About This Season
The seventh season of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange continues the fine production quality and provocative filmmaking technique of its previous six seasons. A highly successful series with public television stations nationwide, AfroPoP brings to the American public a veritable mix of independent documentary stories about the African American and African Diaspora cultural experience. Hosted by actress and model Yaya DaCosta (Ugly Betty, Whitney), the five films this season - The Carrier (Zambia), Ladies’ Turn (Senegal), Sound of Torture (Eritrea), The Triptych, and The Abominable Crime (Jamaica) - are powerful, inspirational, gripping, artistic, and triumphant.
AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange is produced by the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), and co-presented by American Public Television (APT).
One woman's story of hope and renewal. Told through the eyes of an increasingly empowered young heroine, The Carrier is a powerful and moving portrait of an unconventional family and community, set against the backdrop of the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in Zambia.
Sometimes you need to break the rules to enter the game. In Senegal, soccer is a sport for men, not women. Ladies' Turn is an inspirational can-do spirited story about the women's side of soccer that starts with the tournament, and follows the people who invest their talent and convictions in its success.
Sound of Torture
A gripping story of Eritrean refugees and their horrendous struggle to get to Jerusalem. Sound of Torture follows Meron Estefanos, an Eritrean journalist-activist who runs an online radio program on which she talks to hostages tortured in Bedouin camps as well as their family members raising money for their release.
A unique and profound documentary, The Triptych profiles African American performing artists Sanford Biggers and Wangechi Mutu, two of the most outspoken visual artists of our time. Spanning the artistic gamut from interdisciplinary to photography and performance, their keen reflections on the world are at once startling and insightful.
The Abominable Crime
The Abominable Crime is a story about a mother's love for her child and an activist's love for his country. It gives voice to Jamaicans who face anti-gay violence and are forced to flee their homes. Told first hand, these personal accounts take the audience on an emotional journey that exposes the roots of homophobia in Jamaican society.