Ever since her discovery, the Venus of Willendorf has made waves all over the world. Her celebrity exploded when Facebook banned images of her due to explicit nudity – despite the fact that she is made of stone, stands just seven centimetres
high and is 29,500 years old. The "Stone Age Mona Lisa" is one of human history‘s oldest artworks – and a source of mystery.
Modern scientific approaches dismantle accepted myths about the Stone Age and make a fresh evaluation of old archaeological discoveries essential. Experts are coming ever closer to discovering the reality of Stone Age societies and gender roles within them. This progress has also cast the ancient statuette – her significance, her purpose and her use 30,000 years ago – in a new light.
TV Doku Drama
Script: Klaus T. Steindl, Heinrich Mayer-Moroni
Director: Klaus T. Steindl
Versions: English, French, German
Production: EPO Film 2020/2021
Completition: May 2021