Winner of the GSCA Film Awards for Best Film, Best Film for Lifelong Learning and Best Cinematography

Ancient Caves brings science and adventure together as it follows paleoclimatologist Dr. Gina Moseley on a mission to unlock the secrets of the Earth’s climate in the most unlikely of places: caves. Moseley and her team of cave explorers travel the world exploring vast underground worlds in search of stalagmite samples – geologic “fingerprints” – that reveal clues about the planet’s climate history. Their quest leads them to some of the world’s most remote caves, both above and below the water, in France, Iceland, the Bahamas, the U.S. and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Together, they go where very few humans will ever go, revealing the incredible lengths scientists will go to study the unknown.

Produced by Oceanic Research Group Films with support from the Giant Dome Theater Consortium. Presented by MacGillivray Freeman Films.

Narrated by Bryan Cranston

Release: March 13, 2020

Runtime: 40 minutes

Awards and Recognition

Best Film, Short Subject – 2020 GSCA Achievement Awards

Best Film for Lifelong Learning – 2020 GSCA Achievement Awards

Best Cinematography – 2020 GSCA Achievement Awards

Official Selection – 2020 Academia Film Olomouc

Official Selection – 2020 National Museum of Natural Science Film Expo, Taiwan

Intrepid Award – 2020 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Silver Award, Science & Technology– 2021 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards

“Ancient Caves is a triumph for the format, delivering both truly rare visual wonders and the kind of deliberate, substantive scientific education that hasn’t always made it through the cute-penguin montages…of past dome films.”
The Tangential

Available Formats

  • 15/70 Film
  • Non-IMAX Digital 2D
  • Non-IMAX Digital 3D
  • IMAX Xenon 3D
  • IMAX Laser 2D
  • IMAX Laser 3D
  • Full-Dome Digital
  • IMAX Laser Dome

Language Versions

  • English
  • Latin-American Spanish
  • Any other language made to order