Journey of Man

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Overview

A scientist attempts to answer the question of how humanity spread itself across the globe in this documentary produced for PBS. The Journey of Man focuses on the research of geneticist Dr. Spencer Wells, who wants to prove his theory that the global migration of man began with a tribe of Africans who, battered by famine and drought, left their home literally searching for greener pastures some 60,000 years ago. Wells leaves his laboratory behind and sets out on a research mission in which he attempts to trace ...
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Overview

A scientist attempts to answer the question of how humanity spread itself across the globe in this documentary produced for PBS. The Journey of Man focuses on the research of geneticist Dr. Spencer Wells, who wants to prove his theory that the global migration of man began with a tribe of Africans who, battered by famine and drought, left their home literally searching for greener pastures some 60,000 years ago. Wells leaves his laboratory behind and sets out on a research mission in which he attempts to trace the common genetic thread which connect such varied travelers as the Aborigines of Australia, the Bushmen of Nambia, and the Native Peoples of North America.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2003
  • UPC: 841887001267
  • Original Release: 2003
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 44,537

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dr. Spencer Wells Participant
Technical Credits
Clive Maltby Director
Jennifer Beamish Producer
Jeremy Bradshaw Executive Producer
Justine Kershaw Executive Producer
David McNab Executive Producer
Gregers Sall Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [1:22]
2. The Portal to Ancient History [7:41]
3. The Birthplace of Humanity [15:35]
4. The Mysterious Past [6:16]
5. The Australian Lifeline [10:14]
6. Following the Trail to India [13:08]
7. The Genetic Marker [11:17]
8. The Central Asian Detour [13:48]
9. Through the Russian Arctic [16:43]
10. Bridging the Bering Strait [4:27]
11. North American Sacred Sites [7:25]
12. The End of the Greatest Journey [5:02]
13. Credits [:56]
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Menu

Side #1 --
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   Scene Selections
   PBS Online
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Most Interesting Thing I Have Seen In Years

    The review from 12/2/05 is right on the mark! I was so engrossed by the program, that I have told everyone I talk to about it. The quality, educational value and ease of understanding are outstanding, I predict that Dr. Spencer Wells will become as common a name as Carl Sagan and Ken Burns.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Science Film Since Cosmos

    I've viewed this film several times and it both educates and moves me each time. Man's journey around the globe is astounding and fills me with awe. The film also lays to rest the fallacy of race - there is only one race, we are all related to each other, and it started in Africa. Spencer Wells is an extraordinary scientist and story teller. I urge you to see this film and show it to your children.

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