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AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

AFROPOP: THE ULTIMATE CULTURAL EXCHANGE, the innovative documentary series on contemporary life, art and pop culture in the African Diaspora. Four films introduce powerful stories: African boxers journey across the Atlantic to match their skills against the best in the world; a teenage girl travels to Ghana and an expatriate from Sierra Leone returns to his homeland, each hoping to dispel prevailing myths about the two countries; and, Hurricane Katrina victims find themselves refugees in their own country.

For more info: http://afropop.tv/

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/YMZts-UCcRAr4BOhgr2xSg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA! traces the life and music of the South African singer and anti-apartheid activist, the voice and the hope of Africa. Using rare archive footage of her performances and interviews, MAMA AFRICA introduces a new generation to the music and fascinating life of the woman who... /episodes/get/91776 /episode/91776 Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba! /episode-player/91776

Using archival performance footage and interviews with those who knew her best, and with Makeba herself, the documentary examines the life of the iconic South African singer and activist.

Air date:
Mon, 01/21/2019 - 03:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3008642583/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false By acclaimed director and Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck, "Fatal Assistance" takes viewers on a two-year journey following the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country of Haiti. The film looks at the damage done by international aid agencies whose well-meaning but erroneous... /episodes/get/59645 /episode/59645 S10 Ep5: Fatal Assistance /episode-player/59645

By acclaimed director Raoul Peck, Haiti's former culture minister, FATAL ASSISTANCE takes viewers on a two-year journey following the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country, and looks at the damage done by international aid agencies whose well-meaning but erroneous assumptions turned a nightmare into an unsolvable tragedy.

Air date:
Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:00
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In a textured narrative style, African-American filmmaker Regi Allen makes a sojourn to three West African countries - Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire and Senegal - to separate truth from myth about the differences between black identity in Africa from black identity in the Diaspora. Allen raises as many questions as answers, often pointing the critical lens at himself. This episode is paired with a retrospective of 10 years of AFROPOP featuring interviews with past season hosts.

Air date:
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3008391116/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Johanna and Cristina, natives of the Dominican Republic, left their homeland in search of better lives in Guadeloupe. Although both found greater opportunities, they were forced to leave their children behind. "Between 2 Shores" offers a poignant look at the lengths families will go to... /episodes/get/60400 /episode/60400 S10 Ep3: Between 2 Shores /episode-player/60400

A look at the lengths families will go to stay together & the battles faced by immigrants.

Air date:
Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3008389861/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false An AfroPoP shorts program featuring an intimate portrait of a self-taught African-American visual artist and musical performer of Lonnie Holley from Birmingham, Alabama; the incredible story of Kojo, a twelve-year-old drumming prodigy; and follow the daily journey of Fred Nelson to find the secret... /episodes/get/59310 /episode/59310 S10 Ep2: Short Program: Lonnie Holley, Kojo and He Who Dance /episode-player/59310

This moving documentary tells the story of two mothers' struggles through the immigration bureaucracy of two countries to unite their children born on two different islands, Guadeloupe and the Dominican Republic.

Air date:
Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3008355849/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Details the journey of Marlene Cummins, a member of the Australian Black Panther Party, and the fascinating yet little-known story of the indigenous Australian struggle for equality. Marlene also details her own struggle with addiction, the refuge she found in the arts, and her own quest to fight... /episodes/get/58983 /episode/58983 S10 Ep1: Black Panther Woman /episode-player/58983

Inspired by their stylish African American brothers, the genesis of the Australian Black Panther's Brisbane chapter is recounted through the eyes of Marlene Cummins, who looks back on the best and worst experiences of this controversial Aboriginal group in 1971. Marlene fell in love with the leader of the Australian Black Panther Party, and with the break-up of that relationship, she spiraled into a cycle of addiction that left her on the streets and vulnerable. Forty years later, Marlene travels to a gathering of international Black Panthers in New York. The journey takes her back in time.

Air date:
Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:00
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