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AfroPop’s stories are beautifully and poignantly told, and remind us that, despite the hardships people of African descent face globally, our spirit of ingenuity burns bright. Fourteen seasons in, Black Public Media remains committed to bringing these stories, which celebrate the art, culture and creativity of people of the African diaspora, to the American public.

 

Photo: from "Downstream to Kinshasa," by Dieudo Hamadi

Season 14

Season 14 of AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange kicks off on the WORLD Channel, Mon., April 4 and will stream online at WORLDPBS, and YouTube through April 2023.

Across five episodes, we encounter dynamic people shaping our world in extraordinary ways.

Everything: The Real Thing Story spotlights four lads from Liverpool, dubbed "the Black Beatles" by the British tabloids, who recount their incredible story from the tough streets of Toxteth to the bright lights of New York.

She Had a Dream brings us closer to Ghofrane, a young Black Tunisian woman and committed activist who speaks her mind about Tunisia's current political upheaval and decides to go into politics.

Downstream to Kinshasa highlights the victims of the Six-Day War in the Democratic Republic of Congo who have been fighting for two decades for the recognition of this bloody conflict and are demanding compensation.

Restitution? Africa’s Fight for Its Art explores the troubling story of the African artwork that fills European museums, and whose return is now being demanded by their countries of origin.

Revolution from Afar, introduces Sudanese-American poets and musicians who engage in performances and conversation around third culture identity and the revolution in Sudan, from which they have been physically cut off.

These are the dynamic films included in Season 14 of  AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange.

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Photo from AfroPoP Season 14 opener, "Everything: The Real Thing Story"

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Still from "She Had a Dream," by Raja Amari. Photo Credit: GHOFRANE 1_© Cinétévé - ARTE - 2020

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Photo from "Downstream to Kinshasa," by Dieudo Hamadi

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Photo from "Revolution from Afar," by Bentley Brown

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Photo from "Restitution? Africa's Fight for its Art," by Nora Philippe;  credit: select Presse Cineteve

Watch Episodes From Previous Seasons

Sparking a Revolution from Within

Black Public Media hosted a community conversation on April 11, 2022 about the new film, "Revolution from Afar." Program partners Black Public Media, Maine Film Center, Maine Public Television, and Indigo Arts Alliance are excited to host this virtual panel discussion, featuring director Bentley Brown, artists Khadega Mohammed, Nyamuon aka “Moon” Nguany Machar, and moderator Hana Baba, as we engage questions of identity, art, activism, and the work of individual and communal efficacy.

AfroPoP Season 12 | Trailer

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AfroPoP Season 14 Trailer

Black Public Media’s 14th season of AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange is a celebration of trailblazers, pioneers, and everyday excellence. Across five episodes, the new season features the broadcast premieres of "Everything: The Real Thing Story," "She Had a Dream," "Downstream to Kinshasa, Restitution?" "Africa’s Fight for Its Art" and "Revolution from Afar."

Shorts Collection – AfroPop Season 13 | Full Episode

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BAKOSÓ: AfroBeats of Cuba – AfroPop Season 13 | Full Episode

This documentary follows Havana-based DJ Jigüe as he goes on a journey to connect with his African roots in his hometown of Santiago, where he discovers Bakosó and finds a connection with its diasporic origins.

Professional Black Girl – AfroPoP Season 13 | Full Episode

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Mama Gloria – AfroPoP Season 13 | Full Episode

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Finding Sally – AfroPoP Season 13 | Full Episode

A personal investigation into the mysterious life of the director’s aunt Sally, an Ethiopian aristocrat turned communist rebel who disappeared during the Ethiopian Revolution.

AfroPoP Season 11 | Trailer

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