Sunday, December 25, 2011

Cave of Forgotten Dreams - DVD Review


Directed by Werner Herzog.

In southern France, there is Chauvet Cave, closed now to the public because it has cave drawings on its walls that they estimated are 30,000 years old. It was a remarkable archaelogical discovery, but before France had it sealed, they allowed filmmaker Werner Herzog in with his cameras to document history.

Looking at cave drawings might seem like something you catch on the History Channel anytime, but these drawings are thousands of years older than any discovery in history. Herzog's a fine host, inviting us to ponder our existence, wondering what these ancestors might have thought if they'd known their works would be so immortalized.

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