Chariots of the Gods (German: Erinnerungen an die Zukunft) is a 1970 West German documentary film directed by Harald Reinl. It is based on Erich von Däniken‘s book Chariots of the Gods?, a book that theorizes extraterrestrials impacted early human life. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
The film was edited and dubbed into English in a 1973 American TV documentary, In Search of Ancient Astronauts, narrated by Rod Serling. This version was also shown in many schools in the 1970s, distributed through 16 mm film prints.
The film was released in the UK in 1971, in a version cut to 55 minutes and as a support to the film The Railway Children.
Here is a newer – remake – video of Chariots of the Gods: