The Resource Afro@Digital, California Newsreel (Firm), (electronic resource video)

Afro@Digital, California Newsreel (Firm), (electronic resource video)

Label
Afro@Digital
Title
Afro@Digital
Statement of responsibility
California Newsreel (Firm)
Title variation
Afro Digital
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This program looks at the impact of digital technology across a broad swath of contemporary African life, examining the ways in which it affects traditional culture and considering how it can best be used to overcome poverty without falling into the trap of neocolonialism. The film also raises the intriguing possibility that computing technology is indigenous to Africa due to the discovery of the Ishango Bone, which may be the oldest calculating tool in the world; and filmmaker John Akomfrah encourages viewers to look at digital technology not just as a tool but as a mindset
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Featuring John Akomfrah
Intended audience
9 & up
Language note
  • Closed-captioned
  • Portions with English subtitles
Runtime
52
Technique
live action
Label
Afro@Digital, California Newsreel (Firm), (electronic resource video)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 19, 2012
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Digital Development in Africa (2:56) -- Developing a Digital Mindset (2:57) -- Two Africas (1:18) -- Africa's Cellular Revolution (3:44) -- Communication and Economic Development in Africa (1:41) -- Demand for Internet Access in Africa (2:30) -- Making Use of Technology in Africa (2:26) -- Internet: Brain of the Global Community (2:29) -- Digital Technology Building Bridges in Africa (1:57) -- Distance Learning in Africa (1:04) -- Digital Music Technology in Africa (3:38) -- African Cinematography (2:40) -- Creating Africa's Voice (3:15) -- Digital Film: Empowerment Through Knowledge (3:29) -- Africa's Ancient Contribution to Modern Technology (5:04) -- Leapfrogging to the 21st Century (2:15) -- Africa's Need for Political Communication (1:20) -- Rejecting a Colonial Legacy (2:00) -- Leveling the Global Playing Field for Africa (3:52) -- Credits: Afro@Digital (1:37)
Control code
100049744
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (52 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
49744
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 100049744
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other
Label
Afro@Digital, California Newsreel (Firm), (electronic resource video)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 19, 2012
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Digital Development in Africa (2:56) -- Developing a Digital Mindset (2:57) -- Two Africas (1:18) -- Africa's Cellular Revolution (3:44) -- Communication and Economic Development in Africa (1:41) -- Demand for Internet Access in Africa (2:30) -- Making Use of Technology in Africa (2:26) -- Internet: Brain of the Global Community (2:29) -- Digital Technology Building Bridges in Africa (1:57) -- Distance Learning in Africa (1:04) -- Digital Music Technology in Africa (3:38) -- African Cinematography (2:40) -- Creating Africa's Voice (3:15) -- Digital Film: Empowerment Through Knowledge (3:29) -- Africa's Ancient Contribution to Modern Technology (5:04) -- Leapfrogging to the 21st Century (2:15) -- Africa's Need for Political Communication (1:20) -- Rejecting a Colonial Legacy (2:00) -- Leveling the Global Playing Field for Africa (3:52) -- Credits: Afro@Digital (1:37)
Control code
100049744
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (52 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
49744
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 100049744
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Bristol Community College - Fall RiverBorrow it
      777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA, 02720, US
      41.7228 -71.1202
    • Bristol Community College - AttleboroBorrow it
      US
    • Bristol Community College - New BedfordBorrow it
      US
    • Mass Maritime AcademyBorrow it
      101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA, 02532, US
      41.7403326 -70.6214709
    • Seekonk High SchoolBorrow it
      261 Arcade Avenue, Seekonk, MA, 02771, US
      41.836588 -71.331997
Processing Feedback ...