100 Years in 10 Minutes (1911 – 2011 in 10 Minutes)

Pubblicato: 18 gennaio 2012 in La materia dei segni
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When you write history, you’re always confronted with the question: what facts and events will make it into your historical account, and which ones will be left out? When it comes to this viral video produced by Donolinio Studio, what makes the cut? Europe. America. Men. And a long list of downers: war, depravation, natural disaster, a-bombs, social crisis, financial crisis, genocide and assassination, all set to a dramatic soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. What gets left out? Anything that seemingly makes life worth living and, with some minor exceptions, human achievement. And, yes, Africa and Latin America too — except for the first World Cup tournament played in Uruguay. (Note: we’re pretty sure that English isn’t the first language of the filmmakers. Hence the spelling errors in the captions.)

Speaking of human achievement and historical omissions, we’d like to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday by highlighting two of MLK’s memorable speeches — his soaring “I Have a Dream” speech presented in August 1963, and then fast forward to his prescient “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, delivered just the day before he was assassinated in April 1968.

To dig deeper into the past, don’t miss the history courses (42 in total) in our collection of 400 Free Courses Online.

1.Track: Hans Zimmer – Dark Knight – End Credits
2.Track: Hans Zimmer – Inception – The Dream Is Collapsing
3.Track: Hans Zimmer – Last Samurai – Final Charge
4.Track: Hans Zimmer – PoC Am Ende der Welt – One Day
Enjoy!

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by Dan Colman

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