Maya, Inca, Aztecs – they were all surprisingly civilized cultures. In contrast to the Europeans, they were looking for a home. A three-part documentary on Arte shows, what we know today about the international.Arte shows a three-part documentary about cultures "the sons of the sun" runs on Saturday, 27.06.2020 from 20.15 clock
What is a high culture ? In any case, something gone. Finally, it is a term from the wide field of historical research. "Präkolumbian table", however, is clear: these are the times prior to Christopher Columbus, the man writes in other languages and pronounce, and the to be done as the discoverer of America much of the historical honor.
means, Precisely, "präkolumbian table", especially: "präkolonisatorisch". Because what happened after Columbus in America, was a devastating conquest of the continent by Europeans who were, in turn, necessarily so, as they would belong to a high culture . Europeans were in the 16th century. Century in comparison to the inhabitants of America's ill-fed, ill-smelling, but very well-armed pale people with beards and highly developed nautical skills.
documentation on Arte: Maya, Inca and Aztecs, Europeans were superior to
The three-piece suit with the pathetic title of "sons of the sun" with the intention to inform us about the current state of what can we know about the three pre-Columbian high culture n on the American continent. the Mayan , Inca and Aztec were three amazing civilizations in Meso and South America. They ruled for long times over large Empires and had scientific, architectural, and economic capabilities were, what thought Europeans this time, and have been, far superior.
Only weapons technically they were inferior. Also was her immune system was not set up at all the bacteria, viruses and germs that the Europeans brought with them. Also, apparently you were not often in the position to understand the war-like ruthlessness and greed for Gold and wealth of the Europeans sufficiently to defend themselves against it. the Mayan , Inca and Aztec have to offer through the testimonials of the conqueror in the popular mythologies of Europe, the Image of barbarians without beards, for the particularly nasty habit of the gods to human sacrifice, characteristic of goods, and with all the riches on which they were sitting, especially Gold, Gold, Gold! – nothing right to begin knew.
Arte-documentation: understanding of the represented peoples
The films of Anne Holländer, Carsten Obländer (Maya and Aztecs) and Gabriele Wengler (Inca) paint as multi-dimensional and colored images, and develop and communicate well-informed understanding of the portrait of the historical peoples. Especially the Mayan were an amazing example of what we today call the " high culture ". In terms of agriculture, architecture, mathematics and astronomy, they were ahead in the time we call "ancient", your Mediterranean (and their Central and Northern European contemporaries, anyway) far.
Many of the crops that enable our lives today and beautify cocoa, tomatoes, Maize were cultivated by the Maya. And if you ask today, whether Rome or El Mirador was the amazing ancient city, then come to the result that the Mirador was, overall, a much more complex cultural performance.
Arte: documentation stereotypes
That Inca and Aztec in somewhat more recent times lived, and not only went to their own hubris and their own environmental destruction but also of what the conquerors did use, the other two films make an impression and with a lot of Wagner's music clearly.
around riding not too extensively, but to inform prudent, to use in between, but also ethnological clichés of Blood sacrifices and evil rituals. The deeds of the conqueror appear in any better light. And the descendants of the ancient civilizations still alive today in Latin America, and have here and there remote traces of their own history preserved. (Hans-Jürgen Linke)
broadcast date of the "sons of the sun" on Arte: Friday, 27.06.2020, 20.15, 21.05 PM, 22.00 PM and in the ARD-Mediathek.Updated Date: 27 June 2020, 14:34