Exploring a pivotal period in history, the documentary takes its audience on a journey through time, from Ancient Rome to the Crusades and on to the 14th century Black Death. It investigates the fascinating combination of influences that gave rise to the Renaissance, an era that changed the course of history. Witness the rapid development of art, culture, economics and science that took place during this single century, unlike anything seen before.
Follow our modern-day trendsetters, scientists, business tycoons, fashion designers and artists as they delve deep into the heart of the “Renaissance factor”, revealing some of the many innovations that were born during this pivotal period. With spectacular reenactments and expert analysis, the documentary examines the significance of achievements such as linear perspective, the printing press and double-entry bookkeeping, and helps us to understand their relevance even today, some 500 years later. For those curious about the forces that shape our world, “The Renaissance Factor” is an unmissable exploration of a period that continues to impact us all.