Topic: africa

American Soul - The DuSable Museum of African-American History

American Soul - The DuSable Museum of African-American History

History

Founded in 1961, the DuSable is one of the first African-American museums in the country. The museum follows African-American history from its beginning on the shores of Africa to a celebration of African-American [...]

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Made in America - Crips And Bloods

Made in America - Crips And Bloods

Crime

Directed by critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Stacy Peralta and Executive Produced by NBA star Baron Davis and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Stephen Luczo, CRIPS AND BLOODS: MADE IN AMERICA tells the story [...]

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Pirate Fishing - Part Two

Pirate Fishing - Part Two

Crime

In the second part of this investigation into the multi-million dollar illegal fishing trade and its impact on some of West Africa's poorest people the team identify one of the trawlers involved and confront the [...]

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The Spell of the Albino

The Spell of the Albino

Society

In this episode of Africa Investigates, Tanzanian journalist Richard Mgamba, albino community representative, Isaack Timothy, and Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas set out to discover what lies [...]

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Guyana - Bitter Harvest

Guyana - Bitter Harvest

Society

Zaiba Malik finds that economic problems are adding to political turmoil and ethnic violence between those of African and Indian [...]

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Fault Lines - S03E09 Horn of Africa Crisis - Somalia's Famine

Fault Lines - S03E09 Horn of Africa Crisis - Somalia's Famine

Society

The worst drought in 60 years has thrown some 13 million people across the Horn of Africa into crisis.In Somalia, ravaged by two decades of conflict, the consequences have been disastrous. For over six months, aid [...]

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Fault Lines - S03E10 Horn of Africa Crisis - Drought Zone

Fault Lines - S03E10 Horn of Africa Crisis - Drought Zone

Society

As world leaders discuss climate policy in Durban, Fault Lines travels through Kenya's drought zone. We ask how US policies intersect with drought and hunger, and how the US is responding to the emergency in the [...]

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Mugabe and the White African

Mugabe and the White African

Society

Mugabe and the White African is a 2009 documentary film by Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson. The film documents the lives of a white family who run a farm in Chegutu, Zimbabwe, as they challenge the land [...]

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China - Africa ties

China - Africa ties

Economics

A look at China's special economic relations with Africa, after the fall of the wall in Germany 20 years a go, we look at how this has affected the economic [...]

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The Rageh Omaar Report - South Africa - The party is over

The Rageh Omaar Report - South Africa - The party is over

Society

In June 2010, the eyes of the world were on South Africa as it hosted the largest international sporting event in the world - the FIFA World Cup.For ordinary South Africans, it was also month-long reprieve from [...]

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Witness - Hillbrow - Between Heaven and Hell

Witness - Hillbrow - Between Heaven and Hell

Society

Award-winning filmmaker Clifford Bestall goes back to the place where he grew up to explore this microcosm of chaos, crime and corruption in urban South Africa and discovers a place where human spirit, hope and [...]

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Witness - Township Cinderellas

Witness - Township Cinderellas

Society

Filmed in 2011, Township Cinderellas follows two high school students - born in 1994, the year South Africa became a democracy - as they prepare to graduate.Shafieqah Saban and Zaahiedah Stellenboom are high [...]

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Witness - Kick It Up - A Year Later

Witness - Kick It Up - A Year Later

Society

The Global Girl media project brought together a diverse collection of young girls to cover the South African World Cup.It gave them training and access to one of the biggest sporting events in the world. In the [...]

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Witness - Street Life in Lagos

Witness - Street Life in Lagos

Society

Lagos, Nigeria's financial capital, is one of the fastest growing megacities on earth. Every day thousands of people arrive in the biggest city in Africa to start a new life and forge a new, better future. Many [...]

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Surprising Europe - S01E09 Home Sweet Home

Surprising Europe - S01E09 Home Sweet Home

Society

If you are living between continents, it is hard to choose in which one you want to grow old. Many African migrants in Europe deal with this dilemma on a daily basis. But despite poverty and misery some decide to [...]

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Surprising Europe - S01E08 The Good Life

Surprising Europe - S01E08 The Good Life

Society

Hip hop artist K-Nel from Kenya came to Germany when he was 19. His motto is: "If you can make it in Africa, you can make it in Europe, and the other way around." Living in Cologne, he has no plans to go [...]

