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Sentinels of Silence (1971)
"Centinelas del silencio" (original title)

G  |   |  Documentary, Short  |  May 1971 (France)
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After this short film became the first to win Oscars for both Documentary/short subject and Short Subject/live action film, the Academy changed the rules the following year. Beginning with the 1972 awards, a short film could be considered for nomination in either category, but not both. From 1978-1993, all documentaries were ineligible for consideration in the Short Films category (Short Subjects was renamed Short Films in the 1974 awards year). Beginning with the 1994 awards, an animated documentary short subject may be submitted in either the animated short film category or the documentary short subject category, but not both. See more »

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An enduring cinematic experience
15 July 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This documentary richly deserves every award it has achieved. I have run this film many times in my cinema and always was congratulated on what a stunning film it was. It has the ability (in no small way due to the excellent and, at times, spine-tingling commentary by Orson Welles) to stir the imagination and introduce the viewer to some of the most astounding archaeological ruins on this planet. The camera-work is amazing - the whole film being shot from a helicopter - thus giving the viewer a unique perspective on the ruins. The shot at Tehotuhican travelling along the avenue and then ascending the steps of the Pyramid of the Sun is awesome. I totally agree with the other reviewer that this film should not only be released on DVD but should become part of the study curriculum. This is the sort of factual film that breathes life into archaeology making what could become a dull subject one of intense interest particularly to young students perhaps igniting a passion for knowledge.


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