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The Human Family Tree DVD

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Join geneticist Spencer Wells and a team of technicians from National Geographic's Genographic Project as they trace the human journey through time and space, from our origins in the heart of Africa to the ends of the world. Cutting edge science, coupled with a cast of New Yorkers—each with their own unique genetic history—will help paint a picture of these amazing journeys. Narrated by Kevin Bacon.


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  • 1 disc; 90 minutes
  • Widescreen
  • © 2009
  • Not available for shipment outside of the U.S. and Canada.

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The Human Family Tree DVD
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (16)
  • Relevant (14)
  • Broad appeal (12)
  • Good resource (12)
  • Reliable research (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At home (14)
    • Adult viewers (13)
    • Younger viewers (9)
    • Perfect gift (7)
    • Travel (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid moviegoer (7), Casual viewer (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Successor to "Journey of Man"

    I was intrigued with the subject of our human DNA and deep history even before I joined the Genographic Project. Spencer Wells' DVD and book "The Journey of Man" was...Read complete review

    I was intrigued with the subject of our human DNA and deep history even before I joined the Genographic Project. Spencer Wells' DVD and book "The Journey of Man" was fascinating, but of course scientific knowledge advances. This update uses an imaginative setting to refresh and add to our knowledge of the subject....well done Spencer Wells and National Geographic. We need more emphasis on how we are all alike, not the skin-deep differences. Although there was a Turkish New Yorker involved, it would have been good to have also found an Iranian, Iraqi or Palestinian to take part....but I understand all the people involved did live on one street in New York City. I'm buying one for myself and grandchildren, and one for a gift for my brother.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    dumbed down science

    The mapping of the human genome and what we learn about the connections that exist between seemingly unconnected people could be interesting. But it is not here. The film opens with a large effort...Read complete review

    The mapping of the human genome and what we learn about the connections that exist between seemingly unconnected people could be interesting. But it is not here. The film opens with a large effort to collect DNA samples from a diverse group of people. Then we follow their stories. But it is the same story in every case: we are all connected. The narration repeats this over and over. There are slick graphics of world maps, theoretically interesting stories of people that really are not interesting, and little bits of science along the way. Those bits of science might have been interesting if they had been given more time. Instead, they were lost in the continuous loop of we are all connected. This presentation is horribly dumbed down. We were completely disappointed.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Profound. Moving.

    By JDS

    from Central PA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Broad Appeal
    • Entertaining
    • Good Resource
    • Informative
    • Relevant
    • Reliable Research

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • Church Groups
      • Education
      • Perfect Gift
      • Younger Viewers

      Comments about The Human Family Tree DVD:

      This program is about the Genographic project, and provides the scientific evidence that we truly are all cousins on a single human family tree. It also demonstrates the mythological nature of race. Powerful, moving, persuasive, evidence-based, and inspiring. Everyone should see this.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      all related, wow!

      By 1sweetpea

      from Saint John, NB Canada

      About Me Avid Moviegoer

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      Pros

      • Broad Appeal
      • Entertaining
      • Informative
      • Relevant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home

        Comments about The Human Family Tree DVD:

        This DVD was well done, looks great and very informative, if the research is accurate.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I Like make more

        By ljs

        from Auburn,WA

        About Me Casual Viewer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Informative

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers

        Comments about The Human Family Tree DVD:

        make more

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fascinating

        By blgsgal

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Casual Viewer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Broad Appeal
        • Good Resource
        • Informative
        • Relevant
        • Reliable Research

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home
          • Travel

          Comments about The Human Family Tree DVD:

          Good resource for teaching.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Human Family Tree DVD

          By lynn

          from Alamogordo,NM

          About Me Casual Viewer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Broad Appeal
          • Entertaining
          • Good Resource
          • Informative
          • Relevant
          • Reliable Research

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about The Human Family Tree DVD:

            I had seen this on TV when the info was first shown
            and I felt I wanted to own the DVD because of the
            the very important information.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Only Part of the Story

            By Oldsquaw

            from Mt Holly, NJ

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Resource
            • Informative
            • Relevant

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about The Human Family Tree DVD:

                As one who has been working on our family genealogy many years I found "The Human Family Tree" very interesting and informative. It was however a thinly veiled commercial for the Genographic Project and should have been included with the purchase of the Project.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great DVD

                By reg

                from iowa city iowa

                About Me Avid Moviegoer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Broad Appeal
                • Good Resource
                • Informative
                • Relevant
                • Reliable Research

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • Perfect Gift

                  Comments about The Human Family Tree DVD:

                  Came on time. Used at home. this project will change many views of humans.

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Essential viewing to understand humans

                  By Sara

                  from San Jose, CA

                  About Me Casual Viewer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Relevant
                  • Reliable Research

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home

                    Comments about The Human Family Tree DVD:

                    I learned details about where human existence had beginnings a and where we are now. It was captivating and easily understood.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I never knew

                    By Miz Amy

                    from Billings, MT

                    About Me Casual Viewer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Broad Appeal
                    • Entertaining
                    • Good Resource
                    • Informative
                    • Relevant
                    • Reliable Research

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Viewers
                      • At Home
                      • Younger Viewers

                      Comments about The Human Family Tree DVD:

                      I was interested in participating in the project. This video helped me understand it.
                      Now I'm participating for sure!

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Finally Found this

                      By Dlmcg

                      from Spokane Valley, WA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Broad Appeal
                      • Entertaining
                      • Good Resource
                      • Informative
                      • Relevant
                      • Reliable Research

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gift to genealogist

                        Comments about The Human Family Tree DVD:

                        Watched on tv and wanted to get for my genealogy research and it proved a statement I made at age 17. Helpful in history and DNA for genealogist.

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