10 x 60 BBC TWO & PBS / Nutopia
Produced & Directed by Matthew Hill
A landmark project, Civilisations was conceived as a re-imaging of Sir Kenneth Clark's series Civilisation of 1969.
Using the latest camera technology and harnessing the latest in archaeological and academic research the series aims to tell a global history of human civilisation through the art, artefacts and images we have made.
But with the modern world experiencing tectonic shifts in the political world order, the old certainties of Clark have evaporated. In the context of these current upheavals this series interrogates the very concept of civilisation; what is it? who does it belong to? can or should it be saved.