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 (The Wire, American Gangster), 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
Burning in the Sun (Episode #402)
KQED World: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
This film follows the journey of a young social entrepreneur on a quest to electrify the rural households in his native Mali. Looking to make his mark on the world, 26-year-old Daniel Dembele returns to his homeland and starts a local business building solar panels, the first of its kind in the sun-drenched nation. It traces Dembele's journey - from growing the budding idea into a viable company to servicing his first customers in the tiny village of Banko.
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Everyday Sunshine (Episode #401)
KQED World: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
This lively and loving documentary, narrated by Laurence Fishburne, charts the turbulent history of the pioneering all-black rock band Fishbone. Formed in 1979 in South Central (Los Angeles), Fishbone landed a major label record deal soon after its members graduated high school. However, after this early success, the band struggled for acceptance in a racially stratified music industry, while their unabashedly hybrid style kept them proudly out of fashion for more than three decades. Through frank interviews with the band, including eccentric co-founders Angelo Moore and Norwood Fisher - as well as Flea, Gwen Stefani, Ice-T, Perry Farrell, Branford Marsalis, George Clinton, Tim Robbins, Gogol Bordello, ?uestlove and others - the film reveals the creative alchemy, the clash of egos, and the enduring friendships behind Fishbone's storied career.
- KQED World: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Mrs. Goundo's Daughter (Episode #305)
KQED World: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
The African ritual of female genital cutting prompts one young Malian mother to seek asylum in the United States to protect her two-year-old daughter from the pain and sometimes horrific health consequences of the practice. "Mrs. Goundo's Daughter" bridges the mother's two worlds - the largely Islamic West African village and her adopted home in Philadelphia. Throughout, the film gives equal time to activists fighting to end the practice and traditionalists trying to defend it.
- KQED World: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Uprooted & Sanza Hanza (Episode #304)
KQED World: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
The film journeys into the streets, back alleys, crowded dancehalls and countryside of Jamaica, the birthplace of reggae music. In a society with abundant talent but scarce opportunity, three distinct and courageous artists fight to rise up from obscurity and write themselves into the pages of history.
- KQED World: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Stolen (Episode #504)
KQED World: Sun, Mar 3, 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.
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