Additionally, another medium of large influence has been television. Television originated in sub-Saharan Africa in the late 1950s. While it was mainly used for entertainment, it contrasts to America in the fact that television isn’t a popular medium. One of the reasons for this centers around the fact that it is a media inaccessible to many, and “remains a symbol of national status that hardly goes beyond the major African cities” (Mano 4). However, the second reason for this centers around some of the sub-Saharan African’s resentment towards television. This resentment stems from the some of them, like South Africa, being miseducated on the medium and believing that television was inherently “‘morally corruptive’” and that it would “provide information that would strenghten anti-apartheid forces” (Mano 4). In addition to this example, sub-Saharan Africa encountered other miseducations through television and film. This was exemplified in 1939, when the Britain’s Colonial Film Unit was created to “tell ‘the story of the War with the right propaganda’” (Smyth). This was mainly targeted at the literate Africans, who then, could be used to further teach this lessons to the illiterate Africans. Also, through these television and film, sub-Saharan Africans were denied access to representation. A quintessential example of this would be that films were never “produced, directed, photographed and edited by Africans and starring Africans who spoke in African languages” (Diawara). Instead their history was relegated to the narration of “British, French and U.S. filmmakers” (Diawara). As the nation has progressed, and there has been more access to television, many Africans have felt a sense of liberation, as Mano describes.