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African boys


Co-production of Thirteen/WNET New York's Nature series and National Geographic Television, in association with Tigress Productions Limited and Magic Box Mediaworks, Inc.

Series Description

In this eight-part series on Africa as seen and told through the eyes and voices of people from Africa, audiences learn how the continent's cultures, traditions, lifestyles, and economic opportunities have been influenced by its diverse and often changing regional landscapes.

Funders (and resulting constraints)

Park Foundation, Canon U.S.A., Ford Motor Company, TIAA-CREF, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the nation's public television stations. (For broadcast series only. The educational outreach efforts received no external funding.)

Educational Outreach Budget Range

Large ($250K-$500K)

Educational Outreach "Producers"

  • Outreach department created the toolkit for stations.
  • Interactive and Broadband department produced the series Web site.
  • Educational Publishing department produced the teacher's guide and poster.
  • National Geographic provided the map of Africa and brochure.


The Africa-America Institute, Africare, The Africa Society, African Studies Association,, Bread for the World, Constituency for Africa, National Summit on Africa, TransAfrica Forum. (Each group promoted the broadcast to its constituents via e-mail listservs and newsletters.)

In this section:
>  Africa

        Goals & Audience

        Outreach Elements

        Outcomes, Challenges
        & Lessons Learned

    Auschwitz: Inside the
    Nazi State

    Building Big

    Culture Shock



    In Search of Shakespeare

    Lewis & Clark:
    The Journey of the
    Corps of Discovery

    My Journey Home

    The New Americans

    Poetic License


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