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Africa's great civilizations / series producer, Graeme Hart ; a production of McGee Media, Inkwell Films, Kunhardt Films and WETA Washington, D.C., in asociation with Nutopia Limited ; written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; producer/directors, Mark Bates, Karen McGann and Virginia Quinn.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., (television producer,, screenwriter,, host.). Hart, Graeme (Television producer), (television producer.). Goold, Ben, (television producer.). Root, Jane, 1957- (television producer.). Kunhardt, Peter W., (television producer.). McGee, Dyllan, (television producer.). Quinn, Virginia, (television director,, television producer.). Bates, Martin, (television director,, television producer.). Howe, Tom, 1977- (composer.). McGann, Karen, (television director,, television producer.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (broadcaster.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (publisher.). McGee Media (Firm), (production company.). Inkwell Films (Firm), (production company.). Kunhardt Films (Firm), (production company.). WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.), (production company.). Nutopia (Firm), (production company.).

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Summary:

"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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Baker County Library 960 AFR DVD (Text) 37814003331767 STORAGE - AUDIOVISUAL DVD System_Only_3months 02/19/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531700065
  • ISBN: 1531700063
  • ISBN: 9781531700065 :
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Va. ] : PBS Distribution, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Wide screen.
Originally broadcast in 2017.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc one. 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.)
Disc two. 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.)
Participant or Performer Note:
Host: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Summary, etc.:
"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
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1; stereo.
Language Note:
In English; optional subtitles in English subtitles for the hearing impaired (SDH) and Descriptive Video for the Visually Impaired in English (DVI).
Subject: Africa > Civilization.
Africa > History.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Television programs for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Television programs for people with visual disabilities.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Summary: "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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