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America Before Columbus (2009)

History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But scientific evidence tells a very ... See full summary »

Director:

Cristina Trebbi

Writers:

Uwe Kersken (created by), Cristina Trebbi
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Credited cast:
Nathan English Nathan English ... Himself - Geochemist, University of Arizona
Victor Garber ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Andrew C. Isenberg Andrew C. Isenberg ... Himself - Historian, Temple University (as Prof. Andrew Isenberg)
K.J. Linhein ... Hernando De Soto
Hans Mittermüller Hans Mittermüller ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Joachim Radkau Joachim Radkau ... Himself - Historian, University of Bielefeld (as Prof. Joachim Radkau)
Callum Roberts Callum Roberts ... Himself - Marine Conservation Biologist, University of York (as Prof. Callum Roberts)
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History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But scientific evidence tells a very different story: When Columbus stepped ashore in 1492, millions of people were already living there. America wasn't exactly a New World, but a very old one whose inhabitants had built a vast infrastructure of cities, orchards, canals and causeways.

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USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1492 - Der Kolumbus Effekt See more »

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Call it what it is, America AFTER Columbus
24 September 2017 | by stellarbizSee all my reviews

I have to agree with the review titled "Misleading Title." It spends an inordinate amount of time covering America AFTER Columbus. That was disappointing because I was looking forward to learning what the title promised but didn't deliver. As for being political and biased, there's enough of that to go around here. I can't say it was subtle nor tremendously obvious. Nor can I say either way is appreciated. I will agree with those who value the production quality, it is good. But I reiterate that you should not expect it to spend the bulk of its time on America BEFORE Columbus. Disappionting.


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