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Africa in the 21st Century, Mali & Senegal: The Power of Islam
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produced by NHK International Inc., in Africa in the 21st Century (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 2 mins
Islam has influenced West Africa since the 11th century, but only in the last 100 years has the religion grown so rapidly in Senegal and Mali. One prominent sect, the Murid movement which grew out of Sufism, has millions of followers and wealth accumulated from peanut cultivation. As a force of conservative Islam,...
produced by NHK International Inc., in Africa in the 21st Century (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 2 mins
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Africa in the 21st Century, Somalia: The Neglected Civil War
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produced by NHK International Inc., in Africa in the 21st Century (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 mins
Independent since 1960, Somalia has seen virtually constant political upheaval. Chaos still reigns in the capital, Mogadishu, and throughout Somalia. Some eighty percent of the nation is under the power of guerrillas and local warlords. Taking advantage of the chaos, Islamic fundamentalist groups such as al Qaeda...
produced by NHK International Inc., in Africa in the 21st Century (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 mins
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Africa in the 21st Century, Zimbabwe & South Africa: Still Far From Coexistence
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produced by NHK International Inc., in Africa in the 21st Century (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 mins
South Africa emerged from the evils of Apartheid more than a decade ago, but its problems are endemic. The gap between rich and poor has expanded, the confrontation between white and black people are on the rise, the crime rate has risen, and AIDS is decimating the mostly black population. Zimbabwe, once under Bri...
produced by NHK International Inc., in Africa in the 21st Century (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 mins
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