2009 TAC International Film and Video Festival

TACThe 2009 Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival will be held May 19-23 at the Soreng Theater at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon.

The festival is organized by the Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI).  The mission of ALI is to develop ways to make archaeology more effective both in gathering important information about past human lifeways and in delivering that information to the public and the profession.  ALI is devoted to archaeological research and its contributions to science and to humanity.

This is the 6th year the festival has taken place.  The goal of the TAC Film Festival is to exhibit the wonderful diversity of human cultures past and present in the exploration of our place in history and in our world.

This years screenings include:

The Antikythera Mechanism: Decoding an Ancient Greek Mystery (UK) Martin Freeth (Mfreeth.Com)
Borneo: The Memory of Caves (France) Luc-Henri Fage (MC4, Arte France, LH Fage)
Breaking the Maya Code (USA) David Lebrun (Night Fire Films)
From Grief and Joy We Sing (USA) Holly Wissler
From Honey to Ashes (USA) Lucas Bessire
Guédelon: The First Ten Years (Germany) Reinhard Kungel (Reinhard Kungel Film)
Guge: The Lost Kingdom of Tibet (Singapore) Keiko Bang (Bang Singapore)
Island Home Country (Australia) Jeni Thornley
The Last Romans (Belgium) Philippe Axell (Axell Communications)
The Mummy Who Came In From the Cold (France) Marc Jampolsky (GEDEON Programmes, Arte France)
The Passion of Memory: Arslantepe, Turkey (Italy) Isabella Astengo (RAI Educational and Duna Film)
Rapayan (Canada) Francis Delfour (ArRimage Productions)
Secrets of the Parthenon (USA) Providence Pictures for WGBH/NOVA
Timbuktu (USA) William Gardner (JWM Productions)
Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum (UK) Andrew Guy (Eye to Eye Television)
Twilight of a Land (Canada) David Denton
The Twilight of the Celts (Switzerland) Stéphane Goël (Climage)
Uncle Sem and the Bosnian Dream (Italy) Chiara Brambilla (DocLab and Mir Cinematography)

This years keynote speaker is Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary-General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities.

We encourage everyone to attend this wonderful event.

All the details are available on TAC’s website.  Head over there to purchase tickets.

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