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AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Previous Broadcasts

Black Out and Pangaea (Episode #904H)

KQED 9: Tue, Mar 21, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

* Black Out follows the nightly pilgrimage during exam season of hundreds of school children in Conakry, Guinea who walk to the airport, petrol stations and wealthy parts of the city, searching for light to study. The documentary tells the story of these children's inspiring struggle for education in the face of the country's own fight for change.
* Pangaea is a short dramatic film that tells the story of a young girl, trapped on the roof of her house during the days following the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. The film aims to comment on the lives of the children whose lives were drastically changed by the aftermath of the hurricane and the flooding that followed it, as well as on the role of those who experienced the events on television from the safety of their own living rooms. Pangaea was shot by a group of Northwestern University students over the course of a week in New Orleans, LA.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Intore (Episode #902H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Mar 3, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Intore offers a power and rare look at how Rwanda survived its tragic past by regaining its identity through music, dance, and the resilience of a new generation. It's a story of triumph, survival, hope, and a lesson in how to forgive and live through the eyes of a mother whose grief gives hope; an artist who chose to forgive rather than seek revenge; a maestro who brings together the National Ballet with an incredible touch of genius; and a young man whose determination and hard work has given the Rwandan culturea new dimension of identity and celebration. Through these characters and others, viewers will bear witness to how the nation rose above the ashes of a horrific 1994 genocide, to become a world model of post-conflict peace and unity.

My Father's Land (Episode #903H)

KQED 9: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

My Father's Land is a feature documentary exploring the life of Papa Jah, a humble Haitian Gardener, whom has spent the last forty years in the Bahamas, building a life for himself and his children, while living in a marginalized Haitian community nicknamed the Mud. When news arrives of his 103 year old Father taking ill back in Haiti,Papa Jah fears he may not see him before he passes. He then sets out on an adventure, traveling back though Haiti, to his families small village on the island La Tortue, to reunite with his Father; hopefully before its too late. Juxtaposed against the strikingly rich visual texture of the Caribbean, this travel adventure story entertains through humor, intimate cultural spaces and vivid landscapes, while touching on socio-economic complexities of immigration, culture and identity.

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