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AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Previous Broadcasts

Stolen (Episode #504)

KQED World: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 5:15 AM

In 2007, Ayala and Fallshaw were drawn to the cause of the Polisario Liberation Front, which represents the Sahrawi people, who have long struggled for control of the Western Sahara against the competing interests of Morocco and other factions. Once they started shooting, however, they gradually stumbled on a story about modern slavery that has become hugely controversial. The filmmakers focused on a black woman in her thirties named Fetim Sellami, who is reunited with her mother through a United Nations program.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 8:15 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 11:15 AM

125 Franco's Boulevard/Nora (Episode #302)

KQED World: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

125 Franco's Boulevard - For 40 years, Franco the Great used his talents to paint murals on the storefront roll-down gates on 125th Street in Harlem. Re-zoning legislation and a recently passed city law threaten to remove these gates, along with the art and culture painted on them. Who will step up and preserve Franco's art in the wake of big plans to change Harlem?

Nora - "Nora" is based on true stories of Nora Chipaumire, a dancer born in Zimbabwe in 1965. In the film, Nora returns to the landscape of her childhood and journeys through some vivid memories of her youth: family dramas, difficult love affairs and militant politics. Using performance and dance, she brings her history to life in a swiftly moving poem of sound and image. Shot entirely on location in Southern Africa.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Haiti: One Day, One Story/The Other Side of the Water: The Journey of Haitan Ra Ra Band (Episode #301)

KQED World: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

Haiti: One Day, One Story - Haitian-American filmmaker Michele Stephenson visits Haiti six weeks after one of the world's most devastating earthquakes to document the personal stories of the Haitian people.

The Other Side of the Water: The Journey of Haitan Ra Ra Band - On Sunday nights during the summer, thousands of people gather in Brooklyn's Prospect Park to watch a motley band of young musicians carrying traditional drums, bamboo tubes and four-foot-long pressed-tin horns. They play Ra Ra music - a mix of Carnival, vodou ceremony and grassroots protest - which originally served as a voice for the slaves in their revolt against the French and of those struggling against ongoing dictatorships in Haiti. This documentary focuses on Pe Yves, the leader of the Ra Ra movement in New York, who is caught in the middle of a struggle for the meaning of Haitian identity.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Riseup (Episode #303)

KQED World: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

Reggae Underground is a journey into the heart of Jamaica - the island that gave birth to the worldwide cultural phenomenon of Reggae. In a society where talent abounds and opportunity is scarce, three distinct and courageous artists fight to rise up from obscurity and write themselves into the pages of history. With music and appearances by legends Lee "Scratch" Perry, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Stolen (Episode #503)

KQED World: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

Riseup (Episode #303)

KQED World: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

Reggae Underground is a journey into the heart of Jamaica - the island that gave birth to the worldwide cultural phenomenon of Reggae. In a society where talent abounds and opportunity is scarce, three distinct and courageous artists fight to rise up from obscurity and write themselves into the pages of history. With music and appearances by legends Lee "Scratch" Perry, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 8:00 AM

Stolen (Episode #504)

KQED World: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

In 2007, Ayala and Fallshaw were drawn to the cause of the Polisario Liberation Front, which represents the Sahrawi people, who have long struggled for control of the Western Sahara against the competing interests of Morocco and other factions. Once they started shooting, however, they gradually stumbled on a story about modern slavery that has become hugely controversial. The filmmakers focused on a black woman in her thirties named Fetim Sellami, who is reunited with her mother through a United Nations program.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 8:15 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 11:15 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

Dear Mandela (Episode #502)

KQED World: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 6:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
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