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Africa's great civilizations

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.Graeme HartBen GooldJane RootPeter W KunhardtAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : PBS Distribution, [2017]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Africa's Great Civilizations In his six-hour series, Africa's Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing, and civilization itself, through the millennia in which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
History
Historical television programs
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Graeme Hart; Ben Goold; Jane Root; Peter W Kunhardt; Dyllan McGee; Virginia Quinn, (Television producer and director); Martin Bates, (Television producer and director); Tom Howe; Karen McGann; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),; PBS Distribution (Firm),; McGee Media (Firm),; Inkwell Films (Firm),; Kunhardt Films (Firm),; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.),; Nutopia (Firm),
ISBN: 9781531700065 1531700063
OCLC Number: 988831534
Language Note: Subtitles in English (SDH) and Descriptive Video for the Visually Impaired in English (DVI).
Notes: Wide screen.
Credits: Executive producers for Nutopia, Ben Goold, Jane Root ; executive producers, Henry Louis Gates, Pete Kunhardt, Dyllan McGee.
Performer(s): Host: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; stereo.
Contents: Origins / a film by McGee Media, Inkwell Films & Kunhardt Films in association with Nutopia ; written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; produced & directed by Virginia Quinn ; edit producers, Laura Warner, Archie Powell ; directors of photography, Graham Smith and 6 others ; editors, Guy Scutter, Doug Howarth ; music by Tom Howe (approximately 56 min.) --
The cross and the crescent / a film by McGee Media, Inkwell Films & Kunhardt Films in association with Nutopia ; written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; produced & directed by Virginia Quinn ; edit producers, Laura Warner, Archie Powell ; directors of photography, Graham Smith and 6 others ; editors, Guy Scutter, Doug Howarth ; music by Tom Howe (approximately 56 min.) --
Empires of gold / a film by McGee Media, Inkwell Films & Kunhardt Films in association with Nutopia ; written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; produced & directed by Martin Bates ; edit producers, Phil Stein, David Vincent ; directors of photography, Graham Smith and 4 others ; editors, Daniel Garcia Robles, Anthony Willis ; music by Tom Howe (approximately 56 min.) Cities / a film by McGee Media, Inkwell Films & Kunhardt Films in association with Nutopia ; written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; produced & directed by Martin Bates ; edit producers, Phil Stein, David Vincent ; directors of photography, Graham Smith and 4 others ; editors, Daniel Garcia Robles, Anthony Willis ; music by Tom Howe (approximately 56 min.) --
The Atlantic Age / a film by McGee Media, Inkwell Films & Kunhardt Films in association with Nutopia ; written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; produced & directed by Karen McGann ; edit producer, Dan Hillman ; directors of photography, Graham Smith and 4 others ; editors, Damian Townend and 3 others ; music by Tom Howe (approximately 56 min.) --
Commerce and the clash of civilizations / a film by McGee Media, Inkwell Films & Kunhardt Films in association with Nutopia ; written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; produced & directed by Karen McGann ; edit producer, Dan Hillman ; directors of photography, Graham Smith and 4 others ; editors, Damian Townend and 3 others ; music by Tom Howe (approximately 56 min.)
Responsibility: with Henry Louis Gates Jr. ; series producer, Graeme Hart ; a production of McGee Media, Inkwell Films, Kunhardt Films and WETA Washington, D.C., in asociation with Nutopia Limited.

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"Africa's Great Civilizations In his six-hour series, Africa's Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing, and civilization itself, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world. Professor Gates travels the length and breadth of Africa to chronicle the continent's history from a firmly African perspective. His journey takes him from the city of Great Zimbabwe, to the pyramids of Meroe, and the spectacular rock-hewn churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia. The epic story that he tells is full of surprises and unexpected connections, helping us to appreciate the collective and individual genius of Africans who, across thousands of years, built civilizations and empires, fought wars, established great cities, furthered and spread learning, and created some of the most sublime art and architecture in human history." -shoppbs.org.

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