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 the National Black Programming Consortium and distributed by American Public Television. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Episodes from Season 9
An American Ascent
In a few decades, the U.S. will become a majority-minority nation yet a staggering number of people do not consider the outdoors as a place for them. In 2013, nine African Americans set out to build a legacy, becoming role models for people of color to encourage them to get outside. They did so by taking on N. America’s highest peak, Denali.
Intore ("The Chosen")
Offering a powerful and rare look at how Rwanda survived its tragic past by regaining its identity through music, dance and the resilience of a new generation. Intore is a story of triumph, survival and hope, and how the nation rose above the ashes of a horrific 1994 genocide, to become a world model of post-conflict peace and unity.
My Father's Land
Exploring the life of Papa Jah, a Haitian gardener who has spent the last forty years in the Bahamas, building a life for himself and his children in a marginalized community. When his father is taken ill back in Haiti, Papa Jah travels back to his family's small village on Ile de la Tortue, to reunite with his father...hopefully, before it's too late.
Black Out and Pangaea
Two short films: Black Out is shows how children reconcile their daily lives in Guinea, one of the world’s poorest countries, with their desire to learn, and Pangaea tells the story of a lonely girl stranded on a rooftop desperately tries to return her life to a state of equilibrium after she is separated from her family.
Omo Child: The Bush and the River
In Ethiopia's Omo valley, children are being killed horrifically under an ancient tradition known as 'mingi.' One young tribesman strives for change through education and adopting the cursed children but challenging tribal superstition isn't easy. As he battles to save lives, things are not all that they seem.