About This Season
Hosted by Golden Globe Award-winning actor Idris Elba, the inaugural season of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange featured films from a wide swath of the African Diaspora and launched the series as a strong voice for contemporary black expression.
We Will Not Die Like Dogs
Profiling AIDS activists from the four African countries of Nigeria, Uganda, Burkina Faso and Zambia. The documentary provides intimately honest and provocative testimonies from individuals who are living face-to-face with the epidemic on a daily basis.
Elton is a boy of 13 who sings opera in Hermanus, a small seaside town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, popular with tourists for whale sightings. His passion leads Elton from performing solo stints at open-air festivals to opening acts for established opera singers from nearby Cape Town.
Hip Hop Revolution
Using an experimental narrative style, filmmaker Weaam Williams has infused her film with a texture and life that breathes with every cut. Hip Hop Revolution is an exploration of the lives of a generation so touched by this genre and its culture that they are inspired to question, survive and conquer an unjust political system.
Freedom in South Africa after 1994 means the freedom for Tumelo and Dominique to express themselves in ways that genuinely baffle their parents. For these two female hip-hop disc jockeys from rather conservative backgrounds, 1994 signaled the beginning of a journey to personal freedom.
Welcome to Nollywood
An artful and insightful documentary on the hustle and bustle of the quickly growing Nigerian movie industry, the third largest film producer in the world. This is an entertaining, complex and a must-see for all who seek to know why this evolving industry is grabbing such large audiences around the world.
10 Days in Africa
African American filmmaker Regi Allen makes a sojourn to three West African countries to discover for himself the truth behind the myths that separate black identity in Africa from black identity in the Diaspora. With a critical lens often pointed at himself, he creates an intoxicatingly chaotic film that raises as many questions as it answers.