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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

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Host:
Gates, Henry Louis Jr.  Search this
Television producer:
Hart, Graeme (Television producer)  Search this
Goold, Ben  Search this
Root, Jane 1957-  Search this
Kunhardt, Peter W.  Search this
McGee, Dyllan  Search this
Quinn, Virginia  Search this
Bates, Martin  Search this
McGann, Karen  Search this
Composer:
Howe, Tom 1977-  Search this
Broadcaster:
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)  Search this
Publisher:
PBS Distribution (Firm)  Search this
Production company:
McGee Media (Firm)  Search this
Inkwell Films (Firm)  Search this
Kunhardt Films (Firm)  Search this
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Nutopia (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
2 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.) ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Video recordings
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Historical television programs
History
Place:
Africa
Date:
2017
Notes:
Wide screen.
Originally broadcast in 2017.
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.)
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
Topic:
Civilization  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
video 001475
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1079107