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The Second Moment of Creation

CIVILIZATIONS: The Second Moment of Creation


Civilizations is a new nine-part series that examines human creativity across cultures. The PBS and BBC co-production, narrated by actor Liev Schreiber, tells the story of art from the dawn of human history to the
present day.


Inspired by Civilisation, Kenneth Clark’s acclaimed 1969 series about Western art, this epic new series expands the scope globally to reveal the role art and the creative imagination have played across multiple cultures and civilizations. Throughout the series, Civilizations travels across six continents to explore a wealth of treasures created through the entirety of the human experience. State-of-the-art drone and camera movement technology and macro-photography allow viewers to immerse themselves in new ways.


The Second Moment of Creation charts the impulse of humans to express themselves creatively over tens of thousands of years, evolving from simple, abstract etchings to painted and sculpted depictions of the animal world and eventually the human form itself