The two-part documentary presents the latest findings about Europe’s most famous prehistoric site. The production was supported by the Austrian Television Fund (FERNSEHFONDS AUSTRIA) with a grant of EUR 129,772; this corresponds to 7.9% of the overall production costs of EUR 1,646,040. The documentary is an international co-production of Interspot Film (Austria), October Films (UK) and Lightship Entertainment (Canada).
The documentary will be broadcast in the framework of the Universum History series on ORF 2; broadcasting time is Friday, at 10:45 pm. The first part „Stonehenge – Rituale aus der Steinzeit“ will be shown on Friday, 21 November 2014, the second part „Stonehenge – Tempel des Lichts“ is to follow on 28 November.
Revolutionary archeological research methods allow for a new perspective on the cult site. With the leading participation of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, the “Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project” visually removes the surface of the landscape surrounding Stonehenge, unearthing sensational findings.
The documentary’s first part unveils the true size of Stonehenge, illustrating that the stone circles are only the centre of a cult site of enormous scale.
The second part uncovers, among other findings, the complex astronomical and geometrical knowledge people had at the time.
The Austrian Television Fund (FERNSEHFONDS AUSTRIA), established at RTR, is the largest funding agency for television productions in Austria. Funding is provided for the production of television films, series and documentaries with a clearly recognizable economic reference to Austria by production companies with business premises or a branch in Austria. The Austrian federal government makes available an annual budget of EUR 13.5 million. Additional information about the Austrian Television Fund can be found at www.fernsehfonds.at.