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
Dear Mandela (Episode #502)
KQED World: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
Destroyed homes, threats at gunpoint and high-court action, this battle by three young people to stand up for their rights is a testimony to people power. When the South African government promises to "eradicate the slums" and begins to evict shack dwellers far outside the city, three friends who live in Durban's vast shantytowns refuse to be moved. Dear Mandela follows their journey from their shacks to the highest court in the land as they invoke Nelson Mandela's example and become leaders in a growing social movement. By turns inspiring, devastating and funny, the film offers a new perspective on the role that young people can play in political change and is a fascinating portrait of South Africa coming of age.
- KQED World: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
A Lot Like You (Episode #501)
KQED World: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
Eliaichi Kimaro is a mixed-race, first-generation American with a Tanzanian father and Korean mother. When her retired father moves back to Tanzania, Eliaichi begins a project that evocatively examines the intricate fabric of multiracial identity, and grapples with the complex ties that children have to the cultures of their parents. Kimaro decides to document her father's path back to his family and Chagga culture. In the process, she learns more deeply about the heritage that she took for granted as a child. Yet as she talks to more family members, especially her aunts, she uncovers a cycle of sexual violence that resonates with her work and life in the United States. When Kimaro speaks with her parents about the oppression that her aunts face, she faces a jarring disconnect between immigrant generations on questions of patriarchy and violence.
- KQED World: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 10:30 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Jan 27, 2013 -- 6:00 AM
- KQED World: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 -- 11:00 AM