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Title Africa's great civilizations [(DVD) videorecording] / series producer, Graeme Hart ; written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; producer/directors, Mark Bates, Karen McGann and Virginia Quinn.

Imprint [United States] : PBS, 2017.
Publication Info. [Arlington, VA ] : PBS Distribution, [2017]
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Adult DVD Nonfiction  960 AFR    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  960 AFR    AVAILABLE
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Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in. stamping rda
Description digital optical stereo rda
NTSC rda
video file region 1 rda
DVD video
Television programs lcgft
Audience Rating: TVPG.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1; stereo.
Language In English; optional subtitles in English (SDH)
Performer Host: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Note Wide screen.
Originally broadcast in 2017.
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
Credits Executive producers for Nutopia, Ben Goold, Jane Root ; executive producers, Henry Louis Gates, Pete Kunhardt, Dyllan McGee.
Subject Africa -- Civilization -- Videodiscs.
Africa -- History -- Videodiscs.
Genre Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Documentary television programs. (OCoLC)fst01710387
Historical television programs. (OCoLC)fst01726125
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Nonfiction television programs. (OCoLC)fst01710270
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
DVD-video discs.
Added Author 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, Mark, television director, television producer.
Howe, Tom, 1977- composer.
McGann, Karen, television director, television producer.
PBS Distribution (Firm), publisher.
ISBN 9781531700065
Standard No. 841887031547
Music No. AGRC600 (AGRC600.1--AGRC600.2) PBS Distribution
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