03.02.2017 For the first time, scientists enter the cave of Font-de-Gaume in the Dordogne, France, with the latest technology in order to research Palaeolithic cave paintings. The documentary film by Joel Olivier shows these investigations.
For the first time, scientists enter the cave of Font-de-Gaume in the Dordogne, France, with the latest technology in order to research Palaeolithic cave paintings. The documentary film by Joel Olivier shows these investigations.
The Rathgen-Forschungslabor of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Rathgen research laboratory, seized this opportunity to produce a documentary film on the analyses in the cave and the cave art conservation. The film project under the scientific supervision of Ina Reiche, director of the Rathgen-Forschungslabor, was carried out in collaboration with Jean-Jacques Cleyet-Merle, , Conservateur général du patrimoine and director of the Musée National de Préhistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac. Further scientific cooperation partners were:
The documentary film „Font-de-Gaume. X-ray view on cave art“ directed by Joel Olivier shows the in situ investigations by means of non-invasive mobile equipment. The shots taken by Matthieu-David Cournot, director of photography, were edited by Joel Olivier himself. The music was specially composed by Jean-Marc Garrone.
There are three different language versions: German, French and English. The German and English voice-overs were performed by Karen Schneeweiß, an actress based in Potsdam.
The DVD (Run Time: 20 min, Format: PAL, Price: 9,95 €) is available in the Webshop of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.