To this day, there are those who look down upon those from Africa, as this negative view is still present. This outmoded idea survives, even today, as Africa is often shown in a negative light by the modern media, either as a place of warfare and famine, or as a land in need of Western aid. Discussion essay should be between 500 and 600 words long. Different But Equal I believe that every human being is equal, no mater our culture, language or race. Why do people tend to view others who are different from those they know in strange ways? Title: Africa: a Voyage of Discovery with Basil Davidson, Programs 3 and 4 Language: English Type: Documentary Age Group: Ages 12 to Adult Year: 1984 Length: 114 min.
Hoping to reconcile the warring strands of her identity, Khetiwe seeks healing in her Zulu traditions. Going further back in geological time, many of the Old World Monkeys, Apes and early Hominids also evolved here. · However according to the author, modern science, and history has proved the perceptions and early notions about Europeans wrong. Thus slavery alone is not the reason for the justification of African and African's inferiority -- rather the idea was rooted in economic, social, and psychological needs that were transcribed upon the bodies of those randomly deemed 'other. In these series you will learn that Africans had their own civilizations, kingdoms, trades, and values way before the invasion of the western world. Covering a vast time scale - from the origins of some of the world's greatest civilisations, to colonisation, the rise of nationalism and the emergence of modern Africa - the story is unfolded on location all over the continent with the help of archive film, carefully illustrated eye-witness accounts, interviews with statesmen and leaders, dramatic reconstructions and specially-shot film of festivals, ceremonies and life there today.
A man is about to risk his family's saving's for a chance at a better future. The series presents a pan-African conception of history from the origins of Egypt and Nubia to the liberation movements that Basil was familiar with, and newly independent nations in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Episode 6: Restless Waters: In the midst of Africa's fertile heartlands, on Lake Victoria, the continent's largest lake. The view that slavery is so obviously wrong that anybody who practiced slavery would need an elaborate self-justification is a very modern view, because slavery has been a characteristic form of social organization for most of recorded human history. The film centers on three children - Rose, a 13-year-old choir singer; Nancy, a 14-year-old dancer; and Dominic, a 14-year-old xylophone player. Moreover, due to geological cycles, solar cycles and phenomenon such as global warming, these climes are always on the flux. He cites slavery as the reason for the prejudice inflicted upon and Africans.
Program 1: Different but Equal: For centuries, Africa was ravished by the slave trade, which has distorted our view of its people. The episode includes interviews with Senegalese mathematician, philosopher and Egyptologist Cheikh Anta Diop and explores the growth of African civilisations in West and Northeast Africa. Families were held as hostages, starving to death if the men failed to produce enough wild rubber. Through the history of Africa, vast civilizations sprung forth, along with many other historical based advancements which Western researchers would deny as advancements. Title: War Dance Language: English Type: Documentary Age Group: Ages 13 to Adult Year: 2007 Length: 105 min. At the same time, her sister refuses to participate in any ceremonies as meaningless rituals. Nubian Culture the Kush Empire at Meroe f At Meroe in the Sudan desert are remnants of an early civilization of the Kush Empire.
Master of the Killer Ants, also uses stunning macro photography to go underground, giving us a terrifying up-close look at the termite's fortress and the war that rages between termites and Jaglavak. To drive them out, the Mofu shaman calls for help from the Jaglavak, a ferocious red army ant protected by a thick carapace and armed with pincers that cut, tear and slice through anything in its path. Historian Horton concurs with Davidson's analysis that the introduction of Africans was due to labor needs, although he questions some of Davidson's facts that negative images of Africa in the Western World originated in the era of the Atlantic slave trade and have 'colored' perceptions of Africa's inhabitants ever since. Title: Belonging Language: English Type: Documentary Age Group: Ages 14 to Adult Year: 2004 Length: 52 min. Genetic footprint analysis shows that the great Egyptian civilization composed of people not merely indigenous to the Northern corner of the continent but also those who migrated away from the declining Sahara. Series Title: , program 1-2. The label of barbarity that Westerners easily attach to Africans is not without some merit.
What in your opinion is a civilized society? Evidence from Desert Regions of Algeria and the Nile Basin: b In the Saharan desert of Algeria, rock paintings portray marvelous art galleries of wet and fertile vegetation during which a very rich culture thrived. I don't say that racial ideology developed as a justification for slavery because I think that is not right. Your discussions must include references from the assigned course readings and a Word Count at the end of your essay. Description: 1 online resource 53 min. Why do you think the World has not heard much about Ancient civilizations in Africa? People moved westwards toward the banks of the Nile where they set up the magnificent civilization of Ancient Egypt during which the great pyramids were built. These kingdoms were as good and well governed as the European ones.
Episode 8: Southern Treasures: Since apartheid's dramatic downfall in 1994, South Africans from all walks of life have embarked on a remarkable journey in search of a new future. It contains detailed information regarding the regions, performers and performances and provides an introduction to the vastness of traditional musical forms in Africa. Episode 9: The Making of Africa: Get a behind-the-scenes look at the adventurous three-year effort behind the making of the epic series 'Africa'. In what ways has the wrong interpretation of African culture, and the non-reporting of Africa's glorious past contributed to the current state of underdevelopment in Africa?. Every time I hear about undocumented students not having the right to study, I wonder what are we going to do if we have neither the economic nor the political support of the country we are living in? They are members of the Acholi ethnic group, living in the remote northern Uganda refugee camp of Patongo, which is under military protection from the Lord's Resistance Army, a terrorist group that has been rebelling against the government for the past two decades. .
Over the course of three months, the film's creative team observes the three youngsters as they prepare for the event and gain their confidence enough to have them discuss the horrors they have experienced and express their individual fears, hopes, and dreams. However, as valuable as this correction to a negative view of Africa may be, Davidson also runs the risk at times of idealizing the African past and over-emphasizing the degree to which slavery was a crime perpetuated upon Africans by whites. Leopold posed as the protector of Africans fleeing Arab slave-traders but, in reality, he carved out an empire based on terror to harvest rubber. Videos such as this are the first step in bringing about change which is needed for the healing process to begin. The eight-hour series is broken up into eight sections on four videos. Title: Smithsonian Folkways Video Anthology of Music and Dance of Africa, Volume 1: Egypt, Uganda, Senegal Language: English Type: Domumentary Age Group: Ages 5 to Adult Year: 1996 Length: 56 min.
You may be poor, you may have miserable lives right now, but the thing that is most important, the thing we want you to focus on is the fact that you are white. Instead of promoting stereotypical norms, which have unfortunately been widely accepted, one must critique these norms, and allow the proper image of Africa to take to take its place. The E-mail message field is required. We also visit Kano, Nigeria, where a king still holds court in his 15th-century palace, and ancient rituals continue to command the respect of the people. Title: Africa: Volume 3 Language: English Type: Documentary Age Group: Ages 8 to Adult Year: 2001 Length: 120 min. Following time-honored Tuareg tradition, the boy and the men if his village make a 1,500-mile, six-month trek that provides the oppurtunity for commerce and serves as a voyage of discovery. Title: Black Gold Language: English Type: Documentary Age Group: Ages 12 to Adult Year: 2006 Length: 78 min.