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Surprising Europe - S01E05 Culture Shock

Surprising Europe - S01E05 Culture Shock

Society

What is it like to live in Europe with an African identity?As an African migrant you will have to find a way to deal with European culture. Sometimes, your own habits perfectly match local customs. But sometimes [...]

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Surprising Europe - S01E02 Hopes and Dreams

Surprising Europe - S01E02 Hopes and Dreams

Society

In the second episode we meet migrants who have made it and many who are struggling desperately.The road to success is long and a lot of Africans have to deal with disappointments when they are looking for a job [...]

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Surprising Europe - S01E03 Making ends meet

Surprising Europe - S01E03 Making ends meet

Society

African migrants in Europe have to deal with many obstacles when they are trying to meet the high expectations of their families. But the difficulty of life in Europe is not a message that people want to hear back [...]

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Artscape - Cape Town carnival

Artscape - Cape Town carnival

Art and Artists

Every year on the 2nd of January the streets of Cape Town, South Africa come alive when the city's mixed-race population celebrates the so-called Coon Carnival. Its roots go back to the emancipation of the slaves [...]

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The Life of Birds - Meat-Eaters

The Life of Birds - Meat-Eaters

Nature

Broadcast 11 November 1998, this episode examines those birds whose sustenance comes from flesh and their methods of hunting. In New Zealand, Attenborough observes Keas, parrots that do not eat meat exclusively, [...]

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Ant Attack

Ant Attack

Nature

A documentary about the world of the African driver ant, a sinister army of 20 million sisters which thrives by ravaging the forest, killing every thing it can pin [...]

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Africa - The Serengeti

Africa - The Serengeti

Nature

There is a place on earth where it is still the morning of life and the great herds still run free. Africa: The Serengeti takes you on an extraordinary journey to East Africa to view a spectacle few humans have [...]

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Mysteries of Jerusalem - Hunt for the Treasures of God

Mysteries of Jerusalem - Hunt for the Treasures of God

History

Are the fabled treasures of the second temple (71 A.D.) among which is the celebrated Golden Candelabra, still in existence? This mystery has captured the imagination of novelists and screenwriters alike for [...]

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J is for Junkie

J is for Junkie

Drugs

Greedmont TV presents a documentary by Corey Davis on a group crack addicts in Atlanta who live outside in a small cove behind a Texaco, infamously dubbed as the "Living Room." They share their stories [...]

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The First World War - Global War

The First World War - Global War

Military and War

The global impact of the conflict, assessing Britain's efforts to save India from potential invasion by boosting the Allied forces with native troops as well as soldiers from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and [...]

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The Incredible Human Journey - Australia

The Incredible Human Journey - Australia

Science

In the fourth episode, Roberts discusses the surprising evidence of the Mungo Lake remains, which suggest, surprisingly, that humans reached Australia long before they reached Europe, even though Australia is [...]

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The Incredible Human Journey - Asia

The Incredible Human Journey - Asia

Science

In the second episode, Roberts travels to Siberia and visits an isolated community of indigenous people who still practice reindeer hunting. She uses them to ask how ancient Africans could have adapted to the [...]

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The Incredible Human Journey - Out of Africa

The Incredible Human Journey - Out of Africa

Science

In the first episode, Roberts introduces the notion that genetic analysis suggests that all modern humans are descended from Africans. She visits the site of the Omo remains in Ethiopia, which are the earliest [...]

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History Cold Case - S01E01 Ipswich Man

History Cold Case - S01E01 Ipswich Man

Crime

Following the work of Professor Sue Black and her forensic anthropology team at the University of Dundee, who use carbon dating, bone chemical analysis and facial reconstruction to discover more about Britain's [...]

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Ape Man - Exodus

Ape Man - Exodus

Science

The discovery of bones, tools and artefacts at two archaeological sites on Africa's southern coast have helped scientists to calculate that people indistinguishable from the modern human species (homo sapiens) [...]

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Ape Man - Human

Ape Man - Human

Science

Why did our earliest ancestors leave the trees and start to walk on two legs? What were early people like? Did they have language? Were they predators or prey? ape man tells the remarkable epic of our [...]

