Africa's Great Civilizations

Africa's Great Civilizations

DVD - 2017
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Publisher: Arlington VA : PBS Distribution, 2017.
ISBN: 9781531700065
Branch Call Number: TV DVD 960 Afr
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (360 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: Described video for the visually impaired.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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Jan 18, 2019

Wonderfully interesting and educational. This should be essential viewing for anyone (i.e., everyone) who had been taught that the African continent had nothing of value to contribute to human history prior to European colonization. Bravo, Dr. Gates!

Aug 18, 2017

This is a good resource. Henry takes a survey of Africa that is good for the average viewer. He depicts a more honest look at a section of chattle slavery. More needs to be offered there to shatter myths most hold on that period. There is much to know but the media and scope is not an attempt comparable to Will Durant who spent his entire life writing a history series. Maybe this can inspire others to make further scholarship.

Jul 03, 2017

I think I don't like it when camera constantly jumps from one expert to the other, it is hard even to tell whose voice you hear.
A lot of well-known banalities, at least to my taste. This documentary might be educational and interesting only for someone who not only never studied world history but also never watched or read anything about African civilizations.
On the good side - some scenes are really beautiful.

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