AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange
About This Program
AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, as a series, celebrates the cultural and historical growth that has occurred in the last generation using films tailored to a world audience from insightful, artful and often unique local perspectives. These films were carefully selected to portray a more balanced view of Africa than you’ll get on the nightly news and to provide fuel for what must be a global conversation on the present day realities and contemporary lifestyles of Africans, both on the continent and in the Diaspora.
AfroPoP is produced by Black Public Media and distributed by American Public Television. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Episodes from Season 10
Black Panther Woman
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 for women’s rights within the Black Panther Party.
Shorts Program: Lonnie Holley, Kojo and He Who Dances on Wood
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 joy and beauty of life in an old piece of wood.
Between 2 Shores
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 stay together and the daily battles faced by many immigrants.
10 Days in Africa: A Home Movie
An insightful and humorous look at Regi Allen's journey to West Africa. The filmmaker travels to Ghana, Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire with a group of other African Americans seeking to learn more about Africa and go beyond the stereotypes about the continent, exploring the differences and similarities between Africans and African Americans.
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 assumptions turned a nightmare into an unsolvable tragedy.