Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Season 12
S12 E01Jan 19, 2020
My Friend Fela and Birth of Afrobeat Jan 19, 2020 A new perspective on the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, MY FRIEND FELA is told through conversations with his close friend and official biographer, African-Cuban Carlos Moore. The accompanying live-action animated short, BIRTH OF AFROBEAT, tells how Nigerian drummer Tony Allen and his partner Fela Kuti created the Afrobeat genre.
S12 E02Feb 9, 2020
Amina Feb 9, 2020 AMINA follows the journey of an African immigrant woman living in Istanbul and Turkey, and the cultural challenges she faces as she pursues her dreams.
S12 E03Feb 9, 2020
Daddy and the Warlord Feb 9, 2020 DADDY AND THE WARLORD follows a daughter's captivating quest to understand why her father collaborated with three corrupt government leaders in Liberia and the infamous war criminal Charles Taylor.
S12 E04Feb 16, 2020
Gilda Brasileiro: Against Oblivion Feb 16, 2020 GILDA BRASILEIRO tells the story of one woman's fight to expose the history of an illegal 19th century slave-trading post in the Brazilian rainforest, where hundreds of thousands of Africans were enslaved.
S12 E05Feb 16, 2020
Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela and Spit on the Broom Feb 16, 2020 TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA tells an intimate tale about an African-American family, the anti-apartheid movement, and the quest for reconciliation between a father and son. The accompanying experimental short SPIT ON THE BROOM highlights The United Order of Tents, a secret organization of black women founded during the height of the Underground Railroad.