AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange
This series celebrates Africa's cultural and historical growth through six insightful films. These films, each introduced by acclaimed actor Idris Elba, explore the complex lives of contemporary Africans, both on the continent and abroad. The productions include an examination of the efforts of African AIDS activists, a profile of two young South African hip-hop disc jockeys, the touching story of one Cape Town boy's love for opera music and a look inside the blossoming Nigerian film industry.
AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Previous Broadcasts
Ladies' Turn (Episode #702H)
KQED World: Tue, Jan 27, 2015 -- 6:00 AM
In Senegal, a non-profit organization uses soccer as a powerful tool for promoting gender equality, presenting new female role models, and helping women and girls develop important leadership and teamwork skills.
- KQED World: Tue, Jan 27, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
The Carrier (Episode #701)
KQED World: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 -- 6:00 AM
This episode follows the compelling story of Mutinta, an HIV-positive and pregnant mother in Zambia trying to protect her unborn child from HIV/AIDS.
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 25, 2015 -- 10:00 PM
- KQED World: Thu, Jan 22, 2015 -- 11:30 AM
- KQED World: Thu, Jan 22, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Jan 20, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
Doin' It in the Park: Pick Up Basketball-Nyc (Episode #601)
KQED World: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 -- 7:00 AM
An exploration of the history, culture, and social impact of New York's summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide "Mecca" of the sport. In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. There are 700+ outdoor courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as their church. Co-directors Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau visited 180 courts throughout NYC's five boroughs to create their debut documentary. They traveled to a majority of the locations by bicycle, carrying camera equipment and a ball in their backpacks. The film's title refers as much to the subject matter as it does to the method of filmmaking, providing an unprecedented perspective on urban America's most popular, and accessible, free recreation.
- KQED World: Wed, Jan 14, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Wed, Jan 14, 2015 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Jan 12, 2015 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED World: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 -- 1:00 PM