Αγώνας
Adam’s grandsons
ROMANIA, 2004, 20'
  by AGON - Friday, 2 November 2012

6.000 years on from the disappearance of the Cucuteni Culture (that lived for 1000 years in an area in the east of today’s Romania), everything that is left from them are the charred remains of their settlements, the painted earthenware, a handful of statuettes but most of all, a spate of questions unanswered and unfathomable mysteries. The reasons of their end are unexplained yet, and nobody knows what were they doing with their deads, because no necropolis was found and no traces of incineration either.
The documentary is presenting conflicting interpretations, as a fertile soil for some of the most troubling hypotheses about how the Cucuteni culture disappeared. The newest one is relating the end of the civilization with the Biblical Flood.
In fact, the film is a tribute to the extraordinary art of the people from Cucuteni, which seemed to have only one reason to live: painting pottery.

 


Director: MIHAI BAUMAN
Producer: IMAGO DESIGN