Angoulême Film Festival

"The Last Secrets of Mankind" at the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival

20 years after the success of “The Odyssey of the species”, with over 400 million viewers worldwide, Yves Coppens and Jacques Malaterre have written a second opus, “The Last Secrets of Mankind”. In this fictional documentary, they bring the most recent scientific discoveries on the origins of mankind up to date and accessible to all audiences. A fresco spanning over a million years through fantastic landscapes, from the frontiers of Mongolia to the farthest reaches of tropical China, from Homo erectus to Homo sapiens… The discovery of fire, art, love…
More than a journey through time, “The Last Secrets of Mankind” invites us to take a real plunge into the heart of our origins. A true odyssey revealing what made us the people we are today.
Our ancestors lived peacefully, respecting nature and protecting life. Have we forgotten?

“When you don’t know where you’re going, stop, turn around and see where you’ve come from”, African proverb.