AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Previous Broadcasts

An American Ascent (Episode #901)

KQED World: Mon, Feb 19, 2018 -- 5:00 PM

An American Ascent is a feature documentary about the first African American expedition to tackle North America's highest peak, Denali. In June 2013, nine African Americans set out to build a legacy and become role models for inner city kids and people of color all over America to encourage them to get outside. They did so by taking on the grueling, 20,237 foot peak of the continent's biggest mountain.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 25, 2018 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 20, 2018 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 20, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Fatal Assistance (Episode #1005)

KQED World: Mon, Feb 12, 2018 -- 5:00 PM

By acclaimed director Raoul Peck, Haiti's former culture minister, FATAL ASSISTANCE takes viewers on a two-year journey following the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country, and looks at the damage done by international aid agencies whose well-meaning but erroneous assumptions turned a nightmare into an unsolvable tragedy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 18, 2018 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 13, 2018 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 13, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

He Who Dances On Wood, Kojo and Lonnie Holley: The Truth of the Dirt (Episode #1002H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 11, 2018 -- 4:00 PM

One man's search for joy has culminated in a constant experience of rhythm in the world around him in HE WHO DANCES ON WOOD. KOJO is a short documentary on gifted 12-year-old jazz drummer Kojo Odu Roney. In this candid interview, Kojo reflects on his tireless work ethic, the current state of jazz music, learning from his mentor and father, jazz saxophonist Antoine Roney, and much more. Kojo's charisma, sensibility and passion are as mesmerizing as his drum skills. LONNIE HOLLEY: THE TRUTH OF THE DIRT is an intimate documentary portrait of the self-taught African American visual artist and musical performer.

10 Days In Africa: A Home Movie (Episode #1004)

KQED World: Mon, Feb 5, 2018 -- 5:00 PM

In a textured narrative style, African-American filmmaker Regi Allen makes a sojourn to three West African countries - Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire and Senegal - to separate truth from myth about the differences between black identity in Africa from black identity in the Diaspora. Allen raises as many questions as answers, often pointing the critical lens at himself. This episode is paired with a retrospective of 10 years of AFROPOP featuring interviews with past season hosts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Feb 11, 2018 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 6, 2018 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 6, 2018 -- 6:00 AM

Black Panther Woman (Episode #1001H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 4, 2018 -- 4:00 PM

Inspired by their stylish African American brothers, the genesis of the Australian Black Panther's Brisbane chapter is recounted through the eyes of Marlene Cummins, who looks back on the best and worst experiences of this controversial Aboriginal group in 1971. Marlene fell in love with the leader of the Australian Black Panther Party, and with the break-up of that relationship, she spiraled into a cycle of addiction that left her on the streets and vulnerable. Forty years later, Marlene travels to a gathering of international Black Panthers in New York. The journey takes her back in time. Still struggling with addiction, she reveals the secrets she has held onto to face her demons today.

Between Two Shores (Episode #1003)

KQED World: Sun, Feb 4, 2018 -- 1:00 AM

This moving documentary tells the story of two mothers' struggles through the immigration bureaucracy of two countries to unite their children born on two different islands, Guadeloupe and the Dominican Republic.

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    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/17/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 17, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

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