Terra X: Who owns the world?

Episode 1: From the field to the empire

The opening episode looks at the origins of property-mindedness – from the first Neolithic farmers, through the advanced civilizations of Mesopotamia, to the empires of antiquity. The quest for more and more began when people settled down around 10,000 years ago and practiced farming and animal husbandry instead of hunting and gathering. But above all it was the Roman Empire 2,000 years ago that shaped our Western ideas of property – right up to the present day.


WRITER: Martin Carazo Mendez, Birgit Tanner     DIRECTOR: Christian Twente, Christian Zipfel, Caterina Borelli   CAMERA:  Fabian Spuck, Torbjörn Karvang, Joachim Seck, Jakob Rühl         EDITOR: Fabian Reisch         SOUND: Elias Lindermann, Atanas Peichev    COSTUME DESIGN: Ina Damyanova    MUSIC: Paul Rabiger    COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Georg Graffe (ZDF), Friederike Haedecke (ZDF), Ricarda Schlosshan (ZDF)