Mon 2/27: Africa's Great Civilizations (PBS)
“We in the West have created a fiction of Africa,” says host, and acclaimed historian, Henry Louis Gates Jr. “We see it as isolated, static, and completely cut off. Nothing could be further from the truth.” This three-part, six-hour series takes a deep dive into the 200,000 years of history contained within the second-largest continent in the world. Gates leads examination of Africa’s greatest artifacts to inform its past, and then moves on to interviews with present day Africans, while painting a compelling picture of the civilization’s genesis. As Gates’ dialogue informs, cameras capture a taste of Africa’s remote and stunning landscapes.