History isn't Charlton Heston wearing sandals, nor is it a list of dates and names in a college exam, rather it is made up of many and varying interpretations of the past, viewed through the lens of current ideologies.
It also holds the key to understanding our present. If interpreted carefully, history can help us see current events more clearly. With this clarity we gain perspective and tolerance, the wisdom to make better decisions and the foresight to avoid bad ones.
'Under the Sun' is a show about history and context and how important they are in interpreting current events.