HUMANITY FROM SPACE
An Interconnected World of Extraordinary Complexity
Watch, for example, a CGI representation of the spread of early agriculture on various continents through time as if seen from orbit while hearing historians explain farming’s consequences for civilization. See similar treatments of the growth of cities, industrialization, cheap energy, global trade, population growth and migration, and communication networks. Get a global perspective on the modern challenges of providing food and energy for an exploding population. Supporting "big picture" representations with fascinating vignettes, the documentary focuses throughout on the ever-increasing interconnections of an ever-increasing population.
PBS/Discovery Channel Canada
6 and up