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Africa Series 4 DVD Set
Africa Series 4 DVD Set
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From National Geographic Television and Thirteen/WNET New York, Africa is a groundbreaking eight-hour series captured over two years of filming in 11 countries. This epic series presents Africa through the eyes of its people, conveying the diversity and beauty of the land and the compelling personal stories of the people who shape its future. Africa contains eight hours plus one-hour bonus program "The Making of Africa."


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The First Grader DVD
The First Grader DVD
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In a small, remote mountain top primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government. One new applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school. He is Maruge (Oliver Litondo), an old Mau Mau veteran in his eighties, who is desperate to learn to read at this late stage of his life. He fought for the liberation of his country and now feels he must have the chance of an education so long denied—even if it means sitting in a classroom alongside six-year-olds.


$19.95
Benda Bilili DVD
Benda Bilili DVD
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The band, Staff Benda Bilili—in English, "look beyond"—is a group of street musicians composed of four paraplegics and three able-bodied men. The core of the group is four singer/guitarists polio, who use customized tricycles to get around: Ricky, the eldest and a co-founding member of the band; Coco, the band’s composer and co-founding member with Ricky; Junana, the member most disabled by polio, yet the official choreographer; and Coude, a bass player and soprano singer. Joining them is a young and entirely acoustic rhythm section, led by Roger, a teenage prodigy on the satongé, a one-string guitar he designed and built himself out of a tin can.


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$9.99
Life in a Day DVD
Life in a Day DVD
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Oscar-winning film director Kevin Macdonald’s Life in a Day was born out of a unique partnership between Ridley Scott’s Scott Free UK and YouTube. The film is a user-generated, feature-length documentary shot on a single day—July 24, 2010.


$19.95
Albino Murders DVD-R
Albino Murders DVD-R
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With whitish hair and skin, as well as pale, light-sensitive eyes, people with albinism usually suffer more from social stigma than from their actual physical disabilities. And while this condition is found in all races around the globe, nowhere is it more dangerous to be an albino than in Tanzania. Here, it's deadly.


$19.95
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Diamonds of War - Africa's Blood Diamonds DVD
Diamonds of War - Africa's Blood Diamonds DVD
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They are symbols of affection widely thought to be as pure as love itself—and the vast majority are legal stones that are mined, exported and sold in the clear light of day. But for years, some diamonds have been sold illegally—with devastating results linking to war, blood and brutality. In the diamond-rich West African nation of Sierra Leone, rebels have used the precious gems to bankroll a violent ten-year insurrection, leaving a terrorized population and a ravaged landscape in its wake. Join National Geographic from Europe to Africa to uncover the truth about the dark side of the diamond trade.


$24.95
$13.99
Desert Flower Blu-Ray Disc
Desert Flower Blu-Ray Disc
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Her story touched the hearts of millions: Waris Dirie’s book Desert Flower, which recounts her incredible journey from an African nomad to an international top model, became a worldwide best seller with more than 11 million copies sold. This is the inspiring story of an extraordinary, proud and brave women. Director and screenwriter Sherry Hormann and producer and Oscar winner Peter Herrmann have adapted Dirie’s autobiography for the screen: a modern fairy tale of dazzling glamour and archaic rituals, full of vitality, emotional depth and enormous compassion.


$34.95
$9.99
Life in a Day Blu-ray Disc
Life in a Day Blu-ray Disc
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Oscar-winning film director Kevin Macdonald’s Life in a Day was born out of a unique partnership between Ridley Scott’s Scott Free UK and YouTube. The film is a user-generated, feature-length documentary shot on a single day—July 24, 2010.


$29.95
$19.99