• CONQUEST OF THE WORLD

    CONQUEST OF THE WORLD

    Ferdinand Magellans und Sir Francis Drakes geheime Missionen

    license film

CONQUEST OF THE WORLD

Ferdinand Magellans und Sir Francis Drakes geheime Missionen

a film by Hannes Schuler, Holger Preuße

CONQUEST OF THE WORLD

Germany | 2012 | 104:00 min

Formal Categories

History Science

Content Categories

Crossmedia Documentary
2 x 52min original German version dubbed English or French available
or interactive webproject - gameplay
Synopsis
Ferdinand Magellans und Sir Francis Drakes geheime Missionen
Zwei Männer - ein Ziel: Mit dem Schiff wollen sie die Welt umrunden. Es geht um Ruhm, Macht und Einfluss, vor allem aber um knallharte weltpolitische Interessen. Die See- und Kolonialmächte Spanien, Portugal und das Britische Königreich kämpfen um die Vorherrschaft in der "Neuen Welt".

Die zweiteilige Dokumentation schildert, wie zwei Forscher unserer Tage sich daran machen, den wahren Zweck der Missionen von Magellan und Drake aufzudecken. Ihre Funde in Archiven, Deutungen der Quellen und Recherchen vor Ort belegen: Die beiden Seefahrer waren mitnichten in erster Linie Abenteurer, die der bloße ideelle Wunsch antrieb, als erster die Erdkugel zu umrunden. Vielmehr waren beide im geheimen Auftrag ihrer Herrscher unterwegs. Das Ziel: Nichts Geringeres als die Weltherrschaft.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Hannes Schuler, Holger Preuße
Original Languages

German

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Links / Reference
Completion in 2012 - Up until today, Ferdinand Magellan and Sir Francis Drake are two of the most fascinating discoverer figures in world history. They were the first to circumnavigate the globe with their ships. Their missions would not have been possible without the uncontrollable willpower that inspired them. But in addition to their personal ambition, they were forced by the political interests of the world powers Spain and England. This documentary project sets out to reveal the true motives behind their journeys. Both navigators were not only adventurers - they were sailing on a confidential command from their rulers: Magellan had to find the shortest way to the Spice Islands, Drake the North-West Passage. Scientists have discovered where and how the files were manipulated to cover the real aim of the expeditions: nothing less than world domination. It's a story about fame, power and influence. The visual style of the two films will be an eye-opener in the field of docu-dramas: Instead of focusing on reenactments, we transform the past into a CGI universe. Real actors melt into an animated world to create a unique, cutting-edge look. Keeping the strong emotions of real characters combined with the endless possibilities of digital worlds allows for a completely new, innovative approach to this historical subject.
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