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Worlds Together is a new excellent educational film series that explores a number of the world’s most out of the way places seen from the viewpoint of a curious traveler. Each documentary in the series introduces their culture, history, food, geography, and people. The series includes East Africa, Ethiopia, and West Africa. Approximately 25 minutes are included per country. Features include close-captioning and a free Teacher’s Guide. Ethiopia is the ancient land referred to as Cush in the Old Testament. It is one of the oldest Christian civilizations in the world. Visit the cities of Gonder with its castles and 44 churches; Harar, the fourth most important Islamic city in the world; Addis Ababa, located more than a mile up in the highlands of Ethiopia; and the 800-year-old Christian churches of Lalibela, some carved into volcanic rock. In East Africa, visit the cities of Kampala, the capital of Uganda; Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. See the exotic foods and the riot of colors and sounds of these vibrant and exciting cityscapes. Visit the port city of Mombasa, the third largest port in Africa, and its main tourist attraction, the four-hundred year old Fort Jesus, established by the Portuguese. See Zanzibar, whose very name conjures up images of a great trading port, and whose riches had been fought over for centuries. It has an over thousand year history and has been a melting pot of the peoples and cultures of Africa and the Middle East. Explore Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater lake in the world. In West Africa, visit a numbers of countries and cities. Timbuktu is a city synonymous with the distant and the exotic, whose mud brick mosques are famous around the world. The port city of Dakar is the Senegalese capital and the former capital of French West Africa. Ille de Goree is a charming island off the coast of Dakar that resembles a French town. Visit the bustling city of Bamako, capital of Mali, and the Cape Verde Islands, which over five hundred years ago served as a base for the Portuguese as they rounded Africa. Experience the sights and sound of the Niger River as it rolls 2,600 miles to the sea.
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