Provides an overview of the history of Africa and examines major influences on this complex continent: indigenous heritage, Western culture, and the Islamic religion. The roles of Christian missionaries, Western secularism, Muslim sects, Egyptian pharaohs, and native religions are discussed in visits to Senegal, Zaire, and Egypt. Produced by WETA/Washington, D.C. and the BBC. NOTE: Contains some nudity.
NOTE: The captioned DVD has closed captions (decoder needed).