Provides an overview of the history of Africa and examines major influences on this complex continent: indigenous heritage, Western culture, and the Islamic religion. Outlines how urbanization, warrior traditions, European-created national boundaries, the Islamic jihad tradition, and nationalist movements have affected Africa's postcolonial period. Produced by WETA/Washington, D.C. and the BBC. NOTE: Contains some nudity.
NOTE: The captioned DVD has closed captions (decoder needed).