Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

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"Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange" is a series of short films that celebrates the cultural and historical growth that has occurred in Africa over the past generation. The films' purpose is to fuel a global conversation on the present-day realities and contemporary lifestyles of Africans, both living on the continent and those living elsewhere. The films cover the subjects of life, art and culture in areas with large African populations, including the Caribbean, Canada, South America and the United States.

Air Dates: 2008 - Present

Genres: Documentary

Network: PBS

  • Season 8, Ep. 5 : Shorts Program: My Africa Is & Native SonJan 31, 2016

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    Game developers create African superheroes to inspire Kenyan youth; an engineer builds drones to combat Kenya's poaching problem; two punk rock bands in Nairobi.

  • Season 7, Ep. 3 : Sound of TortureFeb 2, 2015

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    Eritrean journalist-activist Meron Estefanos talks to hostages in Egyptian camps on her online radio program, recording their pleas for help and asking family members to raise money for their release.

  • Season 6, Ep. 5 : Boys of SummerFeb 10, 2014

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    The Curacao youth baseball team strives to maintain their winning streak at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

  • Season 6, Ep. 3 : War Don DonJan 27, 2014

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    Issa Sesay awaits trial in the UN International Special Court following the Sierra Leone civil war and massacre.

  • Season 6, Ep. 2 : Upaj: ImproviseJan 20, 2014

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    A 68-year-old artist and a 32-year-old tap dancer develop a friendship that bridges continents and generations.

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