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Director: Hugh Hudson
Writer: Olivia Hetreed & José Luis López-Linares

Genre:  Drama, History;

Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola y de la Pedrueca, in 1868, accidentally discovered Paleolithic paintings with the help of a hunter named Modesto Cubillas inside Altamira's caves, located in Cantabria, north of Spain. Trying to expose their discovery to the academic world for that they study the paintings, Sautuola crashed against the scepticism and discredit of all experts, who claimed that the caves were false and the paintings were made for own Sautuola, in an effort to get rich. Looking for the truth, Sautuola spent the rest of his life fighting to prove that those paintings were real, trying to restore his innocence from the accusations of falsehood launched against him.


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Director:  Anthony Minghella
Writer: Michael Ondaatje (novel), Anthony Minghella


Genre:  Drama, Romance, War;

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.


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Country: Spain
Language: Asturian (Spanish region)
Content: Reports
Theme: History/Archaeology



El Alba del Arte is a documentary series of own production on the Asturian (Spain) Paleolithic heritage. Over the course of five years, a team from Asturian public broadcasting has traveled dozens of kilometers in the Asturian caves, to show the paintings, engravings and signs reproduced on its walls thousands of years ago.

Among them are the caves inscribed in the list declared World Heritage by Unesco: El Pindal, Llonín, La Covaciella, Candamo, and Tito Bustillo. A score of historians and scientists, including some of the most important specialists in prehistory and paleolithic art, have intervened in the recordings. 

The documentary series is in Spanish.


Director:  Werner Herzog
Writer: Werner Herzog

Genre:  Documentary, History;


In 1994, a group of scientists discovered a cave in Southern France perfectly preserved for over 20,000 years and containing the earliest known human paintings. Knowing the cultural significance that the Chauvet Cave holds, the French government immediately cut off all access to it, save a few archaeologists and palaeontologists. But documentary filmmaker, Werner Herzog, has been given limited access, and now we get to go inside examining beautiful artwork created by our ancient ancestors around 32,000 years ago. He asks questions of various historians and scientists about what these humans would have been like and tries to build a bridge from the past to the present.


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Over a series of five programmes, archaeologist Dr. George Nash of Bristol University visits five rock art sites in England, Wales, Ireland, Portugal and Italy, to attempt to unravel the real, hidden meaning of rock art. 
Who creates rock art, and why? Can our present day graffiti artists provide some clues?

Join George Nash on for Programme One of The Drawings on the Wall on as he investigates the mysterious Legless Ladies of Creswell Crags.
In Programme Two  George hears of the prehistoric tribal rock carvings under threat of being swamped by the waters of a proposed reservoir in the Coa Valley, Portugal. 
In Programme Three George visits Ireland to see a very early example of graffiti at the Four Knocks Burial Chamber.
Italian archaeologists show George Nash round the biggest rock art area in Europe. There are an astonishing 300,000 prehistoric carvings within commuting distance of Milan. Join them in Programme Four.
And George's travels end at Barclodiady-Gawres Neolithic burial chamber in Anglesey, to see the rock carvings accidentally discovered in 2004 by students - Programme Five.

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