A scientific exploration into some of the world’s most remote, unexplored caves, Journey into Amazing Caves follows the story of two cavers, Dr. Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenbach, as they search for extreme living organisms in the ice caves of Greenland, the underwater caves of the Yucatan Peninsula, and the earth caves of the Little Grand Canyon.

Produced and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films in association with the Cincinnati Museum Center

Major funding provided by the National Science Foundation and The Endeavors Group

Narrated by Liam Neeson

Release date: 2001

Runtime: 39 minutes

Format: filmed in 15 perforation/70 mm, 8/70, Dome-customized 15/70

For Educators

The Educator Guide includes lesson plans and hands-on activities for grades 4-8.  All activities
developed for this guide support National Education Standards for Science, Geography, Math and English.

Honors and Reviews
  • Best Sound of the Year – 2002 Giant Screen Theater Association Achievement Awards (Presented to The Moody Blues and Steve Wood)
  • Best Marketing Campaign of the Year by a Distributor – 2001 Giant Screen Theater Association Achievement Awards
  • Merit Award for Excellent Cinematography – International Wildlife Film Festival
  • Gold WorldMedal – New York Festivals, 2001
  • Golden Eagle Award (Documentary Feature) – CINE 2002
  • Official Selection – 2008 Environmental Film Festival, Washington D.C.
  • The highest grossing giant screen documentary film of 2001

Amazing Caves scales new heights of IMAX excitement… It is a breathtaking sight, captured with awesome skill by the cinematographers of MacGillivray Freeman Films, the kings of IMAX high adventure photography…[an] engrossing look into the earth’s secret places.”
– Cincinnati Enquirer

“The film seamlessly integrates adventurous storytelling with a solid education component… [Journey into Amazing Caves] visits some of the most beautifully exotic locations on the planet.”
– Los Angeles Times

“…more than delivers on its title’s promise. The challenges of [the caves] are formidable, and their beauty on the big screen is breathtaking.”
– Hollywood Reporter

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