SUBSAHARAN AFRICA
RESOURCES

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Web Links


Virtual Field Trips

  1. Durban, South Africa (WorldGTT)
  2. Gorillas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (NYTimes photos and essay)
  3. Developing Ecotourism in Madagascar - (WWF video on YouTube)
  4. Faces of Sudan (Boston Globe, June 2008)
  5. MSNBC Travel Photos: Cape Town, Wildlife, Environmental Change, more?

Audio Field Trips

  1. Zanzibar, Tanzania (Amateur Travel Podcast, December 2009)
  2. Zimbabwe (Amateur Travel Podcast, December 2009)
  3. Madagascar (Amateur Travel Podcast, June 2008)

Movies*

  1. The White Diamond: Werner Herzog documents a beautiful teardrop-shaped flying ship as it explores the forests of Guyana in this film.
  2. Invisible Children: Through this film the horrors of the ongoing Ugandan war will become clear, and the role of children in this war will become hauntingly clear.
  3. War Dance: Winner of numerous awards, this film follows three children in an Ugandan refugee camp and their participation in a large music competition.
  4. A Walk to Beautiful: This compelling film follows five Ethiopian women suffering from obstetric fistula.
  5. Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation: Through this film you’ll learn about South African leader Nelson Mandela’s journey from young man to prisoner to world leader.
  6. Ghosts of Rwanda: This movie will shed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of 1994.
  7. The Diamond Empire: Frontline examines the myths surrounding diamonds in this film.
  8. The Origins of AIDS: Find out more about where the AIDS virus came from and if it really transferred from monkeys to humans.
  9. Cry Freetown: This film exposes the many horrors of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war.

* Some are free, others are probably available through a college library (Source)


Chapter 3.3 Errata