Arkhaios Festival



From:  Mary Lou Brewton           912-604-3634 m

Press Release for Immediate Release

Re: Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival Oct. 24th Day 1 Program

Hilton Head, Island, SC:  Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival at Coligny Theater, Oct. 24-26, 2013 will include films of cultural, historical and archaeological importance from and representing many countries.  All shows are free and open to the public.

Jean Guilleux, event founder, has posted the first 6 films for Day 1 of the 3-day festival.  For Thursday Oct. 24th, the variety includes Lost Cities of the Amazon by Philip Day (USA), about an ancient society who lived in a way similar to that of the Kuikuro tribe living in the area today;  Mysteries of the Ancient Architects, by Gray Warriner,(USA) about enormous earthworks built along Ohio’s Scioto River beginning over 200 years ago.

The  3rd film on Oct. 24th is The 2000 Year Old Computer by Tony Freeth (UK) about an extraordinary mechanism found by sponge divers at the bottom of the sea near the island of Antikythera, Greece, more than a 100 years ago.  Next, Voices of the Sandhills, Brockington and Assoc. (USA) about the role of the archaeological investigation in helping modern Native Americans and other descendants populations to obtain and maintain their identity in an every-changing and global community.

The last 2 films on Oct. 24th are Visual Representation of Archaeology by M Gaillard (USA), this ethnographic documentary interweaves soundsscapes, interviews and still images captured during a University of South Carolina archaeological field school that took place in Hampton County, SC.  And last but certainly not least rounding out the first day, Helter Shelter: Backyard Time Capsule in the Shadow of the Bomb Plant by N Fulmer (USA) exploring a recently re-discovered Cold War- era family fallout shelter located in the back yard of a single-family home in Aiken County, SC.

The entire listing of films is on Arkhaios Facebook page and the website  Please friend The Arckhaois Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival on Facebook for updates.  The page also displays a video trailer of the film and a brief synopsis.

Presenting sponsors include Coastal Discovery Museum, SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology of the University of South Carolina, the Humanities Council SC, the Arts Council of South Carolina, Archaeological Society of SC and the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program.


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