Terra X: Alexander the Great

He is considered the model of the world ruler: no superlative suffices to adequately describe the Macedonian king’s charismatic personality, his military skills or his vision of a peaceful, multicultural empire. As a warlord, Alexander was already a legend in his lifetime, but it was future generations that elevated him to the state of a myth. The historical figure behind it has almost completely disappeared. The two-part documentary takes a look at how the son of a king from a remote part of northern Greece ended up becoming Europe’s first global ruler.

Part 1: In pursuit of power
Part 2: To the end of the world


WRITER: Martin Carazo Mendez     DIRECTOR: Christian Twente, Martin Carazo Mendez     CAMERA: Martin Christ, Jörg Adams, Torbjörn Karvang, Marc Riemer, Panagiotis Costoglou     EDITOR: Ramin Sabeti, Christoph Sagert     MUSIC: Paul Rabinger