Stories from the Stage: Take a Stand
Sometimes, you have to stick up for yourself, or somebody else...even when that little voice tells you it’s safer to keep quiet. Rev. Mariama gets down and dirty for a cause; Myles stops ignoring his stutter; and Tereza speaks up about her undocumented status. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Take a Stand, hosted by Theresa Okokon.
AfroPoP: Fatal Assistance
By acclaimed director and Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck, Fatal Assistance takes viewers on a two-year journey following the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country of Haiti. The film looks at the damage done by international aid agencies whose well-meaning but erroneous assumptions turned a nightmare into an unsolvable tragedy.
AfroPoP: 10 Days in Africa: A Home Movie
An insightful and humorous look at Regi Allen's journey to West Africa. The filmmaker travels to Ghana, Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire with a group of other African Americans seeking to learn more about Africa and go beyond the stereotypes about the continent, exploring the differences and similarities between Africans and African Americans.
Stories from the Stage: Deadly Sins
Most often, we do the right thing. But sometimes, our switch gets flipped and we lose control. Kevin goes postal in the post office; Ashley's patience is tested by FEMA after a flood in her community; and Khuyen has his life stolen by a life-tracking app. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Deadly Sins, hosted by Theresa Okokon.
America ReFramed: Agents of Change
Agents of Change examines the racial conditions on college campuses across the U.S. in the late 1960s, focusing on student demands at two seminal protests: San Francisco State in 1968 and Cornell University in 1969. Many of the same demands are surfacing in campus protests today, revealing the intersections America continue to face.
America ReFramed: For Ahkeem
Expelled from high school, Daje Shelton is only 17 years old when she is sentenced by a judge -- not to prison, but to the Innovative Concept Academy. It offers Daje one last chance to earn a high school diploma. For Ahkeem is an unvarnished exploration of a complex web of juvenile justice, education, poverty and race in America today.
America ReFramed: Gentlemen of Vision
Follow a year in the life of coach, counselor and founder Marlon Wharton, and his class of young Black males as he strives to rewrite future prospects for his students. Witness a brotherhood of young men as they support each other and chase their ultimate dreams: to maintain their position as national step champions and to be accepted into college.
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.