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90 min. documentary for The History Channel
Philip Shane, Producer, Director, Writer
Philip Shane & David Baum, Editor
Banks Tarver & Ken Druckerman, Exec. Producers
"Unsurprisingly smart, and surprisingly engaging... a roller coaster of great triumphs and ominous dead ends. What makes all this come together is a splendid group of narrators, physicists whose enthusiasm in talking about Einstein almost jumps off the screen. The Einstein portrayed here is hardly an unblemished hero. But everyone who watches will be cheering for him to complete his quest, to somehow rise above humanity's grievous failings to explain how the universe works."
David Hinckley, New York Daily News
Everyone knows the name Albert Einstein, but few people know of the 15-year long battle he waged to prove his groundbreaking Theory of Relativity while the world was in the grip of war, and he was contending with remarkable adversity in his personal life.
This engrossing film weaves together the extraordinary path of Einstein's scientific journey, the tumultuous turns of his family life, and the wrenching moral dilemmas he faced within the world of science, and in the heart of a city besieged by war. When, after a decade of mental & mathematical struggle, Einstein proclaimed a stunning new theory of the universe, it launched a fierce, global competition among physicists, mathematicians, and astronomers who raced to be the first to prove this obscure German Jewish scientist as right, or wrong.
This is the incredible adventure that gave birth to the beloved icon we know today.