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. Instead, perhaps a more valuable construct is to see the polarization of the fictional category of 'race' into black and white, primitive and civilized, as the basis for the perpetuation of negative today. 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. 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. Yesterday's life is not easy; there's little money, no modern conveniences, and her husband is away in Johannesburg working as a miner. The E-mail message field is required.
Description: 1 online resource 53 min. The exoticism of Africa and its culture is used as rationale to justify its inferiority and hence its rule. I don't say that racial ideology developed as a justification for slavery because I think that is not right. · In the Medieval times, people of all color and races were seen as different but equal. Finally, while acknowledging the uniqueness and historical significance of Africa, the presenter Dr. · The author feels Racism is a recent development and attributes the degeneration of Africans to the North Atlantic Slave Trade where black people were presented as less human, objects for buying and selling like cattle and to which any inhuman treatment was justified.
Slave traders searched far inland for skilled slaves. It is made evident through this film that these declarations could have been made towards Mars, as soon as it was made towards Africa. Program 2: Mastering a Continent: Davidson focuses on three different communities to see how African peoples carve out an existence in an often hostile environment. Discussion essay should be between 500 and 600 words long. I upload and share this for education purposes only with people who are interested in Africa and African History as a Whole.
Islam came into its own in the Middle East, which quickly spread to Africa. Abstract: This major eight-part series reveals the rich and diverse drama of African history and is presented by the distinguished historian and scholar Basil Davidson. Diop and other scholars refute this notion and contend that most Egyptians were Africans. Another important fact mentioned by presenter Basil Davidson is how African is a melting pot of many religions. These kingdoms were as good and well governed as the European ones. 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. Title: Africa: Volume 1 Language: English Type: Documentary Age Group: Ages 8 to Adult Year: 2001 Length: 120 min.
Program 1: Different but Equal: For centuries, Africa was ravished by the slave trade, which has distorted our view of its people. Culture and civilization as we know it today began in Africa. It means that your children and your children's children might have opportunities. In this respect it is fair to claim, as Dr. Different but equal ; Program 2. We want to make a change in our community and show others what we are able to do and why we came here.
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. It is only in relative modern times that human beings have seen a need to justify it in the first place. Children's hands were chopped off as punishment for late deliveries. The eight-hour series is broken up into eight sections on four videos. Total text length is 7,422 characters approximately 5.
Title: Africa: Economics and Change Language: English Type: Documentary Age Group: Ages 12 to Adult Year: 2004 Length: 52 min. Decrease font size Films Available Through the Center Listed by Title Title: A Day in the Life of a Village in Africa Language: English Type: Documentary Age Group: Ages 6 to Adult Year: 2002 Length: 60 min. Visit Mali, Tanzania, Algeria, South Africa, and other countries. Each section is 57 minutes long. He would appear rather degeneracy from the civilized man than a salvage rising to the first step were it not for his total incapacity for improvement. Ranging from tundra to tropical rainforests, from savannahs to arid deserts, from fertile plains to steppes, every climatic and geographical condition is to be found in the continent. They should have the right to go to college just as every other student does.
Here is a link to the first video, but if you simply search Basil Davidson on youtube, you will see a pletheora of videos from him. Davidson believes because Africans were more plentiful, they were used as a labor source more frequently. The great pyramids and the elaborate ritual associated with their construction bear out this fact. · However according to the author, modern science, and history has proved the perceptions and early notions about Europeans wrong. 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.