Film Screening: Gudiyam Caves – Documentary in English – Aug. 21, 2016

Date: Aug. 21, 2016
1st screening – around 4 PM
2nd screening – around 5 PM
3rd screening – around 6 PM

Venue: Tamil Virtual Academy, Anna University Campus, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Kottur, Chennai 600025
Admission free.

The Gudiyam rock shelters located in Thiruvallur district where Stone Age people and their culture thrived many thousands of years ago. This documentary reveals some surprising facts about the archaeological findings and geological formation of this rock shelters. Attention is drawn through this documentary on Gudiyam Rock Shelters starting from 19th century to the recent developments.

Robert Bruce Foote, father of Indian prehistory, found a stone axe accidentally in Pallavaram (Chennai) in 1863. That was the beginning of Indian prehistory search journey.

Ramesh Yanthra created a documentary on Gudiyam Rock shelter ( in 2015 and screened it in CANNES FLIM Festival in 2015.

RootWalk (, involved in heritage awareness creation, is proudly facilitating the screening of Ramesh Yanthra’s documentary on Gudiyam Caves first time for public in Chennai.

Contact: A.S.Srinivasan, Email:
Mobile: +918939041234  0r
Ramesh Yanthra, M.F.A., Email:
Mobile: +918754506484

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