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Colombia's Jungle of Forgotten Tears

A few days ago, The Guardian published an article about the discovery of prehistoric rock paintings in a remote part of the Colombian jungle. Filmmaker… 414 more words

Our anniversary – Astonishing cave paintings – Our TSA – Fear itself

Friday was our 33rd anniversary. Yes, that is something. What amazing good fortune to find my beloved, to persuade her I was the one for her, and to get her to make me the happiest of men. 1,120 more words

Public Policy

Art on Film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams, a documentary by Werner Herzog, has a sort of dream-like logic to it that I love: When faced with something that you don’t understand, follow it farther and deeper than you would have thought possible. 642 more words


Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010): Quick-shot review!

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog immortalises the paleolithic Chauvet Cave paintings in Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010), a documentary that showcases and explores the oldest cave paintings ever discovered, located in Southern France. 547 more words

Film Grimoire

REVIEW: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

In his documentary “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” Werner Herzog explores a cave in southern France with some of the oldest known examples of human painting.   208 more words

Movie Reviews

Messages From the Past

What could be considered a defining trait of the human race is its ability for complex communication and the distinct way in which we express our thoughts. 681 more words


30,000 Years Lost, 20 Years Found

Twenty years ago this month, archeologists discovered Cave de Chauvet Pont d’Arc in southern France, with paintings more than 30,000 years old. Scientists from around the world have digitally mapped the cave, built raised walkways above its floor, and established protocols that limit access to 12 people for eight hours during two 15-day periods each year. 831 more words