Easter island, the moment of truth


Thibaud Marchand
Tournez S'Il vous Plaît
France 5
TNZPV Studio
developed and produced the animated sequences.

It is just a 25km long island, lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 3 500km away from any inhabited area. Yet, about this plot unleashes many passions since it holds one of the most beautiful treasure of humanity: these world famous majestic stone statues, the Moai. Who were the Rapa Nui, the people able to erect such statues? Where did these men and women come from? And why this civilization disappeared? The debate has been raging for decades between scientists. This documentary may clarify some mysteries…