Experience the frozen tundra of the past in “Titans of the Ice Age,” a new digital 3D film that premiered world wide at Hastings Museum on Jan. 19, 2013.
In “Titans of the Ice Age” you’ll be transported via our 65-foot-wide giant screen to the beautiful and other-worldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia some 10,000 years before modern civilization.
Breathtaking computer-generated imagery brings this mysterious era to life — from saber-toothed cats and cave bears to dire wolves and woolly mammoths, giant creatures both feared and hunted by prehistoric humans. (After the film be sure to experience some of these creatures first hand in our fossil exhibit!)
The Ice Age marks a dynamic chapter in the development of the human spirit, a great test of survival, a “trial by ice” that would compel our ancestors to seek understanding and meaning in nature. These inventions and discoveries — art, language, clothing, the taming of fire — born of the Pleistocene, were tools that defined and civilized the human species.
Ironically, our spirit of ingenuity and survival instincts would ultimately provide us with the power and knowledge to alter the very forces of nature that once shaped our existence. And the consequences, from species devastation to global warming, have become the great challenges in the modern era. The Ice Age takes a thoughtful look at the relationships between the Earth, her resources and inhabitants and our role in a changing world.
“Titans of the Ice Age” is showing on our big screen through July 2013. Special thanks to KHAS-TV News 5 for sponsoring this film.