Synopsis by Alice Day
In this first of a series of eight films, host Basil Davidson introduces Africa: The Story of a Continent, Program 1 - Different but Equal, and examines the cultures of early Africa. Much of this information is based on art and artifacts from pyramids, caves, and tombs from Egypt and Meroe in ancient Sudan, with an emphasis on Meroe. Davidson brings up the importance of interactions between Africa and Europe, noting that differences in race were not sources of hostility and distrust during either the classic or medieval eras.
Africa, art, culture [social culture], influence, origins, race/ethnicity