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Playing the Game / Open University.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorOpen University.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], ©2012.
Description1 online resource (1 video file (58 min.)) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Series Empire: A British Chronicle
Empire, A British Chronicle. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents Limitless Adventure in the Colonies (2:27) -- Early Pioneers of Empire (2:41) -- Discovering Lake Victoria (3:01) -- "King Solomon's Mines" (3:48) -- A Decent Chap (2:10) -- Shaping Imperial Character (2:47) -- British Fair Play Ideology (1:24) -- "Vitaï Lampada" (1:59) -- Siege of Khartoum (3:50) -- An Imperial Tragedy (3:35) -- Sanctifying the Empire (1:24) -- British Offensive in Sudan (3:29) -- Battle of Omdurman (2:31) -- Fearless Idealism Wins (2:09) -- Targeting Armchair Adventurers (2:13) -- Civilizing through Sport (4:26) -- Imperial Racism (2:30) -- Fair Play Undermines Imperial Rule (3:21) -- "Ripping Yarns" (3:30) -- Boy Scouts: An Imperial Relic (4:01) -- Credits: Playing the Game: Empire - A British Chronicle (0:41)
Abstract Guns and bombs may be the chief weapons of imperialism, but never underestimate the power of leisure; a kingdom's worth nothing without it! This program measures the global rise of British rule by tracing the growth of a particularly British type of hero-adventurer, gentleman, amateur sportsman, and decent chap-as well as a decidedly British type of obsession: sport, the empire at play. Viewers are taken to East Africa in the footsteps of Victorian explorers in search of the source of the Nile; to Khartoum, to tell the story of General Gordon, a half-crazed visionary who "played the game" to the hilt; to Hong Kong, where the British indulged their passion for horse racing by building a spectacular race course; and to Jamaica, where the greatest imperial game of all-cricket-became a battleground for racial equality.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 13, 2013.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 9 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Open University, 2012.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number51983 Films Media Group
Publisher number51980s Films Media Group

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