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      Cosmic Africa

      2003 1h 12m Documentary List
      Reviews Now a distinguished astrophysicist, Thebe Medupe returns to the small South African town where he grew up during apartheid. With a deep respect for tribal myths and religions, Medupe journeys across Africa, sharing his scientific knowledge and insights with villagers as they explain their traditional stories about how the universe works. Examining everything from Namibian cave paintings to Egyptian monoliths, Medupe tries to bring science and native beliefs together. Read More Read Less

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      Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune A ravishingly shot documentary journey conducted and narrated by noted astronomer Thebe Medupe. Rated: 3.5/4 Feb 7, 2015 Full Review Andrea Gronvall Chicago Reader Breathtaking landscapes and colorful tribal rituals make for a fine travelogue, and although science often takes a backseat to folklore, a trip to the Saharan site of Nabta yields a rare look at megaliths that predate Stonehenge by a thousand years. Feb 5, 2015 Full Review Ronnie Scheib Variety The Fosters vary their presentation according to the geographic and ethnographic lay of the land. Apr 4, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Now a distinguished astrophysicist, Thebe Medupe returns to the small South African town where he grew up during apartheid. With a deep respect for tribal myths and religions, Medupe journeys across Africa, sharing his scientific knowledge and insights with villagers as they explain their traditional stories about how the universe works. Examining everything from Namibian cave paintings to Egyptian monoliths, Medupe tries to bring science and native beliefs together.
      Director
      Craig Foster, Damon Foster
      Producer
      Carina Rubin
      Screenwriter
      Hugh Brody
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      Bambara
      Runtime
      1h 12m