RIO LA VENTA: UN CANYON TRA DUE OCEANI
RIO LA VENTA: UN CANYON TRA DUE OCEANI
TULLIO BERNABEI, ANTONIO DE VIVO
Italy / 1994 / 59'
RIO LA VENTA: UN CANYON TRA DUE OCEANI
TULLIO BERNABEI, ANTONIO DE VIVO
Italy / 1994 / 59'

The exploration of a grand canyon in southern Mexico, shaped by Rio la Venta, suggests that it was used for at latest 2000 years as a communication and trade route between the Atlantic and the Pacific in this area of Central America. The documentary shows the first stage of a project which will give new insight for a reconstruction of various aspects of the Maya civilization.
We follow the tracks, new ones are constantly being found, that are evidence of an ancient population of rock climbers who reached and traversed ledges between 70 to 100 metres high on the sheer walls. A discovery that opens the way to future studies.

Directors

TULLIO BERNABEI

ANTONIO DE VIVO

He teaches physical education and has developed the teaching of sport climbing and open-air activities in the natural environment. A potholer since 1974 and CNSAS rescue expert since 1978, he is a caving and potholing instructor. Over the years he has done rock and ice climbing, kayaking, sport climbing, scuba diving, canyoning and skiing. He is heavily involved in caving and has participated in more than fifty expeditions. In 1993 he won the Rolex Award for Enterprise. He is a founder member of La Venta Associazione Esplorazioni Geografiche.

Awards

GENZIANA D'ARGENTO MIGLIOR FILM DI ESPLORAZIONE
Ed. 1995

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