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South Africa - SA Law

South Africa - SA Law

Society

Farai Sevenso takes a look at law and order in South Africa and accompanies a private security company on [...]

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Fault Lines: Cornel West

Fault Lines: Cornel West

Society

Avi Lewis talks to Cornel West, professor of African American Studies at Princeton, hip hop artist, and one of the most controversial academics in the US about the state of democracy for African-Americans in the [...]

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The New Rulers of the World

The New Rulers of the World

Conspiracy

In order to examine the true effects of globalization, Pilger turns the spotlight on Indonesia, a country described by the World Bank as a model pupil until its globalized economy collapsed in 1998. The film [...]

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18th Street Gang

18th Street Gang

Crime

18th Street is considered the largest gang in Los Angeles, California, and is a strong armed transnational Latino criminal gang. It is estimated that there are thousands of members in [...]

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AIDS Inc.

AIDS Inc.

Health

AIDS, Inc. is a film about the multi-billion dollar AIDS industry, and how it profits from continuing fears and misconceptions about the disease. While AIDS grabs the headlines and raises billions of [...]

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Emerging Viruses - AIDS and Ebola

Emerging Viruses - AIDS and Ebola

Health

"This is the first in-depth exploration into the origins of HIV and Ebola. Claims that these "emerging viruses" naturally evolved and then jumped species from ape to man seem grossly unfounded in light of the [...]

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The Silk Road - An Ancient World of Adventure

The Silk Road - An Ancient World of Adventure

History

The Silk Road or Silk Route refers to a network of interlinking trade routes across the Afro-Eurasian landmass that connected East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean andEuropean world, as well as [...]

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Africa Addio

Africa Addio

History

Africa Addio is an Italian documentary film made in 1966 about the end of the colonial era in Africa. The film was released under the names "Africa Blood and Guts" in the USA (which was only [...]

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Racism - A History

Racism - A History

History

A documentary which is exploring the impact of racism on a global scale, as part of the season of programmes marking the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. Beginning by assessing the implications of [...]

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Slavery and the Making of America

Slavery and the Making of America

History

Slavery and the Making of America is a four-part series documenting the history of American slavery from its beginnings in the British colonies to its end in the Southern states and the years of [...]

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Black Athena  - The Fabrication of Ancient Greece

Black Athena - The Fabrication of Ancient Greece

History

Examines the claims of Professor Martin Bernal who questions the assumption of the "Europeaness" of our civilization placing instead the "black" Egyptians and Phoenicians at the center of [...]

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Tropic of Capricorn

Tropic of Capricorn

Nature

Simon Reeve presents a travel documentary as embarks on a journey along the Tropic of Capricorn, the line of latitude which cuts through Southern Africa, Australia and South America. In the four-part [...]

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Before We Ruled the Earth - Hunt or be Hunted

Before We Ruled the Earth - Hunt or be Hunted

Nature

1,700,000 years ago in Africa, Homo ergaster, an ancient predecessor of modern humans, had to scavenge to survive. They lived in the elements among the monsters of the day, like the saber-toothed cat. Over time, [...]

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The Search for Adam

The Search for Adam

Science

Could we all be descendants of an Adam? And if Adam existed, who was he, where did he live and what did he look like? Join leading geneticist and National Geographic [...]

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The Incredible Human Journey

The Incredible Human Journey

Science

Dr Alice Roberts travels the globe to discover the incredible story of how humans left Africa to colonize the world. How did we get here? Following a trail of clues from the latest scientific [...]

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The Real Eve

The Real Eve

Science

Mitochondrial DNA is passed from mother to children, both male and female, unchanged and it mutates at a predictable rate; i.e., the more the genetic mutations in the DNA, the more ancient the origin of the [...]

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Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box

Science

It began with a weapon created by scientists that threatened to destroy the world. But then a group of men who were convinced they control the new danger began to gain influence in America. They would manipulate [...]

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The Chinese Are Coming

The Chinese Are Coming

Society

Travelling across three continents, Justin Rowlatt investigates the spread of Chinese influence around the planet and asks what the world will be like if China overtakes America as the world's economic superpower. [...]

