Bone Enemies

A film by JEAN-YVES COLLET
Produced by Bienvenue ! Productions
52′ HD

Synopsis

Ethiopia, 1974 – Yves Coppens discovers the fragments of the oldest human being, Lucy.

Chad, 2001 – another French anthropologist, Michel Brunet, claims to have found the skull of an even much older hominid, Toumaï.

A unique interview with the two of them and private footage will retell how these apparently harmless divergent theories started a rivalry, which was amplified by their teams, their peers and the media.

Yet one of them has always been supporting the other’s theory…