This Friday 2nd August at 6.30 pm, Sachin Chatte will host the screening of the Werner Herzog film Cave of Forgotten Dreams, a documentary about the Chauvet cave in France, which has cave paintings that are over 32,000 years old. The details of the film are as given below. Please note that the screening is on Friday, instead of the usual Thursday  –

Film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins

One of the most important prehistoric sites in the world, the Chauvet cave was accidentally discovered in 1994 – it has some of the oldest cave paintings in the world which date back to 30,000 – 35,000 years back.

While the preserved cave is closed for public, in 2010, film maker Werner Herzog managed to get special permission to shoot a documentary with some very strict conditions. Only three people were allowed inside, wearing a special suit and they were allowed to film only for 4 hours a day because of the toxic gases inside – and they could use only battery powered equipment. The result is a stunning film – the famed critic Andrew O’Hehir said “The images are breathtaking – unlike anything you’ve seen before or will see again.”

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