Αγώνας
Face to face with our ancestors
FRANCE, 2005, 52'
  by AGON - Thursday, 1 December 2011

21st century man has great questions to answer: the origins of the universe, the origins of life on Earth, and the origins of mankind. All three have stood the test of time.
Elisabeth Dayne holds a special place in this search for our origins. An artist, an anthropological sculptor, renowned internationally, passionately committed to her task of recreating realistic hominids who lived over a period of several million years, from Australopithecus to Homo Sapiens. She works closely with the most eminent scientists, and with new technologies which offer her exceptional computer imaging and computer-aided design tools.
Elisabeth Dayne’s work, which mixes scientific research, technological innovation and art, offers, in a very visual and accessible form, the synthesis of current knowledge on man’s evolution. From documentary research to first sketches, till final dermoplasties, the film will bear witness to this fascinating reconstruction work. Coming face to face with our ancestors is both moving and the answer to our dreams.


Director: PHILIPPE PLAILLY
Producer: MONA LISA PRODUCTION