc International Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA, 04/04/2020, BEST DOCUMENTARY
TAC Internatuonal Film Festival, Eugene - GOLD, USA, JURY'S GRAND PRIZE, AWARDS FOR: screenplay, image, narration, inspirationj and ediucative value...
Icronos 2020, Bordeaux, Grand Prix - Audience Award
AGON, 2022, Athens, Jury Mention