The History of the Universe in 127 Seconds

From the Big Bang to the dawn of the 21st century, this video from Now This News reflects on the roller coaster ride of existence. The montage sequence is more impressionistic than fact-driven, juxtaposing powerful images of humanity at our best and our worst. The narrator ends on a positive note, however, saying, "we hold on to hope, because that's what we do best. Happy new year!" 

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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