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Africa's Great Civilisations

Series 1

Episode 4: Cities

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

The award-winning film-maker and academic Henry Louis Gates Jr travels the length and breadth of Africa to explore the continent's epic history.

This episode shines a light on the powerful, cosmopolitan cities that dotted Africa at the time when Europe was in its Middle Ages. From 1000 to 1600, commerce, wealth and prosperity expanded across Africa, building new cities and founding new powerful states that mark this golden age. Show less


Mark Bates
Mark Bates
Series Producer:
Graeme Hart
Production Company:
McGee Media
Production Company:
Inkwell Films
Production Company:
Kunhardt Films

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