This documentary takes viewers on a journey through 20,000 years of Palaeolithic art, in search of the first traces of cinema. Does it sound far-fetched? Not at all! A new reading of the paintings and engravings done by prehistoric humans reveals a depiction of movement of the animals on cave walls, a major step towards animation films. Towards the end of the Palaeolithic Period, an incredible mechanism of image reproduction evolved, to the utter amazement of contemporary cinema experts. And there’s more; cavemen would also employ graphic narratives, i.e. a way of narrating stories through images and sounds, just like in cinema, but without asking viewers to…take a seat. This is fascinating research, at the heart of humanity’s cultural DNA.
- Direction: PASCAL CUISSOT, MARC AZÉMA
- Production: MC4