Font-de-Gaume. X-ray view on cave art


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.