Provides an overview of the history of Africa and examines major influences on this complex continent: indigenous heritage, Western culture, and the Islamic religion. Dr. Ali Mazrui explains how African geography has been the mother of its history, exploring the roles that water, desert, and equatorial climate have played in developing African culture and civilization. Produced by WETA/Washington, D.C. and the BBC. NOTE: Contains some nudity.
NOTE: The captioned DVD has closed captions (decoder needed).