Leonardo - The Man who saved science

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Category
History / Science / Knowledge / DocuDrama
Duration
52' - 70'
Episodes
1
Direction
Mark Daniels
Versions
Italian / English
Production Company
GA&A Productions in coproduction with THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, FRANCE5/Programme33 and SBS Australia
Year of production
2016

Leonardo was an extraordinary artist and inventor. But researchers have discovered, in ancient manuscripts, drawings and treatises that prefigure many of his inventions and trace back to classical Greece, the Arab Empire and even ancient China. Coincidence or plagiarism?  This is the story of the making of a scientist. In this film, we blend lavish reconstructions with interviews with leading experts to reveal how Leonardo sought out technical and scientific knowledge lost to Europe in the Dark Ages and helped launch a new scientific age.