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In 2009 The History Channel chose to shoot the majority of its seminal series about the history of America almost entirely in South Africa. For America The Story of Us, The History Channel did dramatic re-constructions for the first time ever, which were shot in and around Cape Town. In this instance Cape Town and its surrounds doubled for Utah, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Great Plains, prairies, the Rocky Mountains, the Niagara escarpment and sites of battles with the Native American Indians through the Civil War and World War II. Even the recreation of the bombing of Pearl Harbour was shot in South Africa, utilising local crew.
The series was filmed in South Africa, using mostly South African actors and with a South African directory of photography.  Episodes
Local and foreign filmmakers are taking advantage of the country's diverse, unique locations – as well as low production costs and favourable exchange rate, which make it up to 40% cheaper to make a movie here than in Europe or the US and up to 20% cheaper than in Australia.