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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 1 of 9, Second Moment Of Creation
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directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 1 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 57 mins
Simon Schama investigates the remote origins of human creativity with the first known marks made some 80,000 years ago in South African caves; marks which were not dictated merely by humanity's physical needs. As time passes the elements of civilisation are assembled: written language, codes of law, and expression...
directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 1 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 57 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 2 of 9, How Do We Look
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directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 2 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 58 mins
Mary Beard looks at images of the human body in ancient art, seeking answers to fundamental questions at the heart of ideas about civilisations. Why have human beings always made art about themselves? What were these images for? And in what ways do some ancient conventions of representing the body still affect us...
directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 2 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 58 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 4 of 9, God And Art
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directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 4 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 59 mins
Mary Beard broaches the controversial, sometimes dangerous, topic of religion and art. For millennia, art has inspired religion as much as religion has inspired art. Yet there are fundamental problems, which all religions share, in making God or gods visible in the human world. How, and at what cost, do you make t...
directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 4 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 59 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 5 of 9, Renaissances
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directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 5 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 57 mins
Think Renaissance and you think Italy. But in the 15th and 16th centuries the great Islamic empires experienced their own extraordinary cultural flowering. The two phenomena did not unfold in separate artistic universes; they were acutely conscious of, and in competition with, each other and mutually open to influ...
directed by Ashley Gething, 1970-; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Ashley Gething, 1970-, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 5 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 57 mins
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Civilisations (Arts), Episode 6 of 9, Encounters
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directed by Ian Leese, fl. 1993; presented by David Olusoga, fl. 1999; produced by Ian Leese, fl. 1993, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 6 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 58 mins
In the 15th and 16th centuries distant and disparate cultures met, often for the first time, David Olusoga shows, art was always on the frontline. David travels to Japan to explore how the Tokugawa Shogunate, after an initial embrace, became so wary of outside interference that they sought to cut ties with the out...
directed by Ian Leese, fl. 1993; presented by David Olusoga, fl. 1999; produced by Ian Leese, fl. 1993, Nutopia, Open University and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Civilisations (Arts), Episode 6 of 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 58 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 1, The Second Moment of Creation
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directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
Examine the formative role of art and the creative imagination in the forging of humanity itself. Images and artifacts found in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and South America testify to the urge to develop civilizations.
directed by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015; presented by Simon Schama, 1945-; produced by Tim Niel, fl. 2004-2015, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 2, How Do We Look?
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directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 54 mins
Explore the many functions of the human image in art. Portraits, paintings and sculptures, life-size and colossal, perform a role - assuaging loss, expressing strength, inspiring fear - and were instrumental in depicting the body today.
directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 54 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 3, God and Art
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directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 54 mins
Trace the relationship between religion and art, which has inspired some of the most ingenious, affecting, and breathtaking works of art ever made. Yet beneath great works of religious art often lie conflict, intrigue and divine mysteries.
directed by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016; presented by Dame Mary Beard, 1955-; produced by Matthew Hill, fl. 2001-2016 and Caroline Buckley, fl. 2009, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 54 mins
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Civilizations, Episode 4, Encounters
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directed by Ian Leese, fl. 1993; presented by David Olusoga, fl. 1999; produced by Ian Leese, fl. 1993, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 54 mins
See how seafaring advances and a thirst for trade and exploration sent human beings around the planet. Distant and disparate cultures met for the first time, and art became the great interface by which civilizations understood each other.
directed by Ian Leese, fl. 1993; presented by David Olusoga, fl. 1999; produced by Ian Leese, fl. 1993, Nutopia, in Civilizations, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 54 mins
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Inside the Middle East, Season 2, Episode 17, Endangered Archaeology
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produced by Cable News Network (CNN), in Inside the Middle East, Season 2, Episode 17 (Atlanta, GA: CNN Newsource Sales, 2018), 23 mins
From mosaics to monuments, the archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa is exceptionally rich and diverse, but it is also under threat. Sites that have stood the test of time are now in a precarious situation due to conflict, climate change even tourism. Archaeologists and scientists are now in a race again...
produced by Cable News Network (CNN), in Inside the Middle East, Season 2, Episode 17 (Atlanta, GA: CNN Newsource Sales, 2018), 23 mins
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