The Roots of Violence
Year: 2013
Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.

Directed by Kurt Langbein
Written by Kurt Langbein

Produced by Langbein & Partner Media for ORF
Available worldwide

Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (VOICE-OVER)
Format: 16:9

The Roots of Violence

Wie Gewalt entsteht

Violence came about as a result of a settled way of life. Archaeological finds show that hunters and gatherers lived relatively peacefully, preferring to avoid one another rather than smash each other's skulls if a conflict arose. It was only with the onset of farming and the first villages that serious violence developed among human beings.
Exclusion engenders violence. This separation between "us" and "others" has been and still is misused by politicians. The history of nationalism shows this to a terrifying extent - most recently in Bosnia, when 8.400 people were murdered. This documentary risks a foray into important aspects of research into violence throughout the history of mankind.

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