Africa: The Story of a Continent, Program 8 - The Legacy (1984)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Social History  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In the conclusion to the eight-part series Africa: The Story of a Continent, the postcolonial city of Lagos is depicted as a fast-growing municipality with problems associated with many urban centers -- a rising crime rate, traffic congestion, and a serious drain on energy supplies. Basil Davidson then takes an unflinching look at three of the well-known dictators of Africa: Uganda's Idi Amin, Ethiopia's Haile Selassie, and the Central African Republic's General Bokassa. He interviews a group of contemporary political leaders, discussing neocolonialism and its effects on the economy of Africa.

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Africa, criminal, dictator, political-leader, post-colonialism, poverty, race/ethnicity