They Made History
Any major even in history originates from one person who has made a choice. A person who has been in a unique position at a decisive point in time, whose decisions have therefore played a part in shaping the world as we know it today.
They Made History is an international series profiling a group of the world’s most influential people whose choices have affected the course of history during the past forty years. Each program focuses on one historical event and at the same time provides a personal profile of the leader being interviewed.
The series profiles:
Frederik de Klerk
Also available: www.theymadehistory.com
Producers: Birgitte Bollerup Jacobsen & Ingrid Bugge
Produced by: DR
Year of Production: 2005
In addition to the TV series, www.theymadehistory.com portrays another 40 people who put history’s highlights in perspective. World leaders that we know from the course of history throughout the past forty years. Their stories are told close up and personal – through interactive maps, talking heads, photographs, quizzes and more than 200 Tv clips. Clips that span our lifetimes. Images that have imprinted themselves on our minds as well as those never seen before.
The websites profiles: Nelson Mandela, Michail Gorbatjov, Aung San Suu Kyi, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Benazir Bhutto, Augusto Pinochet, Corazon Aquino, Mao Tse-tung, Yassir Arafat, Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khomeini, Osama Bin Laden, Ariel Sharon, Shimon Peres, Mohamed Anwar Sadat, Idi Amin, Kofi Annan, Robert Mugabe, Moammar Gaddafi, Olof Palme, Helmut Kohl, Vaclav Havel, Nicolae Ceausescu, Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Gerry Adams, Frederik De Klerk, Desmond Tutu, Martin Luther King, Madeleine Korbel Albright, Viktor Justjenko, Daniel Ortega, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, Manuel Noriega, Jacques Chirac, Lech Walesa, and Ronald Reagan.