(Published Nov. 12, PDI-Entertainment)
By Oliver M. Pulumbarit
“It was an enormous challenge to undertake such a bold idea, to tell the entire story of humanity within 12 hours,” said History vice president for programming and development Julian Hobbs in an exclusive phone interview with Inquirer Entertainment.
Among these “shared” moments are key inventions and transformations that affected humanity, like the harnessing of fire and the introduction of agriculture. Narrated by actor Josh Brolin, “Mankind” required an “enormous” amount of research.
“Before we started filming, we spent a year consulting dozens of leading historians around the world to come up with this list of key moments,”
Hobbs elaborated. “We filmed in China, Africa, the United Kingdom—it literally was a global production.”
Historical consultants were present during filming to ensure accuracy.
“Mankind” premieres November 14 at on History.
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On CinemaWorld this month are “A View of Love,” starring Oscar-winning actor Jean Dujardin, and “Chocolate Kisses,” starring Luca Argentero of “Eat, Pray, Love.”
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