History 360° – History of Mankind

Presented by Mirko Drotschmann and Harald Lesch

How did we become what we are today? Modern man has been in existence for around 300,000 years. In terms of geological history, this is no more than the blink of an eye. In an evolutionary sprint, man spread across the entire planet, “filled the Earth and subdued it”. Today, he even claims to be the creator of life. When did we begin to clear forests, build cities, wage wars? How did faith and religion, the idea of human rights come into the world?

Mirko Drotschmann and Harald Lesch take a closer look at these and other questions.  The presenters reveal some astonishing facts and explain how the histories of nomads and warriors, pyramid builders and conquerors, revolutionaries and researchers are still relevant to us today.

The episodes:
Part 1               Hunters and Warriors
Part 2               Gods and Empires
Part 3               Knowledge and Power
Part 4               Progress and Megalomania


Cross-media Innovation Project
The four documentaries are part of an ambitious, cross-platform history project by ZDF. TV programme and the virtual world are combined to create a content universe that spans time and space.


BUCH: Sabine Klauser und Dorothea Nölle     REGIE: Christian Twente (Moderation)     MODERATION: Mirko Drotschmann und Harald Lesch KAMERA: Fabian Spuck (Moderation)     SCHNITT: Claudia Spoden und Marie Wilbers  MUSIK: Paul Rabiger     CGI: Sebastian Martinez, Martin Wolkinger, Julian Balducci, Achtfeld und Faber Courtial     SPRECHER: Petra Konradi und Philipp Schepmann     WISSENSCHAFTLICHE BERATUNG: Dr. Carl Dietmar  MITARBEIT: Lutz Pinkert, Cornelia Stier und Solveig Ufer    PRODUKTIONSLEITUNG GRUPPE 5: Simone Betz und Silke Breidenbach      PRODUKTIONSLEITUNG ZDF: Nora Edel und Florian Gerhartz      PRODUCER: Sabine Klauser  PRODUZENT: Alexander Hesse    REDAKTION ZDF: Christian Deick, Friederike Haedecke, Winfried Laasch und Marion Böhm      LEITUNG DER SENDUNG: Hubert Krech