Visual Forensics

The Fact Checker



We’ve been taught that men were the only ones doing anything worthwhile in prehistory. Theirstory introduces the female anthropologists who dared to ask, “Where’s the other half of the species?”

The film takes viewers on an eye-opening and at time humorous journey through a dizzying array of archival footage, location shooting, stop-motion animation, and incisive interviews to ask how a reconfiguring of past gender assumptions – such as man the hunter and woman the gatherer - can radically change the ingrained beliefs we hold about who we are and where we come from. ​