Homo Sapiens: the adventure of our species in Rome

turkana boyAn exhibition is transformed into films. It happens at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome this year for the first time, expands the boundaries of its exibitions rallying the new cinematic creativity.

Two hundred years ago, Homo sapiens began from a small valley of today’s Ethiopia, the journey that led him to colonize the entire planet and live with other human species, forming the great variety of peoples and cultures that we know. For the first time an international group of scientists from different disciplines and coordinated by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, has reconstructed the roots and routes of human settlement. Geneticists, linguists, anthropologists and paleoanthropologists have combined the results of their research into a wonderful fresco of the history of human evolution. The result is an international exhibition, interactive and multimedia divided into six sections that tells the stories of adventures and extraordinary trips, largely unknown, which generated the mosaic of human diversity.

The best short films will be selected for an exhibition event at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni to be held in January 2012 and will be rewarded by leading exponents of Italian cinema and criticism. Will be allowed short fiction films, documentaries and animation, the maximum duration of 20 minutes.

The building is located in the center of Rome a few steps from our hotel. We look forward to the Hotel Des Artistes to update you on other events in Rome.