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Blood Diamonds

Blood Diamonds

Society

Diamonds are symbols of wealth, elegance and love around the world. But in several African nations, they have been a means to power, a reason to terrorize millions of innocent civilians, and may have even helped [...]

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Horn of Africa Crisis

Horn of Africa Crisis

Society

Have US counter-terrorism policies contributed to the deadly crisis in the Horn of Africa? The worst drought in 60 years has thrown some 13 million people across the Horn of Africa into crisis. In Somalia, ravaged [...]

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Sudan - The Break-Up

Sudan - The Break-Up

Society

Sudan was the giant of Africa which once represented the greatest hope for peaceful coexistence between Arab and African, Muslim and Christian. That hope is all but gone. As Sudan is split into two, the government [...]

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Darling! The Pieter-Dirk Uys Story

Darling! The Pieter-Dirk Uys Story

Art and Artists

Controversial South African political satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys allows writer/director Julian Shaw into his previously off-limits inner world. The result is a startling document of Pieter's work educating school [...]

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Fast Food, Fat Profits - Obesity in America

Fast Food, Fat Profits - Obesity in America

Health

Two-thirds of the American population are overweight and one out of every three is obese. One in three are expected to have diabetes by 2050. Obesity in America has reached a crisis point. [...]

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An African Journey

An African Journey

Society

After four decades of reporting from the continent, Jonathan Dimbleby returns to Africa on a 7,000-mile journey to discover how it is changing. He starts his African journey in the capital of Mali, Bamako, the [...]

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Sudan - History of a Broken Land

Sudan - History of a Broken Land

Society

From the author: It was the giant of Africa: a nation which once represented the greatest hope for peaceful coexistence between Arab and African, Muslim and Christian. That hope is all but gone. The promise of [...]

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Civilization - Is the West History?

Civilization - Is the West History?

History

Niall Ferguson asks why it was that Western civilization, from inauspicious roots in the 15th century, came to dominate the rest of the world; and if the West is about to be overtaken by the rest.Ferguson reveals [...]

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The Deadly Deception

The Deadly Deception

Conspiracy

The Tuskegee syphilis experiment (also known as the Tuskegee syphilis study or Public Health Service syphilis study) was an infamous clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 in Tuskegee, Alabama by the U.S. [...]

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The Death Of Apartheid - The Whites Last Stand

The Death Of Apartheid - The Whites Last Stand

Society

Documentary about the doomed attempt of Eugene Terreblanche's AWB to stop the 1994 elections which brought the ANC to power in South [...]

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The Cannibal Warlords of Liberia

The Cannibal Warlords of Liberia

Crime

VICE travels to West Africa to rummage through the messy remains of a country ravaged by 14 years of civil war. Despite the United Nation's eventual intervention, most of Liberia's young people continue to live in [...]

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The Somme - Line Of Fire

The Somme - Line Of Fire

Military and War

The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, took place during the First World War between 1 July and 18 November 1916 on either side of the river Somme in France. The battle saw the British Army, [...]

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Why isn't poverty history yet?

Why isn't poverty history yet?

Society

Daniel Ben-Ami, finance and economics journalist; author Ferraris for All: in defence of economic progress and Cowardly Capitalism Brian Hill, film director, Century Films; director, Drinking for England, Feltham [...]

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The Day We Learned To Think

The Day We Learned To Think

History

Understanding of humans' earliest past often comes from studying fossils. They tell us much of what we know about the people who lived before us. There is one thing fossils cannot tell us; at what point did we [...]

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Leopard Queen: In The Eyes Of A Leopard

Leopard Queen: In The Eyes Of A Leopard

Nature

Leopard Queen is a documentary film that was aired on National Geographic in 2012; it is the story of a leopard by the name of Manana in South Africa's Londolozi Game Reserve whose life and routine have been [...]

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Decoding Neanderthals

Decoding Neanderthals

History

Over 60,000 years ago, the first modern humans - people physically identical to us today - left their African homeland and entered Europe, then a bleak and inhospitable continent in the grip of the Ice Age. But [...]

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Nubia - Lost Kingdom of Africa

Nubia - Lost Kingdom of Africa

History

The African continent is home to nearly a billion people. It has an incredible diversity of communities and cultures, yet we know less of its history than almost anywhere else on earth. But that is [...]

