Our western ideal is under great pressure and we can do nothing to influence it, we take refuge in our everyday lives and hide behind new borders, we can’t seem to cope in a world in which we increasingly feel out of place. No wonder says British historian Peter Frankopan, author of the bestseller “The Silk Roads: A New History of the World”.
We are the product of a history in which we have always given ourselves the leading role, as a result we can’t seem to see the connection between our actions and the changes around us. Before we can understand where the world is headed we need to look back.
Frankopan holds up a mirror to us that shows us an unexpected portrait of our Western civilization and the way we perceive our position in the world, he explains in this film why we must adapt.