Anthropology


A Question of Humanity 64 min.

After surviving 20 years of civil war and being forced to live in the deplorable conditions of Internally Displaced Persons' camps, Northern Ugandans return home to discover thousands of their children—who were healthy at birth—developing a bizarre illness called Nodding Syndrome. Children are described by the locals as 'alive in dead bodies' because they become mentally impaired, lose the ability...

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Animal Mummies - Egypt's Dark Secret 51 min.

Ancient Egyptians practiced mummification on people and animals to ensure the body's use in the next life. Modern advances in imaging technology allow Dr. Lidija McKnight and her team to create accurate 3D images of ancient Egyptian animal mummies. This film aims to discover the truth about the strange role animals played in ancient Egyptian beliefs. A BBC Production.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

First Britons 53 min.

This BBC Horizon program meets the scientists at the forefront of Stone Age exploration. New technologies are helping them to see the Earth during a previous age. Ancient DNA from the seabed reveals landscapes that in the prehistoric past were joined to continents, linking hunter-gatherer groups together. And chemical analysis of bones offers evidence of where these lost people came from. The resu...

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Breaking the Wall of the Museum: How Anthropology Investigates the Cultural Heritage of the Future 15 min.

Cultural heritage is a mixture of objects and ideas, traditions and stories – a legacy inherited from past generations, but at the same time providing the foundation on which we build the present and future. Among all artifacts and knowledge created in the course of human history, only a tiny fraction has been declared valuable and passed on to future generations. All over the globe, cultural iden...

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The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story 236 min.

In this four-part series, Dr. Amanda Foreman traverses countries and continents to uncover and interrogate key stories of the strong, radical and revolutionary women that have made and changed the course of human history from 10,000 BC to the present day. The diverse characters she explores range from Mughal Empress Nur Jahan, who helped establish trade routes and pioneered the visual aesthetic of...

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Civilization—The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story 59 min.

Civilization has given humanity extraordinary advances, but what does it look like from the point of view of women? Dr. Amanda Foreman explores how early civilizations dealt with the roles and status of women and asks profound questions about the legacy they left behind. In Anatolia, she visits Catalhöyük, one of the world's earliest settlements. In Mesopotamia, she explores the world's first law...

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Power—The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story 59 min.

Dr. Amanda Foreman travels to Istanbul, Germany, Paris and Delhi to explore the stories of women behind some of the most powerful empires of the Middle Ages. From 6th-century Byzantium to Medieval Europe, the Ottoman Court to the Mughal Empire, Amanda looks behind the male-dominated perceptions of these empires to reveal the strength of women at the heart of power and influence.This is the story o...

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Revolution—The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story 59 min.

In this final program, Dr. Amanda Foreman looks at the role of women in revolutions that transformed the modern world. She discovers, through women like campaigner and writer Olympe De Gouges, that the French Revolution's promise of equality, liberty and brotherhood would be limited to men. Bolshevik radical Alexandra Kollontai would find that while her fellow Russian revolutionaries may have put...

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Separation—The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story 60 min.

Travelling to Vietnam, China and Japan, Dr. Amanda Foreman explores the role of women in Asia under the philosophy religions of Confucianism and Buddhism. Covering a period from the 1st century AD to the present day, she'll look at how Asian ideals of feminine virtue and the division of space between the female world of the home and male world of business and politics became a hallmark of Chinese...

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Bridge the Gap 208 min.

“Chris is one of the most inspiring new voices on TV. He’s part Anthony Bourdain, part Anderson Cooper and 100% fresh.” Jerry Kolber, Executive Producer of Brain Games on National Geographic Join Global Explorer, United Nations Moderator, and accidental funnyman, Chris Bashinelli, on an introspective adventure across continents. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Chris Bashinelli gave up his acting caree...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015