Provides an overview of the history of Africa and examines major influences on this complex continent: indigenous heritage, Western culture, and the Islamic religion. Traces the colonial economic legacy, the development of slavery, and European control of Africa's natural resources, paying special attention to the roles played by Belgium and Great Britain. Produced by WETA/Washington, D.C. and the BBC. NOTE: Contains some nudity.
NOTE: The captioned DVD has closed captions (decoder needed).