Chariots of the Gods is a classic documentary that was originally produced as a German film titled “Erinnerungen An Die Zukunft” or “Memories of the Future” and re-edited in English. The film is based on the ground-breaking book by Erich von Daniken concerning the ancient mysteries of the world. He wrote that such artifacts as the pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, ancient cave drawings, the monuments of Easter Island, etc., and indeed modern civilization, could have been influenced by extra-terrestrial visitations. Both Daniken’s book and the movie it inspired were hugely influential at the time they were introduced.
It took 5 years for Erich von Daniken to document the physical evidence of visits by ancient aliens and galactic travelers to Earth. What they did here and the influences they left behind are the core of the film. Von Daniken takes us into the far reaches of underground caves and tombs and to the tops of desolate mountains on every major continent.