The five-day film festival will feature expert speakers (beginning with Vince Porter, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Film and Television), guided tours, a conference on cultural heritage film, concluding with an awards ceremony. A video bar will be available for private viewing of the competing films. Nearly 80 films were received for our 10th season, representing 22 countries.
The top 17 films cover a variety of fascinating subjects from around the globe. Puzzle over the mysterious murder of iceman Ötzi, killed 5,000 years ago in the Italian Alps. Discover the lost cities of the Amazon jungle. Explore an African-American cemetery in Georgia. Learn the tale of Roland and Charlemagne’s AD 778 defeat in the Spanish mountains, and much more!
Our keynote speaker, Dr. Tom Dillehay, is a distinguished professor in the Department of Anthropology at Vanderbilt College. He began excavating the now-famous Monte Verde site in 1978, sparking controversy with his discovery of pre-Clovis occupation. Nearly twenty years after excavations began, a blue-ribbon panel of archaeologists inspected the site and concluded that Dr. Dillehay’s analysis was correct. This conclusion put Monte Verde’s age at 14,800 and led to a paradigm shift in the professional community which now favors the model of early coastal migration from Asia as the means by which the first humans occupied North and South America.
Come to the beautiful city of Eugene from May 7-11th and explore the wonders of the human past on film. The Archaeology Channel’s International Film and Video Festival affords the viewer a chance to experience the world’s best heritage films: visually-rich, technically-sophisticated works which are also artistically-produced, and are therefore as entertaining as they are educational.
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