The world broadcast initiative Mankind: The Story of All of Us is the epic tale of the global rise of civilization, complete with danger, action, heroism and adrenaline. This series takes viewers from the first flourishing of civilization in Mesopotamia through the discovery of America. Utilizing multiple disciplines to provide greater insight into the formation of our world, the series will draw upon surprising links from geography, natural history and science. Groundbreaking production techniques bring to life the greatest landmarks of human achievement as never seen before: CGI rebuilds lost worlds, large-scale reenactments replay critical battles shot on location, and innovative use of interactive maps dynamically illustrates the key factors that gave rise to centers of human activity. The series targets fundamental mega-moments or significant things that take man to a new level and provide relevance to his life today. (Source: Shaw Media tv)
Mankind builds increasingly complex systems, feeding billions of people, reshaping the landscape and re-engineering the human body. Modern food cultivation enables population explosions while uranium enables incredible destruction. Mankind travels to the moon and performs heart transplants. Globally, people continue to struggle for civil rights, equality and peace. 100,000 years ago there were a few thousand hunter-gatherers on the African savannas. Today there are 7 billion of us in every corner of the globe.