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Stalking Leopards

Stalking Leopards

Nature

Leave a like!A Documentary about a group of Leopards. "We follow a male leopard and see how the animal scavenges food and water, and how it joins another group of leopards." Published by [...]

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Sipho Thwala - Serial Killer

Sipho Thwala - Serial Killer

Crime

Sipho Mandla Agmatir Thwala is a South African rapist and serial killer who was convicted in 1999 for the murders of 16 women and 10 rapes. He was sentenced to 506 years in prison. Thwala was known by the moniker [...]

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Moses Sithole - Serial Killer

Moses Sithole - Serial Killer

Crime

Moses Sithole is a South African serial killer who committed the "ABC Murders", so named because they began in Atteridgeville, continued in Boksburg and finished in Cleveland, a suburb of Johannesburg. [...]

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Inside Natures Giants: The Hippo

Inside Natures Giants: The Hippo

Nature

So many hippos congregate to feed in Zambia's Luangwa Valley that they threaten the survival of other species in the park, so the authorities cull around 200 of them every year. The cull offers [...]

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The Negro Soldier, 1944

The Negro Soldier, 1944

Military and War

The Negro Soldier, 1944 (Digitally restored)ARC Identifier 35956 / Local Identifier 111-OF-51Moving Images from the Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. [...]

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Africa's Moonshine Epidemic

Africa's Moonshine Epidemic

Society

Ugandans are the hardest drinking Africans in the motherland, both in terms of per capita consumption and the hooch they choose to chug. Waregi, or "war gin," is what they call the local moonshine, and it makes [...]

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Wild Africa: Savannah 2

Wild Africa: Savannah 2

Nature

Filming in and through the thickets and grass, traveling from woodlands to the open plains, Wild Africa explores the mystery of how and why this energy-rich world recently evolved and discovers the many ways in [...]

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The Last Maneater: Killer Tigers of India

The Last Maneater: Killer Tigers of India

Nature

The last tigers in the world to hunt, kill, and eat humans live in mangrove forest swamps of eastern India. Hear villagers' harrowing tales of survival and find out what it's like not living on the top of the food [...]

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Austin Stevens: The Snake That Killed Cleopatra

Austin Stevens: The Snake That Killed Cleopatra

Nature

Austin Stevens goes to Egypt in search of the snake that killed Cleopatra. She died of a broken heart and being apart from Julius Ceaser was bearing to her according to legend. She used a snake venom to take her [...]

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Freaks And Creeps: Africas Weird Animals

Freaks And Creeps: Africas Weird Animals

Nature

Lucy Cooke is on a one-woman mission to show why the ugly, weird and overlooked animals of the world can be cute, cuddly and deserving of attention. Join her as she heads off to the rainforests of Borneo. Borneo [...]

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Crimes That Shook the World: The Phoenix Strangler

Crimes That Shook the World: The Phoenix Strangler

Crime

Sipho Mandla Agmatir Thwala is a South African rapist and serial killer who was convicted in 1999 for the murders of 16 women and 10 rapes. He was sentenced to 506 years in prison. Thwala was known by [...]

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Witch Child

Witch Child

Religion

In this hour-long documentary, Richard explores the influence of Christianity on native African religions, in particular the corruption of kindoki and exorcism. A story of an estimated 15,000 children in Africa's [...]

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Quick Answers

Quick Answers

Religion

This biographical documentary profiles Sheikh Abdullah Hakim Quick, who lives and currently runs the Discover Islam Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.Dr Abdullah Hakim Quick has travelled to over 47 countries on [...]

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Abalone: A Deadly Harvest

Abalone: A Deadly Harvest

Society

A documentary based on perlemoen poaching in the Cape Town coastal areas of South Africa. Abalone – a delicacy and aphrodisiac in China, is illegally harvested in South Africa and smuggled to the East. It has [...]

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Pistorius Trial: The Key Questions

Pistorius Trial: The Key Questions

Crime

Pistorius Trial: The Key Questions (Documentary on Oscar Pistorius)Documentary surrounding Oscar Pistorius' trial. Two eminent South African lawyers weigh the evidence against the Olympic sprinter with the [...]

