AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange
In 2007, Ayala and Fallshaw were drawn to the cause of the Polisario Liberation Front, which represents the Sahrawi people, who have long struggled for control of the Western Sahara against the competing interests of Morocco and other factions. Once they started shooting, however, they gradually stumbled on a story about modern slavery that has become hugely controversial. The filmmakers focused on a black woman in her thirties named Fetim Sellami, who is reunited with her mother through a United Nations program. [56 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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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Calypso Rose, the ambassador of Caribbean music, is a living legend. In this program, cameras follow her from Paris to her native Tobago, then to New York, and back to her ancestral homeland, Africa. [56 minutes]
These episodes of AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- Dear Mandela (#502)
- A Lot Like You (#501)
- Boys of Summer (#605)
- Stories from Lakka Beach (#604)
- War Don Don (#603)
- Upaj: Improvise (#602)
- Doin' It in the Park: Pick Up Basketball-Nyc (#601)