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The Resource 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

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

Label
Africa's great civilizations
Title
Africa's great civilizations
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Broadcaster
Composer
Host
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
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
Cataloging source
A7U
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Executive producers for Nutopia, Ben Goold, Jane Root ; executive producers, Henry Louis Gates, Pete Kunhardt, Dyllan McGee
Dewey number
960
Language note
In English; optional subtitles in English (SDH) and Descriptive Video for the Visually Impaired in English (DVI)
LC call number
DT14
LC item number
.A37465 2017
PerformerNote
Host: Henry Louis Gates Jr
Runtime
360
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast in 2017
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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.)
Control code
ocn974597028
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.)
Isbn
9781531700065
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887031547
Publisher number
AGRC600 (AGRC600.1--AGRC600.2)
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)974597028
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; stereo, widescreen
Video recording format
DVD
Label
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
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast in 2017
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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.)
Control code
ocn974597028
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.)
Isbn
9781531700065
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887031547
Publisher number
AGRC600 (AGRC600.1--AGRC600.2)
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)974597028
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; stereo, widescreen
Video recording format
DVD

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