English: The Invention of the Trousers
Today everybody wears trousers: men and women, young and old, at almost all occasions. But who invented the trousers? When? Where? Why? This documentary tells the story of an international research team’s pursuit to find answers on these questions. The camera accompanies the scientists to dry inner Asian archaeological excavation sites in China and working tables of conservators; to laboratories of ancient climate and animal DNA research, to sheep shearer’s barns and fashion designer’s studios. Viewers can watch the team making discoveries and facing insurmountable obstacles in the process of reverse engineering when they try to reproduce the oldest known trousers of the world. The documentary comprises unpublished film material, animation sequences and music specially composed for this story. The film is a result of cooperation between archaeologists and students of Film University Babelsberg.
Russian: Изобретение штанов
German: Die Erfindung der Hose – Wie der Mensch zur Hose kam