AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange
That's My Face (#403)
Documentarian Thomas Allen Harris journeys to Africa and Brazil on a quest to find his spiritual ancestors. Reared in both the Bronx and Tanzania, Harris documents his own struggles with cultural identity while investigating the broader issues of race in the United States, Africa and South America. [56 minutes]
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AfroPoP interview with filmmakers Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza. 03:07
Young South Africans from shantytowns put the promises of democracy to the test. 02:08
Full Program: Filmmaker Adisa visits a village in Sierra Leone and commits himself to improving the lives of the youth who end up... 09:29
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Series Description: 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.
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The one-hour documentary visits 180 city basketball courts throughout New York City's five boroughs to uncover the world of pick-up basketball. Playground legends, NBA athletes and everyday... [86 minutes]
Upaj: Improvise (#602)
Sixty-eight-year-old artist Das exemplifies the elegance and mathematical precision of kathak, a classical dance of North India. Jason, a 32-year- old African-American tap dancer, hails from the... [56 minutes]
War Don Don (#603)
The 90-minute film puts international justice in the spotlight. In the aftermath of the Sierra Leone civil war and massacre, Issa Sesay awaits his trial in the UN International Special Court,... [86 minutes]