Item Details

Africa Calling [electronic resource]: Appeal for Understanding

Octapixx Worldwide (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Mental images of storybook adventures and stereotyped people, on the one hand, and genocides and pandemics, on the other, make it practically impossible for Westerners to see Africa as it really is: a place with generational conflicts, cultural misunderstandings, and power struggles-just like anywhere else-plus the added dilemma of how to deal with the tension between tradition and modernity as the already rapid pace of progress continues to accelerate. Bringing together segments from other episodes in The Call of Africa series, this program strives to build bridges of genuine understanding about human rights, political power structures, the environment, public health, marriage customs, emigration, and many other vital topics through the views of real people living in the real Africa.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
57 min.
Language
Portions are in other languages with English subtitles
Rating
12 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 04, 2008.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Appeal for understanding
Series
The Call of Africa: The Voice of a Continent
Call of Africa
Contents
  • Prelude: Today's Africa (4:14)
  • AIDS: Scourge of Africa (4:25)
  • Women in Africa (4:48)
  • Polygamy in Africa (2:50)
  • Arranged Marriages in Africa (3:22)
  • Women's Views of Arranged Marriages (2:48)
  • African Women and Prostitution (4:02)
  • Mutilation of Women in Africa (3:34)
  • Female Mutilation: Ancestral Tradition (1:56)
  • Male/Female Relationships in (3:28)
  • Western Beauty Standards in Africa (3:20)
  • Homosexuality in Africa (5:12)
  • Polio in Africa (5:56)
  • African Emigrants in Search of a Dream (4:23)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c2004.
Publisher no.
  • 39445s Films Media Group
  • 39458 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (57 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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