FINDING ATLANTIS (2011)

60 min. - Documentary - National Geographic U.S., National Geographic International and Discovery Channel Canada

 

...scripted like a crypotology treasure hunt and centered on the the Indiana Jones-ish persona of Simcha Jacobovici
The New York Times

Could the fabled lost city of Atlantis have been located? Join the experts who will take you closer to solving one of the world's greatest mysteries in Finding Atlantis.

For thousands of years the legend of Atlantis has fascinated humanity. From the ancient Greeks to Columbus to the Nazis, many have sought out this fantastical city. But, despite the best efforts of generations of adventurers, archaeologists and explorers, no one has ever managed to determine its whereabouts or even if it actually existed.

In Finding Atlantis, join a team of archaeologists, geologists, divers and dreamers, who believe that they have located the site of this most famous city of ancient times. As the team deploys the latest techniques - including satellite imaging, sonar and ground-penetrating radar to explore their theories, they take to the sea and air of southern Spain in search of the truth.

Could some dusty ruins and a gigantic marsh really signal the final resting place of this once-mighty civilisation?

CREDITS:

Directed by: Graeme Bell Writer Charles Anderson
Producers: Simcha Jacobovici and Kathryn Uptrott
Executive Producer: Simcha Jacobovici and Ric Esther Bienstock

Award highlights:

Official Selection, Icronos International Archaeological Film Festival
Official Selection, 9th Annual Archaeological Film Festival, Brussels
Silver Remi Award, Historical Programming, Houston International Film Festival
Silver World Medal, History and Society Category, New York Festivals
International Golden Panda Nomination, Sichuan TV Festival, China
Finalist, History and Society Category, New York Festivals
Gemini Nomination, Best History Documentary Program
Bronze Telly Award, Best Use of Graphics