This is the very first documentary on the Holy War from the dual perspective of East and West. It traces the mobilization of religious sentiment for political purposes on both sides and shows how false notions of East and West are entrenched in our collective consciousness. Compelling live-action dramatizations and CGI put the viewer in the midst of major historical confrontations, and leading international experts explain how the relations between cultures and religions evolved against the background of the Holy Wars.
S01:E01 - The Sword of the Prophet
This examines the birth of Islam, its rapid spread and its first clashes with Christianity.
S01:E02 - Crusade to Jerusalem
After witnessing the origins of the Jihad, we take a 400-year leap to go on a Crusade to Jerusalem.
S01:E03 - The Turks at the Gates of Vienna
Christian and Islamic forces clash in the Battle of Vienna in 1683.
S01:E04 - The Kaiser's Jihad
World War I European powers exploit conflicts between Arabs and Ottomans.
S01:E05 - Terror for the Faith
The path of Islamic terrorism up to the attacks of 9/11.