About This Season
Hosted by Academy Award-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe, season five of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange brings viewers on a journey into human and women’s rights struggles across the world.
An African Election
The 2008 elections in Ghana captivated a nation. The film is a behind-the-scenes look at the complex, political machinery of a third world democracy struggling to legitimize itself to its first world contemporaries. At stake in this race are the fates of two political parties that will do almost anything to win.
When the South African government begins to “eradicate the slums” by evicting shack dwellers, three friends, leaders in a growing social movement, refuse to be moved from their homes and community. Dear Mandela follows their journey from the shacks to the highest court in the land as they invoke Nelson Mandela.
A Lot Like You
In this award-winning and very personal documentary, director Eliaichi Kimaro probes her interracial roots to find some difficult truths about her own past and her father’s male-dominated East African culture.
In this family reunion documentary turned international political thriller, a pair of journalists discover the existence of slavery in a refugee camp. In their journey to tell a story of modern day slavery they themselves become the story. Directed by Violeta Ayala and Dan Fallshaw.