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AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

Many complicated, opposing and controversial viewpoints are often presented about Africans, African Americans and people of the African Diaspora. AfroPoP: THE ULTIMATE CULTURAL EXCHANGE is at the forefront in bringing informative and entertaining films about modern life in the African Diaspora to television audiences in the U.S.

Downstream to Kinshasa

53m 41s

A harrowing documentary about the victims of the Six-Day War in the Democratic Republic of Congo. For two decades, the victims have been fighting with authorities in the city of Kisangani for the recognition of this bloody conflict and demanding compensation. Tired of unsuccessful pleas, they finally voice their claims in the capital Kinshasa, after a long journey down the Congo River.

Episodes

  • Revolution from Afar: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Revolution from Afar

    S14 E1405 - 59m 20s

    A crop of young poets and musicians advocating in support of the revolution in Sudan that followed the 2019 toppling of the dictator Omar al-Bashir and military takeover of the country. Gathering in Brooklyn and Denver, these vibrant young people, whose families left Sudan years earlier reflect on their identity and how can they best help the Sudanese people an ocean away.

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    Restitution? Africa’s Fight for Its Art

    S14 E1404 - 54m 58s

    The troubling story of the African artwork that fills European museums, and whose return is now being demanded by their countries of origin. Through the burning question of their possible restitution, the film invites us to reconsider both our cultural heritage and museums’ role in reinventing our relationship with Africa.

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    Downstream to Kinshasa

    S14 E1403 - 53m 41s

    A harrowing documentary about the victims of the Six-Day War in the Democratic Republic of Congo. For two decades, the victims have been fighting with authorities in the city of Kisangani for the recognition of this bloody conflict and demanding compensation. Tired of unsuccessful pleas, they finally voice their claims in the capital Kinshasa, after a long journey down the Congo River.

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    She Had a Dream

    S14 E1402 - 54m 34s

    A young Black Tunisian woman, a committed activist who speaks her mind, embodies Tunisia's current political upheaval. As a victim of racial discrimination, she decides to go into politics. Following her extraordinary path, through her attempts to persuade both close friends and complete strangers to vote for her, her campaign reveals the many faces of a country seeking to forge a new identity.

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    Everything: The Real Thing Story

    S14 E1401 - 56m 22s

    Against a backdrop of prejudice and political turmoil in the 1970s, The Real Thing was the first all-black British band to hit #1 in the UK pop charts. Dubbed "the Black Beatles" by the British tabloids, their incredible story takes them from the tough streets of Toxteth, an inner-city area of Liverpool, to the bright lights of New York as Britain's pioneering million-selling soul and funk band.

Extras + Features

Schedule

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    AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

    Everything: The Real Thing Story

    Friday
    May 20

    1 Hour

    The story of The Real Thing, the first all-Black British band to hit number one on the U.K. pop charts.
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    AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

    Everything: The Real Thing Story

    Saturday
    May 21

    1 Hour

    The story of The Real Thing, the first all-Black British band to hit number one on the U.K. pop charts.
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    She Had a Dream

    Friday
    May 27

    1 Hour

    Ghofrane, a 25-year-old Black Tunisian woman, decides to go into politics.
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    AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

    She Had a Dream

    Saturday
    May 28

    1 Hour

    Ghofrane, a 25-year-old Black Tunisian woman, decides to go into politics.
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    Restitution? Africa's Fight for Its Art

    Sunday
    May 29

    1 Hour

    A look into whether European museums should return works of art to Africa.
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    Downstream to Kinshasa

    Friday
    Jun 3

    1 Hour

    Victims of the Six-Day War in the Democratic Republic of Congo fight with authorities in the city of Kisangani for compensation.
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    AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

    Downstream to Kinshasa

    Saturday
    Jun 4

    1 Hour

    Victims of the Six-Day War in the Democratic Republic of Congo fight with authorities in the city of Kisangani for compensation.

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