THE CRUCIBLE OF THE MILLENNIUM: The Birth of Globalization (Part I)

THE CRUCIBLE OF THE MILLENNIUM: The Birth of Globalization (Part I)

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 2171
    Format: DVD

    Produced by: Kroyt Brandt Productions
    2005, 87 mins. (2-part)
    Purchase: $310 Classroom Rental: $125

    The years surrounding 1500 represent a pivotal time in human history, marking the birth of our Modern Age. During that period, the invention of the printing press in Europe, based on a Chinese invention, spurred an information revolution and changed the way people envisioned the world. Different peoples, cultures and religions came into contact with one another, sometimes violently. The reverberations of these developments are still felt today—in the interconnectedness of cultures and economies, and in issues related to immigration, the environment, economic inequality, nationalism and racism. The West's relationship with the Muslim world—a focus of considerable interest today—is profoundly rooted in the 15th century. The three-hour special, The Crucible of the Millennium, examines the technological advances, the wide-ranging exploration and the collision of cultures that characterized the midpoint of the last millennium, revealing why an understanding of that period is critical to an understanding of the world today

    Filmed on location in China, Singapore, India, Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Mexico and the United States, The Crucible of the Millennium captures key developments of the 15th and early 16th centuries from a variety of Western and non-Western perspectives. The program is hosted by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, former special representative to the United Nations and a distinguished photographer and author, with primary narration by Tony Award-winning actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson.


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    Festivals & Awards

    * Aurora-Platinum Best of Show
    * AXIEM Documentary Award
    * US International Film and Video Festival-Certificate for Creative Excellence in History
    * Chris Award-program and Script


    Reviews

    Recommended... An interesting examination of the early 15th century, through detailed accounts and manuscripts, related to the travels of European and Asian travelers to the town of Calicut, India, which at that time was a major trade center and port for the sale of spices and exotic goods……. How European culture met Muslim society, how technological advances in Asia were transported into European society, and how oceanic exploration and conquest began, are just some of the topics discussed and detailed in these two videos.” –EMRO

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