Filmed in 11 countries throughout Africa and featuring personal stories from the people of those countries, this National Geographic documentary collection presents an unprecedented look at the continent's diverse cultures and landscapes. As seen on PBS. Titles include:
SAVANNA HOMECOMING/DESERT ODYSSEY Explores the cities and rural landscapes of East Africa's golden plains, as well as the harsh beauty of the Sahara desert. Looks at the traditions and customs of the Tuareg culture.
VOICES OF THE FOREST/MOUNTAINS OF FAITH Explores the rain forest of Central Africa's Congo River Basin, the native Baka people and the area's rich and varied plant and animal life. The program also travels to Ethiopia for a look at the country's rugged landscape and ancient traditions of its cultures.
LOVE IN THE SAHEL/RESTLESS WATERS The personal stories of two young boys highlight rites of passage of the various cultures surrounding the Sahara desert. Also features a tour of Lake Victoria and the Kilombero Valley.
LEOPARDS OF ZANZIBAR/SOUTHERN TREASURES Explores the landscape and cultures of the island of Zanzibar, located off the Eastern Coast of Africa. Also presents a look at life in South Africa today, highlighting the changes and challenges brought on by the end of apartheid.
THE MAKING OF AFRICA Presents a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this documentary collection.
|Subject||SOCIAL STUDIES, Global Studies, World Cultures|
|Running Time||540 min. total|
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