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Title:South West Africa in pre-colonial days: a historical review
Editors:Böhlke, Immo
Blatt, Armin
City of publisher:Windhoek
Publisher:Scientific Society Swakopmund
Geographic terms:Namibia
Southern Africa
precolonial period
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
Abstract:Namibia's distant past comes to life in this DVD which was produced by a local resident. From old - and partly previously unpublished - photos, pictures, official documents and maps, this documentary film reconstructs the time period between 1450 and 1890. As from 1446 Henry the Navigator, Prince of Portugal, explored the African west coast in order to find a sea route to India. The narration takes you on the travels of Portuguese, Dutch, English, German and Swedish explorers, traders and hunters in South West Africa. Numerous records of missionaries inform us about the lives of the Nama, Herero and Ovambo and their first encounters with white settlers. The DVD is accompanied by the text spoken in the documentary. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]