The Lost Gods of Easter Island by David Attenborough (2000)

If you haven’t seen this great BBC documentary written and presented by David Attenborough yet, you can now watch it online HERE. Attenborough embarks on a personal quest to uncover the history of a wooden Easter Island statue which he bought at Christie’s in the 1980s. We follow him on an investigation to uncover the mysteries of his statue; a journey that takes him from Russia to Australia, England, the Pacific, a Tahiti beach and finally to one of the most remote places on earth, Easter Island.

Yours truly recently also made a short documentary about an Easter Island statue. You can see me talking about the moai kavakava from the James Hooper collection HERE – we’ll be selling it next week in Paris among many other Oceanic masterworks (info).