Africa Calling

Africa Calling

Appeal for Understanding

Streaming Video - 2008
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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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c2004
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (57 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Uniform Title: Appeal for understanding

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