The Renaissance which began in Italy 600 years ago is probably the most important and astonishing event in human history. Until that time throughout the world tyrants and authoritarian religions controlled the lives of most human beings. War was the means of settling disputes. The lives of the majority of people counted for nothing. The Renaissance changed everything and its effect is now felt in every corner of the globe. This film by Malcolm Hossick explores how it began and how it is effecting all our lives today.