Black in Latin America DVD

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In a style similar to "Wonders of the African World", Skip Gates will travel to places in Latin America where Africa has touched the continent with lasting cultural results to explore what happens when African and Hispanic worlds meet.
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In a style similar to "Wonders of the African World", Skip Gates will travel to places in Latin America where Africa has touched the continent with lasting cultural results to explore what happens when African and Hispanic worlds meet.

Black in Latin America, a new four-part series about the influence of African descent on Latin America, is the latest production from renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The series examines how Africa and Europe came together to create the rich cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Latin America is often associated with music, monuments and sun, but each of the six countries featured in Black in Latin America including, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico and Peru, has a secret history. On his journey, Professor Gates discovers, behind a shared legacy of colonialism and slavery, vivid stories and people marked by African roots. Latin America and the Caribbean have the largest concentration of people with African ancestry outside Africa -- up to 70 percent of the population in some countries. The region imported more than ten times as many slaves as the United States, and kept them in bondage far longer. On this series of journeys, Professor Gates celebrates the massive influence of millions of people of African descent on the history and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean, and considers why and how their contribution is often forgotten or ignored.

Episode titles:
Haiti & the Dominican Republic An Island Divided
Cuba: The Next Revolution
Brazil: A Racial Paradise?
Mexico & Peru: A Hidden Race

