Video — 2 videodiscs (ca. 240 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Disc 1: Haiti & Dominican Republic: an island divided / produced and directed by Ricardo Pollack ; Cuba: the next revolution / produced and directed by Diene Petterle
Disc 2. Brazil: a racial paradise? / produced and directed by Ricardo Pollack ; Mexico & Peru: the black grandma in the closet / produced and directed by Ilana Trachtman.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. travels to Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico and Peru to discover the African influence on Latin America. He examines the shared legacy of colonialism and slavery in a region that imported ten times as many slaves as the United States, and kept them in bondage far longer. Gates finds that the influence of people of African descent has had a massive influence on the history and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean, despite sometimes being forgotten or ignored.