History

CIVILIZATIONS
How Do We Look?

 

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.

 

How Do We Look?
This episode explores the many functions of the human image in ancient art and the different ways each civilization and era regarded its significance.

 

 

FIRST CIVILIZATIONS
War

 

FIRST CIVILIZATIONS explores Mesoamerica, the Middle East and the Indus Valley to learn how and why early humans created villages, towns, cities and states, establishing the blueprint for the modern world.

 

War
This episode examines the process of “destructive creation” – the idea that fear, rivalry and conflict strengthen community bonds, while stimulating an arms race of technological progress.

 

 

CIVILIZATIONS
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

 

 

NOVA
Holocaust Escape Tunnel

 

For centuries, the Lithuanian city of Vilna was one of the most important Jewish centers in the world, earning the title “Jerusalem of the North” until World War II, when the Nazis murdered about 95% of its Jewish population and reduced its synagogues and cultural institutions to ruins. The Soviets finished the job, paving over the remnants of Vilna’s famous Great Synagogue so thoroughly that few today know it ever existed. Now, an international team of archaeologists is trying to rediscover this forgotten world, excavating the remains of its Great Synagogue and searching for proof of one of Vilna’s greatest secrets: a lost escape tunnel dug by Jewish prisoners inside a horrific Nazi execution site.

 

 

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
Journey to Emalani

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS Journey to Emalani

 

The commemoration of Queen Emma’s 1871 visit to the upland forest of West Kauai, as experienced by three hula halau, is the subject of this PBS Hawai‘i-produced film. It follows the halau and their kumu hula to Kokee for an annual festival of hula and chant, Eo e Emalani i Alaka’i (Emalani Festival): Tony Conjugacion’s Hālau Nā Wainohia; Charlani Kalama’s Hālau Ha’a Hula O Kekau’ilani Nā Pua Hala O Kailua; and Healani Youn’s The Ladies of Ke’alaokalaua’e. Hawaiian music icon Nina Keali’iwahamana narrates.

 

 

Our next Indie Lens Pop-Up explores a changing agricultural landscape

 

Please join us for our free Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of the following documentary, ahead of its broadcast debut on Independent Lens:

 

Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky / By Laura Dunn
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 5:30-8:00 pm
VENUE CHANGE: Impact Hub Honolulu, 1050 Queen Street, Honolulu

 

Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky is a portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of award-winning writer and farmer Wendell Berry, back home in his native Henry County, Kentucky.

 

We hope you’ll stay after the screening for an informal audience discussion. How has agriculture shaped our way of life in Hawai‘i – and how is that way of life changing?

 

Important Note: Because of our studio preparations for the April 19 live broadcast of KĀKOU – Hawai‘i’s Town Hall, this Indie Lens Pop-Up screening will be held at Impact Hub Honolulu, at 1050 Queen Street in Kaka‘ako. See the graphic below for nearby parking options.

 

 

 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Roads to Memphis

 

A riveting crosscut narrative of a killer and his prey, ROADS TO MEMPHIS is the fateful story of an assassin and his target set against the seething, turbulent forces in American society that drove two men to their violent and tragic collision on April 4, 1968. In this clip, author Hampton Sides (Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King Jr. and the International Manhunt for his Assassin) describes why James Earl Ray set his sights on King.

 

 

BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE
Out of the Shadows / Move On Up

 

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. takes a personal journey through the last 50 years of African American history, charting the incredible progress made – as well as the obstacles that remain. The program features conversations with Jesse Jackson, Nas and Donna Brazile.

 

 

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