This Weeks Screenings at the Archaeology Film Festival

Arizona Archaeology & Heritage Event
International Archaeology Film Festival

“Looters of the Gods” & “Black Sands”
March 9th, 2013

If you are going to be visiting Sedona, Arizona this coming weekend and are interested in archaeology and film, you will not want to miss this weeks showing of  “Looters of the Gods” & “Black Sands”, at the International Archaeology Film Festival taking place in Camp Verde, Arizona and sponsored by the Verde Valley Archaeology Center! These screenings will take place on Saturday March 9th, at the Camp Verde Auditorium Theater, 370 Camp Lincoln Road, Camp Verde, Arizona. A different archaeological documentary will be shown on four consecutive Saturdays.

International Archaeology Film Festival
Looters of the Gods & Black Sands
March 9th, 2013 (7:00 pm)

  • Looters of the Gods
    Looters of the Gods is a film about the indirect role played by many of the world’s most prestigious museums in the illicit trade of antiquities. It develops like a detective story structured on two narrative levels. The first is an inquiry that reconstructs and delves into all aspects of this illegal network, and sums up the current situation. For years, public prosecutor Paolo Ferri has been fighting the clandestine art market. He is the strategist in this worldwide battle and he reveals to us the most important secrets of his investigations. The second narrative level follows the investigation that recounts the story of the recovery of an ancient masterpiece, the Golden Wreath. The Golden Wreath is considered the most beautiful gem of classical Greek art. And the most valuable, as the tomb raiders who unearthed it in northern Greece fifteen years ago, sold it to the Getty for one and a half million dollars!
  • Black Sands
    Thirty-five years ago there was hardly anyone who could imagine what was hidden under the sandy hills of Karakum, one of the greatest deserts in the world. Until the archaeologist Victor Sarianidi started excavating and unveilling a previously unknown civilization. Black Sands simultaneously focuses on the significant archaeological discoveries of Prof. Victor Sarianidi in the Karakum desert of Turkmenistan as well as on the physical surroundings and natural beauty of the desert itself, as well as on the people working there and their everyday life in the simplicity and harshness of their surroundings. As such the Black Sands documentary is not solely an archaeological documentary but broadens its scope to encompass a fuller expression of the Gonur Tepe expedition.

All films for the the International Archaeology Film Festival will be shown at the Camp Verde Auditorium Theater, 370 Camp Lincoln Road, Camp Verde. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the International Archaeology Film Festival.
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