A close shot of two faces nestling close to each other. | From a promo of "Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange"

"Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange," the innovative documentary series on contemporary life, art and pop culture in the African Diaspora. Four films introduce powerful stories: African boxers journey across the Atlantic to match their skills against the best in the world; a teenage girl travels to Ghana and an expatriate from Sierra Leone returns to his homeland, each hoping to dispel prevailing myths about the two countries; and, Hurricane Katrina victims find themselves refugees in their own country.

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Gilda Brasileiro: Against Oblivion

The program 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.

  • 2020-04-04T15:00:00-07:00
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Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela and Spit On The Broom

A classic documentary by award-winning director Thomas Allen Harris, "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.

  • 2020-04-11T15:00:00-07:00
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Black Panther Woman

Inspired by their stylish African American brothers, the genesis of the Australian Black Panther's Brisbane chapter is recounted through the eyes of Marlene Cummins, who looks back on the best and worst experiences of this controversial Aboriginal group in 1971. Marlene fell in love with the leader of the Australian Black Panther Party, and with the break-up of that relationship, she spiraled into a cycle of addiction that left her on the streets and vulnerable. Forty years later, Marlene travels to a gathering of international Black Panthers in New York. The journey takes her back in time.

  • 2020-04-18T15:00:00-07:00
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He Who Dances On Wood, Kojo and Lonnie Holley: The Truth of the Dirt

One man's search for joy has culminated in a constant experience of rhythm in the world around him in HE WHO DANCES ON WOOD. KOJO is a short documentary on gifted 12-year-old jazz drummer Kojo Odu Roney. In this candid interview, Kojo reflects on his tireless work ethic, the current state of jazz music, learning from his mentor and father, jazz saxophonist Antoine Roney, and much more. Kojo's charisma, sensibility and passion are as mesmerizing as his drum skills.

  • 2020-04-25T15:00:00-07:00
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Between Two Shores

This moving documentary tells the story of two mothers' struggles through the immigration bureaucracy of two countries to unite their children born on two different islands, Guadeloupe and the Dominican Republic.

  • 2020-05-02T15:00:00-07:00
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