Review of The Ascent of Civilization (2015)

Moving picture, 140 minutes

Seen in 2019.

This review refers to the second season only, in its 2017 English-language adaptation.

The influence of various large and loose groups of people on European and North African history.

A mix of academic talking heads, reenactments, cartoons etc. Some of the academics make a poor impression, particularly Richard Miles, and much of the material is clearly adapted for children, complete with hammy acting.

moving picture non-fiction series