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.
imprint
[Arlington, VA ] : PBS Distribution, [2017]
description
2 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
1531700063, 9781531700065
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[Arlington, VA ] : PBS Distribution, [2017]
isbn
1531700063
9781531700065
standard identifier
841887031547
publisher #
AGRC600 (AGRC600.1--AGRC600.2)
contents note
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.)
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.)
general note
Originally broadcast in 2017.
Wide screen.
performer
Host: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
abstract
"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
language note
In English; optional subtitles in English (SDH) and Descriptive Video for the Visually Impaired in English (DVI).
catalogue key
11181980
technical details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen; stereo.

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