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A Fresh Look at the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, and South Africa [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
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This program concentrates on the central and southern African countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, and South Africa. In Kinshasa and Lubumbashi, Jonathan Dimbleby meets a Congolese band whose polio-stricken members sing a message of hope; learns about China's deep investments in Africa's infrastructure and future successes; admires the Kimbangist Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; and marvels at how worn-out locomotives are repaired and kept in service. In and around Lusaka, he tours a Zambian-owned and -operated commercial farm and meets a world-champion female boxer and the inventor "Dr. Reason Why." And in Johannesburg and Durban, he rides with a biker group that spreads a message of empowerment to at-risk South African children; talks with jazz musician/activist Hugh Masekela; attends a modern singing competition in the Zulu tradition; and views Durban's container ship port - the busiest port in Africa.
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59 min.
Portions in other languages with English subtitles
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 02, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
An African Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby
African journey (New York, N.Y.)
  • Musical Band: Message of Hope (6:10)
  • Chinese Investment in the Congo (3:28)
  • Trade Between China and Africa (2:14)
  • Congolese Classical Music (3:59)
  • Congo's Mineral Wealth (3:13)
  • Congolese Victims (3:37)
  • Congo's Rail Network (3:21)
  • Zambia's Agriculture (5:52)
  • Chinese Investment in Zambia (2:39)
  • Zambia's Most Famous Athlete (3:56)
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit (4:20)
  • South Africa's Middle Class (3:19)
  • Jazz Musician/Activist (3:13)
  • South Africa: Durban's Musical Competitions (4:53)
  • Durban: Busiest Port in Africa (3:47)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2010.
Publisher no.
  • 41986s Films Media Group
  • 41989 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (59 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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