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NOVA: Pocahontas Revealed
NOVA Pocahontas Revealed
Directors: Kirk Wolfinger, Lisa Wolfinger
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2007     0hr 56min

On May 13, 1607, three English sailing vessels dropped anchor beside a small island fringed by swamps in the James River, Virginia. On board: 104 colonists who will establish the first successful English settlement in the ...  more »


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Directors: Kirk Wolfinger, Lisa Wolfinger
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Biography
Studio: Wgbh / Pbs
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/02/2007
Original Release Date: 08/20/2003
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 0hr 56min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Well, Pocahontas is mentioned at times...
J. S. Kaminski | Aberdeen, NJ United States | 12/23/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I found this program to be a little disappointing, as it was less about Pocahontas and more about the interaction between the English settlers and the Native Americans at the Jamestown colony. And while Pocahontas was certainly part of that, the producers of this program spent as much time, or even more time, on details not involving her. As such, the title "Pocahontas Revealed" is a tad misleading.

The material that is covered is interesting and worth watching, however. Topics discussed are: why the colonists came to Virginia, the location of the fort, the initial contact between the settlers and the Native Americans, and more. As for Pocahontas, her role in the Jamestown story is told, and her relationship with John Smith is examined, including the question of a romance between them. Probably the most interesting part of the entire program was at the conclusion, when Pocahontas relocated to England and ran into John Smith years after they had parted ways; that part of their "story" is probably the least known.

Overall I gave it three stars. What you don't get is a biography of Pocahontas; what you do get is an in-depth look at the clash of two cultures in the early part of the 17th century."