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The Queen of Trees

The Queen of Trees

Nature

"Ian Holm narrates the extraordinary story of the African sycamore fig tree and its symbiotic relationship with a tiny insect partner, the fig wasp. Neither could exist without the other, and in turn they support [...]

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Bannatyne Takes on Big Tobacco

Bannatyne Takes on Big Tobacco

Society

Tobacco Companies Target African Children for Profit. Duncan Bannatyne, multi-millionaire and the scourge of Dragons' Den journeys to Africa to explore the rise in the number of kids smoking, and the activities of [...]

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Ancient Egypt - The Real Life of an Egyptian

Ancient Egypt - The Real Life of an Egyptian

History

History/Life and deathAncient Egypt was an ancient civilization of Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt. Egyptian [...]

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Desert Lions

Desert Lions

Nature

Africa's Namib Desert is a harsh and unforgiving place, home to shifting, barren sand dunes, jagged mountains, and gravel plains. The vast desert — whose name means "place of no people" in the local Khoikhoi [...]

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The Little Rock Nine

The Little Rock Nine

History

The Little Rock Nine were a group of African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their enrollment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially [...]

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African Pygmy Thrills (circa 1930)

African Pygmy Thrills (circa 1930)

History

Castle Films, whose series 'The Adventure Parade' resulted in a number of commercially exotic films on ethnic traditions and cultures, actually utilized authentic music in this film, instead of the boring [...]

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Inside Nature's Giants: Rogue Baboon

Inside Nature's Giants: Rogue Baboon

Nature

Mark Evans and Joy Reidenberg travel to South Africa to dissect the first primate on Inside Nature's Giants: a huge alpha male baboon that led a band of baboons on a rampage through a Cape Town suburb until the [...]

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Elephants and Primitive Tribal Cultures

Elephants and Primitive Tribal Cultures

Society

Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Traditionally, two species are recognised, the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), [...]

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A Lion Called Christian

A Lion Called Christian

Nature

A heartbreaking story about a lion who was raised by humans, by the friends John Rendall and Ace Bourke. This lion got too big for them, so they put him in the wilderness. One year later they decided to visit him [...]

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A Long Road

A Long Road

Society

This video highlights the experiences of five African-American K-State icons. One desegregated a Kansas swimming pool, another integrated a neighborhood, and one began a football career as the first Black football [...]

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Predators at War

Predators at War

Nature

In South Africa's Mala Mala Park, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, leopards and lions are nature's special fighting forces, who kill with cunning and without mercy. What becomes of their natural order during [...]

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Voyage of Discovery - Africa: Mastering a Continent

Voyage of Discovery - Africa: Mastering a Continent

Society

Mastering a Continent, taking a look at three different African groups, the Nok, the Dogon, and the Pokat. While many regard these societies as primitive, Davidson points out the complexity of their lifestyles. [...]

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The Roman Empire - The Rise of the Roman Empire

The Roman Empire - The Rise of the Roman Empire

History

Two thousand years ago, one civilisation held the entire Western world in its grasp. From Northern Europe to Africa and the Middle East. It imposed laws, ideas and a single language. Rome was the super power of [...]

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World War II: The Battle of St Vith

World War II: The Battle of St Vith

History

Highlights the role of the 84th Infantry Division in fighting the German Army in World War II. Includes the penetration of the Siegfried Line in November 1944 and the move into Belgium in December 1944. [...]

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TB Return of the Plague

TB Return of the Plague

Health

In the southern African nation of Swaziland, around a quarter of all adults are now HIV positive. With so many now living with compromised immune systems, tuberculosis, which had been in decline for decades, has [...]

Views: 942
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Eye for an Elephant

Eye for an Elephant

Nature

Martyn Colbeck has spent 15 years scouring Africa for extraordinary images of the elephant. He has had to learn to read their minds and anticipate their every move. He has witnessed incredible behaviour: small [...]

Views: 716
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Albino Africa

Albino Africa

Society

In the Tanzanian countryside, albinos are the subject of a wide range of superstitions. Many believe that white-skinned Africans bring bad luck and that they are immortal. It is also thought that their bones can [...]

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