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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. The film was assembled by Oxford-based tropical pediatrician Stephen Oppenheimer, author of The Peopling of the World; he appears on camera along with Dr. Nina Jablonski of the California Academy of Science. A coproduction of Britain's Granada Television and America's Discovery Channel, The Real Eve made its first U.S. cable appearance on April 21, 2002. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi