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Catalog # 173
Title Great Zimbawe: Mystery City of Black Africa
Filmmaker EVN
Year 1994
Subject Ancient Culture
Format VHS
Region Africa
Description Produced by EVN. 1994. ISBN: ? Summary The ancient ruins at Great Zimbabwe have baffled historians and have served as an inspiration for the new nation that bears its name. Learning Objectives: 1) An overview of Great Zimbabwe will be presented and students will learn about its geographic location. Its historical progression will be examined. 2) An explanation of the movement from a hunting lifestyle to a farming lifestyle will be given, and students will see how Great Zimbabwe has evolved. 3) Possible reasons for the decline of this fascinating Black African culture will be discussed. "The title is alluring and implies that the viewer will receive an in-depth look at a great city, its culture, and its people. Instead, this short video reduces a potentially great lesson in history to a grainy 14 minutes." Descript 1 videocassette (13 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in Series ? Cast ? Subject Africa, decline, rural