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Mankind the Story of All of Us: Season 1: Episode 12 -- Mankind takes on godlike powers: to feed billions of people, reshape the landscape, re-engineer the human body. The greatest power of all was unleashed over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
13 November 2012 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Follow-up to "America: The Story of Us" (2010). Mankind embraces a groundbreaking way of telling this epic human story... See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 36)

Josh Brolin ... Himself - Narrator (12 episodes, 2012)

Richard Machowicz ... Himself - Military Expert & Former Navy Seal (12 episodes, 2012)
James Meigs ... Himself - Editor-in-Chief, Popular Mechanics (12 episodes, 2012)
George Wunderlich ... Himself - National Museum of Civil War Medicine (9 episodes, 2012)
Mike Loades ... Himself - Military Historian (9 episodes, 2012)

Brian Williams ... Himself - NBC Nightly News (8 episodes, 2012)

Henry Louis Gates ... Himself - Harvard University (7 episodes, 2012)

Mehmet Oz ... Himself - New York Presbyterian Hospital (7 episodes, 2012)
Sam Sheridan ... Himself - Writer (6 episodes, 2012)
H.M. Agnes Hsu ... Herself - China Institute & UNESCO (5 episodes, 2012)
Judith Lindbergh ... Herself - Writer / ... (5 episodes, 2012)
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Series Directed by
Dan Clifton (6 episodes, 2012)
Hugh Ballantyne (4 episodes, 2012)
Nick Brown (4 episodes, 2012)
Virginia Quinn (4 episodes, 2012)
Louise Hooper (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Writing credits
Ed Fields (12 episodes, 2012)

Series Produced by
Paul Cabana .... executive producer: History (12 episodes, 2012)
Theuns De Wet .... line producer (12 episodes, 2012)
Laura Franses .... associate producer (12 episodes, 2012)
Ben Goold .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2012)
Julian Hobbs .... executive producer: History (12 episodes, 2012)
Tim Lambert .... supervising producer (12 episodes, 2012)
Jane Root .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2012)
Lucy van Beek .... supervising producer (12 episodes, 2012)
David Wicht .... producer: Film Afrika (12 episodes, 2012)
Jacqui Edwards .... archive producer (10 episodes, 2012)
Mark Hubbard .... drama line producer (10 episodes, 2012)
Ahmed Abounouom .... producer: Dune Films (7 episodes, 2012)
Alice Dawson .... line producer (7 episodes, 2012)
Steffan Boje .... line producer (6 episodes, 2012)
Magie Tan .... producer: Godmother Productions (6 episodes, 2012)
Penny Woo .... producer: Godmother Productions (6 episodes, 2012)
Helen Docherty .... assistant producer (4 episodes, 2012)
John Fothergill .... series producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Jeremy Hall .... series producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Octavia Hartland .... assistant producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Dan Kendall .... series producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Lee McNulty .... story producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Andrew Saunders .... story producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Jemila Twinch .... story producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Simon Willgoss .... assistant producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Gabriella Polletta .... edit producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Jamie Crawford .... edit producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Vlokkie Gordon .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Jane Higgs .... archive producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Shaun Trevisick .... edit producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Michael Webster .... talent producer (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Original Music by
Tom Howe (7 episodes, 2012)

Edward White (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Darren Jonusas (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Direction by
Fred Du Preez (6 episodes, 2012)
Aziz Rafiq (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Keegan Jansen (12 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Makeup Department
Rupert Simon .... makeup and hair designer (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Production Management
Adrian Hubbard .... unit manager: Morocco (12 episodes, 2012)
Teri-Lin Robertson .... production manager (12 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hamid Ait Timaghrit .... second assistant director: morocco (12 episodes, 2012)
De Villiers Fourie .... second assistant director (12 episodes, 2012)
Megan Truter .... third assistant director (12 episodes, 2012)
Mouhssine El Badaoui .... first assistant director: Morocco (3 episodes, 2012)
Olly Robinson .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2012)
Lanny Dong .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Karl du Preez .... property master (12 episodes, 2012)
Russell Harker .... art department assistant (12 episodes, 2012)
Ross Jenkin .... draughtsman (12 episodes, 2012)
Michael Rossouw .... set dressing standby (12 episodes, 2012)
Nathan Victor Honey .... hod scenic (5 episodes, 2012)
Elizabeth E. Schuch .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2012)
Brendan Smithers .... construction manager (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Sound Department
Bob Jackson .... dubbing mixer (12 episodes, 2012)
Lucy Johnstone .... dialogue editor/sound designer (8 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Special Effects by
Kevin Bitters .... special effects coordinator (12 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Grahame Andrew .... visual effects supervisor: lola (12 episodes, 2012)
Turea Blyth .... senior production coordinator: Prime Focus VFX Broadcast (12 episodes, 2012)
James Cattell .... digital compositor: lola (12 episodes, 2012)
Amber Ducker .... visual effects producer: lola (12 episodes, 2012)
Struan Farquhar .... visual effects editor: lola (12 episodes, 2012)
Martin C. Furman .... compositor: Jellyfish Pictures (12 episodes, 2012)
Rasik Gorecha .... visual effects artist: lola (12 episodes, 2012)
Garrett Honn .... visual effects supervisor (12 episodes, 2012)
Alex Jevon .... visual effects artist: lola (12 episodes, 2012)
Ian King .... visual effects artist (12 episodes, 2012)
Michelle Martin .... visual effects executive producer: lola (12 episodes, 2012)
Iain Read .... compositor (12 episodes, 2012)
Gemma Whelan .... visual effects coordinator (12 episodes, 2012)
Grant White .... visual effects artist (12 episodes, 2012)
Max Wright .... 2d supervisor: lola / visual effects supervisor: lola (12 episodes, 2012)
Simon Haslett .... location visual effects supervisor (8 episodes, 2012)
Steven Bray .... digital compositor (7 episodes, 2012)
Tito Fernandes .... sequence supervisor (7 episodes, 2012)
Josh Gotto .... compositor (2 episodes, 2012)
David Welstead-Wood .... digital matte painter (2 episodes, 2012)
Daniel Willers .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Stunts
Mick 'Stuntie' Milligan .... stunt performer (7 episodes, 2012)
Oliver Bailey .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2012)
Matthew Van Leeve .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2012)

