The Hinges of History

Genre: Documentary series (10×60′)

Creators: Dan Birman, Angus Fraser

Based on Thomas Cahill’s seminal series

The creation of the West didn’t just happen when a writer picked up a pen, or a painter put paint to the canvas. It happened in a mean time, a dark time – a time when a former slave acted as he watched the lights going out all over Europe, desperate to be rid of their chains, emerged from the desert and scripted one of the greatest stories ever told. Our series zeros in on these critical moments, these flashpoints. It explores what was at stake, who came down the mountain to save the day, and how that story – become our story – giving us art, teaching us statecraft, and providing us with a legal and moral framework to call our own.

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