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Kwa Mashu Voices: The Forgotten Guerilla

South Africa’s apartheid violence in the 80’ forced young men and women to sacrifice their youth to join military training in exile. Organisations like African National Congress and Pan Africanist Congress had set-up military bases in countries like Zambia, Angola, Tanzania etc. This was to prepare for the armed struggle for the liberation of their […]

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Kwa Mashu Voices: The Gift of Memory

Sithembile Dludla is a 9 years old girl with a gift of memory. She has done more public speaking than most adults. A devout Christian, who doesn’t watch TV, believes in prayer and has limits to most things young people do. Sthembile hosts a radio show on Vibe FM about Christianity and is known to […]

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Kwa Mashu Voices: Awards for Crime

Lucky Simayile grew up during the time of rampant crime in his township. When his father was killed during the political violence, Lucky drifted into crime. He joined a group of criminals at a young age and was arrested at 17 and got sentenced to 8 years in prison. When he came out he had […]

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AfroPoP: Behind the Scenes

Join the crew of the only documentary series on public television dedicated to stories from the African Diaspora as they prepare yet another season of thrilling stories that will take you around the world. This season Academy Award Nominee Gabourey Sidibe joins the team to give you that extra AfroPoP!

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AfroPoP: Behind the Scenes (A Lot Like You)

In this award-winning and very personal documentary a young woman probes her interracial roots to find some difficult truths about her own past and her father’s male-dominated East African culture. Directed by Eliachi Kimaro, who discusses here her inspirations and takeaways from producing such an intimate film.

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AfroPoP: Behind the Scenes (Gabby)

Gabourey Sidibe steps into a new role this winter as host of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, an innovative documentary series highlighting contemporary life, art and pop culture in the African Diaspora. Best known for her Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated depiction of “Precious” in the Lee Daniels film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by […]