Dan Hirst .... stunt performer (unknown episodes, 2012)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Yassine Abounouom .... electrician (12 episodes, 2012)
Perry Barwick .... camera operator (12 episodes, 2012)
Charlie Chambers .... second camera operator (12 episodes, 2012)
Driss Marzak .... gaffer (12 episodes, 2012)
Regan Mitchell .... key grip (12 episodes, 2012)
Caitlin Rollino .... second assistant camera (12 episodes, 2012)
Joe Alblas .... still photographer (9 episodes, 2012)
Casey Crafford .... still photographer (6 episodes, 2012)
Adrian Boerlage .... highspeed operator (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting Department
J.P. van der Merwe .... extras casting (12 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stacey Dunn .... costume supervisor (12 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Editorial Department
Eileen de Klerk .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 2012)
Edward Harber .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Other crew
Kgotla Appolus .... assistant to producer (12 episodes, 2012)
Tim Kilshaw .... key armourer (12 episodes, 2012)
Amanda Kotze .... assistant accountant (12 episodes, 2012)
Natalie Sloan .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 2012)
Loreta Zajarskyte .... drama production coordinator (9 episodes, 2012)
Robert Bentley .... location manager (5 episodes, 2012)
Ulf Suhrmuller .... standby assistant (5 episodes, 2012)
Estelle Vockerodt .... assistant accountant (2 episodes, 2012)
 

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Himself - Narrator:[opening narration for each episode] Amidst the chaos of an unforgiving planet most species will fail. But for one, all the pieces will fall into place, and a set of keys will unlock a path for mankind to triumph. This is our story, the story of all of us.See more »
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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Part 2- Persian bashing again, 11 February 2013
Author: geven46 from New Zealand

History Channel should be more appropriately called Western Propaganda Channel. It's proving that once again. In a new epic serial, admittedly epic, but plainly one sided, Mankind the story of all of us, the story portrays "us" as Westerners, or the Chinese! ( I referring to Part 2 of the serial.) The latter are shown in good light, probably because the Chinese might now be funding them, or more probably because Rupert Murdoch has a Chinese wife.

I am not accusing History Channel of telling a pack of lies. No, not at all, but a lot of half truths, shamelessly presented as the only truth, become lies of a sort.

Let me show by some sample, how these half truths are always there on History (sorry, WP channel.)

Whilst Sparta, the great champion of Greek might, breeds the best warriors, H Channel conveniently omits mention of what would be now considered the worst atrocities on human beings- their willful murder of babies that are examined after birth, or very early age, and if found unfit for future soldiering, are thrown over a cliff to their death!

A young recruit, fit for soldiering, is placed under a senior wizened soldier, very true indeed; but a bond is so fostered between the two, it includes pedophile homosexual relationship for better bonding.

And, if all Spartans who survive being thrown over the cliffs of Saparta, and go on to become great soldiers, very true indeed, who does the rest of the work? For several hundred years, neighboring "feeble" Greek tribes, the Messenians, known to us now as 'Healots' were defeated, their lands seized, and reduced to slavery, spending their tortured life growing food for the Spartans.

Again, it is entirely true, the Persians did suffer defeat at the hands of the Athenians and Spartans, but that again is not the full truth. Claims that western freedom was saved from tyranny, is so ludicrous, any child can browse the internet now and find out more:

But before the tyranny part, a little bit more of full historical facts: After Persians found the then archaic system of transport and logistics would not allow for further expansion of the Empire, Persian gold played a great part in keeping the Greek city states warring against one another, until Alexander's father, Phillip, united the Greeks some 150 years later!

Admittedly, it took, someone with Alexander the Great's military and ambitious vision to conquer the Persian Empire, but very surprisingly, his astonished Macedonian generals, saw their king adopt Persian royal dress and Persian attic ates at his new capital of Asia, Babylon!

Now, back to the tyranny part: The Persian Empire, founded by Cyrus the Great in 500 BC, did not rule with tyranny. For one example, The Bible acknowledges Cyrus as anointed of the Lord , because he freed the Jews from Babylonian captivity (and other peoples-the Bible won't mention this, as it's world view begins and ends with its own agenda-imagine them, acknowledging Cyrus as Anointed of the Lord, thank you indeed!) and Cyrus then financed rebuilding of the Temple at Jerusalem!

Similarly, rulers of other conquered states which came under Persian rule, were spared, offered to continue as sub-kings or satraps, given a great degree of autonomy, the only return were by taxation and providing troops for the armies of Persia. All building projects of the kings, including the grand edifice at Persepolis and Susa, laborers were paid for by money, or in kind.

The Bible goes on to admiringly acknowledge the rule of the Persians as "the law of the Persians that changeth not." http://bible.cc/daniel/6- 8.htm

When I viewed Part 1 of the series, I sincerely felt History Channel is changing its policies, and will present a more balanced view of history..............calling the serial a history of all of us, and then the same old wine- the freedom of western civilization ....." so all of us are westerners................the rest do not matter.

When the serial began the "Bible " part, no mention again of how the Persian Magi influenced Jewish savants, in Babylon, with the Zoroastrian concepts of monotheism, angels and Satan, heaven and hell and resurrection...............never in a thousand years will those westerners who want to continue with their blind myths will continue with their half truths.

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