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Cosmic Africa

Author: Damon FosterCraig FosterAnne RogersCarina RubinHugh BrodyAll authors
Publisher: South Africa : Cosmos Studios, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As a young boy, Thebe Medupe was fascinated by astronomy---fascinated enough to build his own telescope from a discarded bit of pipe, and fascinated enough to be the astrophysicist he became. He plays himself in a dramatized autobiography in which he travels through Namibia and Mali, speaking with!Kung and Dogon healers, diviners and hunters about their notions of the sun, the moon, the stars--making the film as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science films
Educational films
Biographical films
Feature films
Drama
Named Person: Rodney Medupe
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Damon Foster; Craig Foster; Anne Rogers; Carina Rubin; Hugh Brody; Rodney Medupe; Thulani Ncamani; Tony Ndoro; Tshamano Sebe; Malefetse Bookholane; Barry Donnelly; Cosmos Studios.; Findata (Firm); Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa.
OCLC Number: 70703878
Notes: Special features: The making of "Cosmic Africa."
Credits: Editor, Damon Foster ; music, Barry Donnelly.
Cast: Thebe Medupe, Thulani Ncamani.
Performer(s): Narrators, Tony Ndoro, Tshamano Sebe, Malefetse Bookholane.
Description: 1 videodisc (72 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; widescreen; Dolby digital monaural.
Other Titles: Making of Cosmic Africa.
Responsibility: presented by Cosmos Studios in association with the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa and Findata Limited ; a film by Damon Foster, Craig Foster ; executive producer, Ann Druyan ; co-executive producers, Kent Gibson, Carina Rubin, Anne Rogers ; based on an original concept by Anne Rogers ; producer, Carina Rubin ; associate producer, Thebe Medupe ; screenplay, Hugh Brody, Craig Foster, Damon Foster ; directed & photographed, Damon Foster, Craig Foster.

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As a young boy, Thebe Medupe was fascinated by astronomy---fascinated enough to build his own telescope from a discarded bit of pipe, and fascinated enough to be the astrophysicist he became. He plays himself in a dramatized autobiography in which he travels through Namibia and Mali, speaking with!Kung and Dogon healers, diviners and hunters about their notions of the sun, the moon, the stars--making the film as much a celebration of African culture as of astronomy. At film's end Thebe is developing the world's first African ethno-astronomy class.

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