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The Colonists (1652 - 1795)

This program starts with the arrival of a Dutch sailing vessel that would change the future of the African continent: Jan van Riebeeck is supposed to establish a supply station for European ships sailing the long ocean routes, gathering riches from all over the world. Contact between the earliest settlers and the natives was initially peaceful: copper and tobacco were traded for cattle and sheep. As the influx of settlers from Europe into the “Promised Land” kept growing, so did the demand for land and cattle, which started to worry the natives. The first conflicts arose. The White intruders did not care much for the people who had been living here for thousands of years, but fascinating rock paintings of the San provide impressive insights into their civilization. With the help of r [...]
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2017; 2009