Everyone knows the Earth is round... but is it really? In man’s mind it has been flat, square, layered or sitting atop animals. Young Jo discovers an unusual box in his grandfather’s attic. To his surprise the box becomes bigger and starts to speak, awaking the curiosity of the child. Suddenly Jo is plunged into a fantasy world, guided by a friendly voice that shows him how people have imagined our planet through the ages.
Since the beginning of time humans have constantly struggled to understand the shape and nature of the Earth. As they were unable to fully explore it, their imaginations gave birth to a rich and diverse spectrum of creation myths. The Indians came up with the idea that the world was sitting on a giant turtle and earthquakes were caused by the movements of the animal! The Teleuts in Russia thought our planet was shaped like a plate placed atop four blue bulls. The Bebayaka in Africa were rather inclined to think that it was simply a thin layer of land, floating in an infinite ocean… The Greeks were the first to question the idea of the Earth’s flatness.
With laughter and thrills, this captivating animated film special takes the entire family on an extraordinary adventure through time and space to explore mankind’s imagination.