Boy looking out to the desert plains with expansive landscape behind.



South Africa’s Karoo region is a key location connected to the roots of human civilisation. This unspoiled landscape is the future site of a telescope that will reveal the even older history of the universe.

What came before the Big Bang has fascinated scientists for decades, but research has been complicated by the ubiquitous expansion of civilisation and electrification. Science has therefore been pushed to remote corners of the sparsely populated African savannah. A megalomaniacal radio astronomy project is now being established in the location where the fascinating story of the birth of human life was played out in the past. The San and Khoi tribes, who still survive here today, perceive the spiritual power of this environment. This poetic film essay is a non-linear odyssey in which the history of indigenous traditions intersects with the continuing influence of colonialism, as well as the latest archaeological and astronomic findings.

Prague Municipal Library – Large Hall, Mariánské nám. 1, Praha 1

Tauriq Jenkins, High Commissioner of the Goringhaicona Khoi Khoi Traditional Indigenous Council
Stephanie Inge Rudwick, Moderator

Ponrepo Cinema, Bartolomějská 11, Praha 1

Original Title!AITSA
Original LanguageAfrikaan, English
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginSouth Africa, Denmark
Length89 min.
Tags Possibilities of the Future, Spirituality, Africa
Director Dane Dodds

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