A century of unprecedented change – the most disruptive in human history – spurred by technological progress, wars, and shifting values have challenged our notion of what it means to be human. In this episode of “Reinventing the World – 500 years of the Reformation,” the documentary explores how far humanity has come, glimpsing into the past and present to throw light on the challenges and opportunities that await us in the future.
The audience will embark on a journey, interweaving the lives of Bertha von Suttner, Albert Einstein, and Sigmund Freud with our present-day protagonists, Alexander Blässle and Fayzen. Blässle’s groundbreaking research at the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen, which focuses on cell differentiation, could someday lead to a cure for cancer. However, grappling with ethical dilemmas about the beginning of life is an unwavering preoccupation. Meanwhile, Iranian-German rapper Fayzen ponders about what fosters the sense of belonging in the community, and how war and disaster put it all to the test.