Trade in salt and gold across the Sahara placed Africa in contact with Europe and the Middle East for millennia.
In terms of cultural and artistic innovation, the program looks at how the sculptors of West Africa exhibited craftsmanship rivaling that of European masters, and how the early Christian church both through its theology and Christianitys most architecturally stunning foundations was nurtured in African cities like Alexandria, in Nubia along the banks of the Nile River and in Ethiopia.
The crucial role of Africa in the evolution of Islam, and Islams major shaping role throughout North and West Africa, are subjects addressed with vigor throughout the series.
AFRICAS GREAT CIVILIZATIONS will be available on DVD and Blu-ray May 16, 2017 and has a run time of approximately 360 minutes on 2 discs.
The DVD SRP is .99 and the Blu-ray SRP is .99.
It’s kind of an interesting dynamic between her and I. “28 Weeks Later”, which is the sequel to “28 Days”. How do you talk like that” and I say “Actually I’m from London” but since we’ve been doing these scenes all day long so he thinks I’m American.
AFRICAS GREAT CIVILIZATIONS EXPLORES THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF AFRICA FROM THE DAWN OF MAN TO THE COLONIAL ERA Hosted by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
TYLER PERRY’S DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS An Interview with Idris Elba By Niambi Sims February 12, 2007 When he blazed up the small screen with his iconic portrayal of Stringer Bell, the calculating de facto, leader in HBO’s critically acclaimed series, The Wire, British import, Idris Elba continued to bring fire to the big screen in such roles as HBO Original Film, “Sometimes in April” and Columbia/Tri Star pictures’ the Gospel. Its called the Allies so that’s the whole idea behind it these two countries and backgrounds merging together on the music tip.
In his latest film, Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, Elba co-stars with the lovely Gabrielle Union in a reverse-Cinderella tale that centers on a successful attorney (Union) who falls in love with a financially challenged mechanic (Elba) who is a single father of three children. Idris: It was actually sort of a take on what happened to Puffy and J-Lo in the club when there was a shooting. This film deals with the criteria that Black women set for dating standards.
This series will dispel these myths and other inaccuracies about Africa through a detailed and riveting examination of significant historical events, such as the rise of its powerful kingdoms, the growth of extensive trade networks with the Middle East, Europe and China, seminal technological and artistic discoveries, and its peoples resilience in the face of harrowing past traumas.
We made this series to end this ignorance about the African past, to reveal how Africans not only shaped the history of their continent, but also how profoundly and how extensively Africa has shaped the contours of our modern world.
Available on DVD and Blu-ray from PBS Distribution May 16th Arlington, Va.