Cave of Forgotten Dreams


Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting.

Sample Discussion Guide Questions

Were you familiar with the Chauvet caves, or other famous caves that are full of human-created paintings? Why was the cave featured in the film so important to all the scientists who were interviewed, and even to the French government, which severely restricts access to the caves?

This film can partially be viewed as an anthropological study of humankind. What new discoveries were the scientists who work at the caves making? How were they able to speculate about the possible lives that the original painters might have lived?

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