The Real Eve

Synopsis: The made-for-cable documentary film The Real Eve is predicated on the theory that the human race can be traced to a common ancestor. The mitochondrial DNA of one prehistoric woman, who lived in Africa, has according to this theory been passed down from generation to generation over a span of 150,000 years, supplying the "chemical energy" to all humankind.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Andrew Piddington
Actors: Danny Glover
Production: Granada Television Group
103 min

she could.

Harmless mutation happens all the

time in the mitochondrial DNA...

leaving minute markers

at every change.

These markers are like bar codes

and can be read in the same way.

Cann discovered the changes

happen at a fairly constant rate.

The groups with the earliest markers

were the Africans living in Africa...

and wondered if they might be

the oldest people in the world.

I was very excited when

I first started to get evidence...

and it was so counter-intuitive.

I put 20 Europeans

and 20 African-Americans...

on a sheet of X-ray film...

and every African-American

showed differences...

and all the Europeans

looked the same.

I thought I'd mislabeled something

or I'd made some drastic mistake.

We kept repeating things, as we got

more samples from different areas...

I realized that it was

a difference in the pattern.

And that this new type of evidence,

based on mitochondria...

was going to change the way we

thought about modern humans.

In 1 987, Cann and her colleagues

published a paper...

showing for the first time that the

markers stretched back to Africa.

Showing quite clearly that this was

the birthplace of the human race.

New Guinean tribesman,

Parisian bartender...

American teacher, Polynesian farmer,

all were improbable relatives...

linked through one black woman

150,000 years ago.

Their findings

caused a sensation.

The responses of people

were sort of amazing.

The public was genuinely interested

in certain aspects, but there was...

a tendency to misinterpret the

data because of the terminology.

It was to describe this woman,

African Eve.

People thought it meant the biblical

Eve, the single woman...

in the Judeo-Christian bible,

the wife of Adam.

I have to say even my own uncle

sent me a Christmas card...

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