The Silk Roads with Peter Frankopan
Ancient • 30m
In the East Meets West season, this is the starting point. Frankopan's rightly lauded book has done what it said on the cover: created a new history of the world. For way too long we Westerners have been espying history through the lens of our own success. But truth is, Britain only had its moment because some trade winds blew our sailors in a favourable direction, and America was only discovered because Europeans were seeking the Indies. This film is an intimate portrait of Roads that have mattered through history, told to us by Peter himself, looking into the lens, and thereby into our willing hands. You won't be the same afterwards.
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