Step into a world of intellectual curiosity and social justice with this captivating documentary on “Enlightenment and Activism.” Explore the rich history of Enlightenment thinkers and their influence on modern-day activism. From the ideas of philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz to feminist blogger Laurie Penny and architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel, discover how rationality and reason continue to shape our society and empower individuals to create change.
This two-part documentary takes you on a journey through time, exploring the 18th century European Enlightenment that sparked a new faith in reason and progress. Join the narrator as they delve into the lives of notable figures such as German playwright Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and French revolutionary Olympe de Gouges. Witness how their ideas and writings influenced the trajectory of society towards modern-day progress. In the second part of the documentary, meet present-day activists who share their stories of hope and their visions for the future. Through this enlightening journey, discover how the values of the Enlightenment continue to inspire the fight for justice and equality in today’s world.