Provides an overview of the history of Africa and examines major influences on this complex continent: indigenous heritage, Western culture, and the Islamic religion. In every area of life-dress, behavior, law, worship, and language-the Africans' triple heritage often sends conflicting signals. The African struggle to evolve new and effective ways to live all while preserving African culture is the topic of this episode. Produced by WETA/Washington, D.C. and the BBC. NOTE: Contains some nudity.
NOTE: The captioned DVD has closed captions (decoder needed).