one film reel (502 feet) sound color 16mm archival original
Motion pictures (visual works)
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: audio tapes, still photographs, production files, correspondence, promotional materials and press clippings.
Archives also holds a shorter version released under the same title circa 1981.
Archives also holds an English language version released under the title Painted Hands.
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research supported processing and the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Smithsonian Latino Center supported preservation of the Jorge Preloran Film Collection.
Donated by Jorge Preloran in 2007.
Edited documentary film by Jorge Preloran about La Cueva de las Manos (the Cave of the Painted Hands) in Alto Río Pinturas, Argentina. The cave's thousands of painted handprints and hunting scenes were created by pre-Tehuelche Indians between 6000 and 9000 years ago.
Courtesy of Jorge Preloran
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD