Αγώνας
Dare to Voyage
GERMANY, 2010, 52'
  by AGON - Wednesday, 1 February 2012

This fascinating documentary investigates one of the major unsolved issues in modern archaeology. Have ancient American civilizations been in regular contact with the Old World long before Christopher Columbus’ arrival in 1492? If so, seafarers of the Stone Age must have been able to navigate the Atlantic in both directions…

With his most ambitious project to date, ABORA III, the German experimental archaeologist Dominique Görlitz made an attempt to conquer the North Atlantic with a prehistoric sailboat. This expedition became one of the most thrilling and dangerous adventures since Thor Heyerdahl crossed the South Atlantic. ABORA III not only survived the many rigorous and destructive storms, but was also able to follow the Gulf Stream and master its treacherous eddies on its way towards Europe.

You will learn about the findings of tobacco and cocaine in Egyptian mummies, discover astonishing navigation methods and see a mysterious artifact from Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, carrying the most curious symbols evocative of Sumerian-Babylonian cuneiform inscriptions.


Director: ROSS SHAKIN, DOMINIQUE GÖRLITZ
Producer: RALF BECHER