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
The Abominable Crime (Episode #705)
KQED World: Tue, Feb 17, 2015 -- 6:00 AM
Two Jamaicans - a young single mother and a leading human-rights activist - must flee their homeland in the face of endemic anti-gay violence. Their stories expose the roots of homophobia in Jamaican society, reveal the deep psychological and social impacts of discrimination on the lives of gays and lesbians, and offer an intimate first-person perspective on the risks and challenges of seeking asylum abroad.
- KQED World: Tue, Feb 17, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
AFROPUNK Presents The Triptych (Episode #704H)
KQED World: Tue, Feb 10, 2015 -- 6:00 AM
The Triptych is a unique and profound documentary series profiling some of the most outspoken visual artists of our time. This short-film series highlights the work of artists Sanford Biggers, Wangechi Mutu, and Barron Claiborne. Three intimate conversations reflect on their life experience, letting the viewer discover how their observations have shaped the art they create.
- KQED World: Sun, Feb 15, 2015 -- 9:30 PM
- KQED World: Tue, Feb 10, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
Sound of Torture (Episode #703H)
KQED World: Tue, Feb 3, 2015 -- 6:00 AM
Follow the efforts of Swedish-Eritrean journalist Meron Estefanos as she helps aid Eritreans kidnapped, held hostage and tortured in Egypt's Sinai Desert by Bedouin smugglers.
- KQED World: Sun, Feb 8, 2015 -- 11:00 PM
- KQED World: Tue, Feb 3, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
Ladies' Turn (Episode #702H)
KQED World: Sun, Feb 1, 2015 -- 10:00 PM
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.