AfroPoP: Between 2 Shores
Johanna and Cristina, natives of the Dominican Republic, left their homeland in search of better lives in Guadeloupe. Although both found greater opportunities, they were forced to leave their children behind. Between 2 Shores offers a poignant look at the lengths families will go to stay together and the daily battles faced by many immigrants.
AfroPoP: Shorts Program: Lonnie Holley, Kojo and He Who Dances on Wood
An AfroPoP shorts program featuring an intimate portrait of a self-taught African-American visual artist and musical performer of Lonnie Holley from Birmingham, Alabama; the incredible story of Kojo, a twelve-year-old drumming prodigy; and follow the daily journey of Fred Nelson to find the secret joy and beauty of life in an old piece of wood.
AfroPoP: Black Panther Woman
Details the journey of Marlene Cummins, a member of the Australian Black Panther Party, and the fascinating yet little-known story of the indigenous Australian struggle for equality. Marlene also details her own struggle with addiction, the refuge she found in the arts, and her own quest to fight for women’s rights within the Black Panther Party.
Stories from the Stage: School Days: Student Tales
Remember school? It’s where kids learn and where knowledge sometimes comes only after pain. Cecelia battles a learning disability that leaves everyone baffled; Anna reluctantly welcomes a newcomer; and Furquann finds that violent solutions have a down side. Three storytellers, three interpretations of School Days, hosted by Wes Hazard.
Stories from the Stage: School Days: Teacher Tales
For teachers and students alike, school is a place to struggle mightily. Ben works to transform preschool girls into dragon-slaying warrior princesses; Donna finishes the school year with Sister-ly help; and Crystal climbs the ladder of higher education. Three storytellers, three interpretations of School Days, hosted by Wes Hazard.
Stories from the Stage: Make It or Break It
Challenges come in all shapes and sizes. Michele turns lemons into lemonade when she gets busted moonlighting during an internship; Matthew spins a nightmare date into lasting friendships; and Mikelina Googles her way to combining two different worlds. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Make It or Break It, hosted by Wes Hazard.
Stories from the Stage: Kitchen Confessions
For some, cooking is a refuge. And for others, it's a salty nightmare. Javed pits his meager cooking skills against those of his chef father; Alan explores cooking with a romantic partner; and Executive Chef Karen relives a restaurant shift from hell. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Kitchen Confessions, hosted by Theresa Okokon.
POV: 500 Years
From a historic genocide trial to the ousting of a president, 500 Years tells a sweeping story of mounting resistance played out in Guatemala’s recent history, through the actions and perspectives of the majority indigenous Mayan population, who now stand poised to re-imagine their society.