About This Series
Hosted by Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose, season two brought a collection of titles that delved even deeper into contemporary experiences of Africans around the globe.
Moving to the Beat
Exploring how youth in Africa and America are using hip hop music to communicate with one another and as a language for social change. The documentary follows Rebel Soulz, a hip hop group from Portland, Oregon, as they journey to Freetown, Sierra Leone to bring the radical roots of American hip hop to the motherland of Africa.
In the wake of one of the worst natural and humanitarian disasters ever to visit American shores, nearly 600 African Americans were airlifted to the almost entirely white state of Utah without their knowledge. The documentary examines whether cultures can come together or if their differences prove too great a challenge to overcome.
Black to Our Roots
Living in a housing project in Atlanta, Georgia, 17-year-old Sylvia Dorsey is frustrated by the drug abuse and violence that surrounds her. The inspirational story of the journey Sylvia takes to explore her ancestral home in Ghana in an attempt to escape the cycle of violence and poverty of her Atlanta neighborhood.
The Fighting Spirit
Boxing is show business with blood — a sport which has always found its top competitors from the poorest neighborhoods. Bukom, a district in Ghana’s capital city of Accra, is one such locale. Grounded in a long cultural tradition of wrestling that over the years developed into boxing, the tiny fishing village trains young people to fight - and win.