First Peoples DVD

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Item #: WB3362
200,000 years ago we took our first steps in Africa. Today there are 7 billion of us living across the planet. How did our ancestors spread from continent to continent? What was the secret to their success? This is a global detective story, featuring the latest archaeological discoveries and genetic research. On each continent, we track down the earliest members ... More
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200,000 years ago we took our first steps in Africa. Today there are 7 billion of us living across the planet. How did our ancestors spread from continent to continent? What was the secret to their success? This is a global detective story, featuring the latest archaeological discoveries and genetic research. On each continent, we track down the earliest members of our species, Homo sapiens. Who were these First Peoples? What drove them to the ends of the earth?

Episodes include…
Americas
Africa
Asia
Australia
Europe 

Producer: Tim Lambert
Executive Producer: Jonathan Hewes
Production Company: Wall To Wall Media Ltd.
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Rating: TV-PG
Director: Nicolas Brown
Narrator: Kerry Shale
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 300 minutes
Number of Episodes:5
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

24 Reviews
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Nedra
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
03/08/22
Interesting new research
Review by Nedra on 03/08/22 review stating Interesting new research
Interesting new research
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Janice
Verified Buyer
4.0 star rating
01/05/22
Interesting puzzle.
Review by Janice on 01/05/22 review stating Interesting puzzle.
Interesting puzzle.
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None
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
10/13/21
First Peoples
Review by None on 10/13/21 review stating First Peoples
I was fascinated watching it. My ancestors were the first people in the New World - the American Indian, the proud Osage.
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Pato M.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
04/22/21
Illuminating, facinating well told!
Review by Pato M. on 04/22/21 review stating Illuminating, facinating well told!
Saw the first four documentaries and was glued to me seat in fascination. The Australia episode was a bit less entertaining to me, although still a pleasure to watch. Perhaps Australia had less impact on me due to the fact that it had not much if any relationship to my own genetic history. A Must See for anyone interested in the origin and spread of modern mankind. Told all my friends to watch it.
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Inspired W.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
I will watch this again!
Review by Inspired W. on 07/17/20 review stating I will watch this again!
I was thoroughly impressed with this series. I watched it on cable PBS and recommend it regularly to friends. I was so inspired by the revelations. It is so exciting to hear other plausible ideas.
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Marnie
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
We loved the DVD.
Review by Marnie on 07/17/20 review stating We loved the DVD.
My husband and I were enthralled, entertained, and educated by First Peoples. When we watch TV, I usually have something else to do--folding the laundry, sewing on buttons, polishing the silver, etc. However, this story is so fascinating that I put my chores aside to concentrate on it.
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None
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Must see!
Review by None on 07/17/20 review stating Must see!
Even though I watched it on TV, I bought the DVD and watched it again, and enjoyed it as much the second time.
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Flying S.
Anonymous User
1.0 star rating
07/17/20
The message is too important to be so poorly narrated.
Review by Flying S. on 07/17/20 review stating The message is too important to be so poorly narrated.
My wife and I concur; the narration is rendered unacceptable by over driving descriptive narration with sounds of music, waterfalls and other audio material. It deserves a re-cut.
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1.5% N.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Fascinating History
Review by 1.5% N. on 07/17/20 review stating Fascinating History
The narrator is almost overwhelmed at times by the rest of the sound track on the first DVD... But still this is amazing material!
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K+
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Wow, Basic Education for being Human!
Review by K+ on 07/17/20 review stating Wow, Basic Education for being Human!
Everyone needs to see this series. While scientifically based, it does accord with Creation. All of us are from the same origin and the same substance. Every school should show this. I also wish this was prime time fare on PBS.
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Lectronerd
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent
Review by Lectronerd on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent
the Latest Genetic History of early Man.
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Jeannee
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Music drowns the narration
Review by Jeannee on 07/17/20 review stating Music drowns the narration
Sadly - the music drowns out most of the narration. This is a wonderful show but, if you are hearing impaired or bothered by loud background noises, you may be disappointed. Im sure this dvd could be digitally corrected by modern magic and its too bad someone in production didnt actually listen to this before they sent it out to the public.
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Jerry
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Who is in our DNA? Where did they come from?
Review by Jerry on 07/17/20 review stating Who is in our DNA? Where did they come from?
An engrossing look at world populations and their spread out of Africa using newly developed DNA research as the primary tool of discovery. Especially interesting is the way this tool (DNA) has enhanced and sometimes contradicted previously accepted speculation about the meaning of evidence gained from traditional anthropological digs. The episodes have a bit of redundancy but I was enthralled.
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Jim
Anonymous User
3.0 star rating
07/17/20
Interesting Souding - Agree on Sound Issues
Review by Jim on 07/17/20 review stating Interesting Souding - Agree on Sound Issues
Im watching the 3rd episode on TV now, and agree with the other reviews saying the audio mix is off. I specifically looked to see whether the DVD might have a *separated narration track*. No idea based on the description, but I doubt it. Youd think producers would do this as a matter of course, just for accessibility reasons - Hmm, I wonder if I could sue PBS based on some half-sentence in the ADA.. Just kidding. I wonder if I theres an AudioUnit somewhere that can specifically amplify voice? Ive noticed this kind of over-wrought music/atmosphere audio track stuff on other recent PBS stuff (Recent meaning now as opposed to 20 or 25 years ago). It vaguely makes me think that science documentaries are trying to keep up with current action movies somehow.
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Dorm
Anonymous User
3.0 star rating
07/17/20
Poor Audio Editing
Review by Dorm on 07/17/20 review stating Poor Audio Editing
Poor audio editing; first the background music blocks the spoken words many times and the translation of foreign speakers is drowned out by the speakers voice being to loud. Many repeated scenes and narratives trying to fill time to extend the program.
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Jewels
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Gives a whole new meaning to the word Ancestors
Review by Jewels on 07/17/20 review stating Gives a whole new meaning to the word Ancestors
This DVD is AMAZING!!! Gives incredible information that just makes sense. I cant wait to share it with the rest of my family.
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Tom
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
First peoples.
Review by Tom on 07/17/20 review stating First peoples.
Very thought provoking.
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Pacerpack
Anonymous User
2.0 star rating
07/17/20
Difficult to Hear the Narration
Review by Pacerpack on 07/17/20 review stating Difficult to Hear the Narration
The audio editing and quality control was very poor for a production of this distinction. The music overwhelmed narration off and on to the point that straining to hear was not even helpful. A similar problem with voices over voices. We guessed that audio quality control people and producers had not viewed and listened to it before production.
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Sam
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
First People
Review by Sam on 07/17/20 review stating First People
Liked the TV shows, and wanted to have a permanent copy
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Tj
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
First peoples
Review by Tj on 07/17/20 review stating First peoples
Great to see science has finally caught up where and how we all came to be,and unraveled the mystery of the neanderthals.


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