Cave seen from the ocean  Field researcher measuring whale bone



In February 2000, a team of cavers exploring for the Earth Centre Association raft the wild coast of the island of Madre de Dios, in the archipelago of Chilean Patagonia. There, in a giant cave eight meters above sea level, they discover a variety of large whale bones. Returning in 2008 to solve this mystery, the team struggles to set foot in the Whale Cave. On their journey, they discover other caves retaining traces of a people almost extinct, the Kawesqar Indians, nomads of the sea. Braving the weather, the team finally reaches the entrance of the Whale Cave, where they encounter many surprises that allow the scientists to propose an original hypothesis to explain this extraordinary phenomenon.




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Length: 52 min.
Country: France
Language: English
Director: Luc-Henri Fage
Producer: Gedeon, LH Fage, Centre Terre
Distributor: Terranova
Distributor Web site: www.terranova.com


Festival Screenings and Awards:
First Place, Spelemedia, International Caving Film Festival, International Congress of Speleology, Kerrville, Texas, 2009; Film Exploration Prize, International Festival of Maritime Film, Environmental Exploration, Toulon, 2009; Special Jury Prize, Mountain Film Festival, Torello, Spain, 2009; Best Screenplay, Mountain film festival, Torello, Spain, 2009; Prix Homme et Montagne, Mendi Film Festival, Spain, 2010; Special Mention, International Review of Archaeological Cinema, Roveretto, Italy, 2010.