Aat a small town school in rural Anhui, China, a group of families, teachers and children reveal stories of hardship, joy, and success.
A series that captures the daily lives, concerns and personalities of young Africans and their teachers in Masindi, Uganda.
- Premiere Date
- May 19, 2009
- 30 minutes
Bill Locke specializes in history projects, as well as the developing world and observational series. Recent productions include: Ape to Man, a special film for the History Channel, telling the story of the discovery of human evolution (recent winner of an Emmy for best documentary script and… the U.S. Academy of Science’s best television program award); African School, a series following life in the Ugandan town of Masindi for the BBC’s Africa Lives season (the series recently won two One World Awards); The Queen’s Cavalry, a behind-the-scenes series about the Household Cavalry for BBC1; The First Emperor, for Discovery and Channel 4 about Qin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor; and Prince Eddy, The King We Never Had, a program revealing the truth about Queen Victoria’s oldest grandson. For Five he recently made The Secret Life of Queen Elizabeth. Bill also directed Helen of Troy, presented by Bettany Hughes, for Channel 4/PBS.
African School tells the stories of two schools, and gives an uplifting look at what life is like in Africa today. It features students who strive for education, despite such challenges as poverty, high HIV rates, and local conflict.