Cast & Crew
David C Blackman
When Sir David Attenborough saw a wood carving at auction 15 years ago, the object had such presence and power that he bought it. He knew that the "grotesque head, attached to a body grossly elongated and as thin as a stick" was more important than the auctioneers believed it was. The auction catalogue indicated that the carving was from Easter Island. The actioneers told him that the sculpture had come from a junk-shop dealer in Pennsylvania. Attenborough began an investigation into the origins of the artifact -- an investigation that would span the globe, from Russia to Australia, from England back to the Pacific and to Easter Island.