This DVD features a Spanish Audio Track 

Producer: Ricardo Pollack, Ilana Trachtman, Diene Petterle
Executive Producer: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., William R. Grant, Jonathan Hewes
Production Company: WNET.ORG Properties LLC; Thirteen; Inkwell Films, Inc; Wall To Wall Media Ltd.
Production Year: 2011
Copyright Year: 2011
Rating: TV-PG
Host: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Talent: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Writers: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 240 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH);Spanish
Language Track: English;Spanish
DVI: Y
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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The P.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Read
Review by The P. on 07/17/20 review stating Read
This series is very informative. The way the world works is everyone seems to search for how they be related to whites as if the Black race only exist where there is negativity. This shows that the majority of the populations on earth have their roots in the African race. They should be proud to be created in their gods image.
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Jpluto52
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
love this item, its coverage of Africa history.
Review by Jpluto52 on 07/17/20 review stating love this item, its coverage of Africa history.
Thanks
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Tiki
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
I would recommend this to EVERYONE!
Review by Tiki on 07/17/20 review stating I would recommend this to EVERYONE!
This is an extrodinary DVD filled with rich history of the common ancestory that African Americans have with thier brother and sister Afro-Latin Americans. I am on the EEO Diversity Committee at my organization and think this is a perfect vidoe to promote diveristy within the African-American and Latino Culture. I would recommend this to everyone!
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Lois
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Very informative and highly educational!
Review by Lois on 07/17/20 review stating Very informative and highly educational!
This is one of the best DVDs I have ever viewed. Not only is it informative, interesting but educational, as well. I knew there were many, many Blacks in Brazil but had no idea they were scattered in Mexico and Peru. Ive had the opportunity to travel to Brazil and other parts of the world and have seen black faces in places I didnt think they would be. Ive already gifted three other people with the Black in Latin America DVD and have watched my copy several times. Thank you for a wonderful piece of work.
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Ms. A.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Informative and eye opening
Review by Ms. A. on 07/17/20 review stating Informative and eye opening
Black in Latin America - Wonderful exploration into the African Diaspora. Every episode is a revelation. Africans in Mexico?! Who knew? Thank you, thank you, thank you Dr.Gates. Your team is fantastic at sourcing credible experts as well as talking to normal people, a good mix. PBS kudos to you for another well produced Docu-series. I will buy it for sure.
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Sunship
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Something you should have in your Home,
Review by Sunship on 07/17/20 review stating Something you should have in your Home,
This is Great to have in your Home Library for Friends, Guest and most of all kids. Its always interesting to notice how the African ( Slavery ) Seed has Impact on all the Cultures of the World. To define how you make it on Nothing, to show that Nature is God, and should be Respected and Protected. How we add a Flavor of Life in Food, Music and Love.
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Flo
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Really loved this dvd.
Review by Flo on 07/17/20 review stating Really loved this dvd.
A great learning device. I learn so much more about this subject.
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Jav N.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Black in Latin America
Review by Jav N. on 07/17/20 review stating Black in Latin America
A very informative series. One I would definately share with my son who by the way is a Black Dominican. I found the last reviewers comment interesting ...it seems as though Gates would have Dominicans deny their Spanish heritage. I believe Prof. Gatess point is that the African culture and heritage is not equally embraced as the European (Spaniard) by Dominican society. I would have to agree from personal experiences. I come to understand that African history and education is not incorporated as a national curriculum at the public school level. Which in the countrys history has shown it to manifests into a degree of bias and intolerance.
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La M.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
High Repeatability Factor
Review by La M. on 07/17/20 review stating High Repeatability Factor
Despite its abbreviated look at the black experience in Latin America, all 4 episodes are quite intriguing. My favorite are the Brazil DVD and then its a tie between the workout copies of the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Being of Brazilian ancestry, though born in San Francisco, the sobering read on Brazils racial divide was worth at least 5-6 viewings. I have never experienced the discrimination though I definitely look Brazilian. However, I suppose I do also look like Im an American business person.
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Bg5
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Some questions answered
Review by Bg5 on 07/17/20 review stating Some questions answered
An awesome series! A very thought provking documentary which makes you want to learn more about the how the African Slave trade has further evolved other nations and cultures.
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Ju M.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Very exciting
Review by Ju M. on 07/17/20 review stating Very exciting
It was very heart warming to learn so much culturally.
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Ms. R.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
An Awesome resource for all!
Review by Ms. R. on 07/17/20 review stating An Awesome resource for all!
A wealth of cultural, academic and historic information. A great resource for individuals, families, discussion circles and classroom teachers interested in the many topics Professor Gates presents. Thank You Cr. Gates and PBS!
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Bokiluis
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent Insight
Review by Bokiluis on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent Insight
A fascinating look at the oft-forgotten black constituents in the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Haiti, Peru and Mexico.
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Jaie
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great
Review by Jaie on 07/17/20 review stating Great
Great series. I wish the book was available as an electronic book.
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La M.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Wonderful
Review by La M. on 07/17/20 review stating Wonderful
I hope that Professor Gates does a Part 2 to this and includes countries like Panama, Colombia, Honduras, etc.. These countries also have a rich history of black latinos.
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Educator
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Black in Latin America-Haiti Dominician
Review by Educator on 07/17/20 review stating Black in Latin America-Haiti Dominician
I really do not like when a people do not want to see themselves and make changes. Prof. Gates spoke to many Domician and regardless, this was truth in advertising. I have a Domician high stylist and she has told me that her family does not like her curly hair because it looks to black If all persons of African decent, can come together what a difference we can make in America and in our native lands. I thank Prof Gates for all of the series as I just finished with Cuba. I am amazed at the number of slaves that were dropped off in cuba and in Mexico, but Im more amazed that in every case, except Haiti, the African decented has tried to remove all traces of their ancestory. Much applause, however Im waiting on the Virgin Islands and Columbia
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Frustrated H.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Black in Latin America DVD by PBS
Review by Frustrated H. on 07/17/20 review stating Black in Latin America DVD by PBS
I purchased this DVD as a Christmas gift for my brother after watching the entire series on Public Television. My brother would like to travel to Cuba some day and enjoys learning about Cuban history. He also travels throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on vacation.
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Island G.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
I would buy other documentaries.
Review by Island G. on 07/17/20 review stating I would buy other documentaries.
I am a fan of Professor Gates and PBS is one of my favorite channels that I watch. You learn so much about the world.
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Afro Y.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Black in Latin America
Review by Afro Y. on 07/17/20 review stating Black in Latin America
This dvd covered many of the countries with significant black populations, with the exception of Colombia which has the largest black population in Latin America. However, I think the product was well done and very informative.
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Sandra T.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Loved it.
Review by Sandra T. on 07/17/20 review stating Loved it.
This was a very thorogh review of blacks in Latin America. I wish the narrator would have looked at even more contries.


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