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Ancient Khoisan (San) Tribe

Independent Documentary "Bushman's Secret" By Rehad Desai. Rehad Desai travels to the Kalahari to investigate global interest in ancient Bushmen knowledge, he meets Jan van der Westhuizen, a fascinating Khomani San traditional healer. Jan's struggle to live close to nature is hampered by centuries of colonial exploitation of the San Bushmen and of their land. Unable to survive as they once did hunting and gathering, the Khomani now live in a state of poverty that threatens to see the last of this community forever. One plant could make all the difference. Hoodia, a cactus used by Bushmen for centuries, has caught the attention of a giant pharmaceutical company. It now stands to decide the fate of the Khomani San. Bushman's Secret features breathtaking footage of the Kalahari landscape, and exposes us to a world where modernity collides with ancient ways, at a time when each has, strangely, come to rely on the other. Evicted from their ancestral lands, forced to abandon their native languages, and left to fend for themselves in a state of brutal poverty on the fringes of South African society, the Bushmen now face further exploitation, since the hoodia cactus (a source of food and medicinal healing) is being taken from their remaining lands by the conglomerate Unilever for use as a dubious weight loss product (ironically, Unilever also claims to be the "world's largest ice cream manufacturer," surely a contributing factor to obesity). Despite an agreement signed with the South African government for profits from the harvesting of hoodia, the Bushmen have yet to enjoy any financial returns. Bushman's Secret serves up a shameful indictment of contemporary South African government, which would sooner kowtow to multinational corporate demands than provide basic services for its own people. Highly recommended.

Channels: Science, Math & Social Studies  Culture & Traditions  Education & Instructional 

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The Art of Public Speaking

How to prepare, know your material and overcome stage fright and engage the public in confidence. Know thyself, the audience and prapare.

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Kwame Nkrumah's Legacy

Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's Legacy / The Founding Father of Ghana (21st September 1909 -- 27th April 1972) The legacy and history of the Late Great Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Ghana's first Prime Minister and first democratically elected President. He was born on September 21st,1909 in Nkroful, Ghana (then Gold Coast). Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was the leader of Ghana and its predecessor state, the Gold Coast, from 1951 to 1966. Overseeing the nation's independence from British colonial rule in 1957. The country became independent as part of the Commonwealth. He was hailed as the Osagyefo - which means "redeemer" in the Twi language. An influential 20th-century advocate of Pan-Africanism, who agitated for not only the independence of Ghana, but Africa as a whole. He was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and was the winner of the Lenin Peace Prize in 1963. On February 24th,1966 he was overthrown by a military coup. He then fled to Conakry, Guinea where he soon developed skin cancer and flew to Romania where he died in April 1972.

Channels: Science, Math & Social Studies  Culture & Traditions  Travel & Places 

Added: 1484 days ago by Oyokoba

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Nsem Pii Part 1

Best of gags and laughs. Agya Koo at his best.

Channels: Comedy & Drama  Science, Math & Social Studies  Culture & Traditions 

Added: 1601 days ago by Oyokoba

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