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200,000 years ago we took our first steps in Africa. Today there are 7 billion of us living across the planet. How did our ancestors spread from continent to continent? This is a global detective story, featuring the latest archaeological discoveries and genetic research. On each continent, we track down the earliest members of our species, Homo sapiens. Who were these First Peoples? What drove them to the ends of the earth?
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PBSFirst Peoples DVD
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

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Peaceful Connection of all of Mankind

An amazing true gripper of people's attention and emotions. All people around the world have 1-3% or even 5% of the very same genes, their very DNA.
This is spectacular! That...Read complete review

An amazing true gripper of people's attention and emotions. All people around the world have 1-3% or even 5% of the very same genes, their very DNA.
This is spectacular! That means that we ARE all part of The Family of Man and we just have to stop fighting each other. No fighting! Problem solve and bring all of our differences together to lift all lives. We can do this.

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Difficult to Hear the Narration

The audio editing and quality control was very poor for a production of this distinction. The music overwhelmed narration off and on to the point that straining to hear was not even helpful. A...Read complete review

The audio editing and quality control was very poor for a production of this distinction. The music overwhelmed narration off and on to the point that straining to hear was not even helpful. A similar problem with voices over voices. We guessed that audio quality control people and producers had not viewed and listened to it before production.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fascinating History

By 1.5% Neanderthal

from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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Comments about PBS First Peoples DVD:

The narrator is almost overwhelmed at times by the rest of the sound track on the first DVD... But still this is amazing material!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Music drowns the narration

By Jeannee

from Monroe, WI

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Comments about PBS First Peoples DVD:

Sadly - the music drowns out most of the narration. This is a wonderful show but, if you are hearing impaired or bothered by loud background noises, you may be disappointed. I'm sure this dvd could be digitally corrected by modern magic and it's too bad someone in production didn't actually listen to this before they sent it out to the public.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By lectronerd

from Modesto

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Comments about PBS First Peoples DVD:

the Latest Genetic History of early Man.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Interesting Souding - Agree on Sound Issues

By Jim

from Bloomington, IN

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Comments about PBS First Peoples DVD:

I'm watching the 3rd episode on TV now, and agree with the other reviews saying the audio mix is off. I specifically looked to see whether the DVD might have a *separated narration track*. No idea based on the description, but I doubt it.

You'd think producers would do this as a matter of course, just for accessibility reasons - Hmm, I wonder if I could sue PBS based on some half-sentence in the ADA.. Just kidding.

I wonder if I there's an AudioUnit somewhere that can specifically amplify voice?

I've noticed this kind of "over-wrought music/atmosphere audio track" stuff on other recent PBS stuff ("Recent" meaning now as opposed to 20 or 25 years ago). It vaguely makes me think that science documentaries are trying to "keep up with" current action movies somehow.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

We loved the DVD.

By Marnie

from San Diego, CA

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Comments about PBS First Peoples DVD:

My husband and I were enthralled, entertained, and educated by "First Peoples." When we watch TV, I usually have something else to do--folding the laundry, sewing on buttons, polishing the silver, etc. However, this story is so fascinating that I put my chores aside to concentrate on it.

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