For 15 years, AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange has featured contemporary stories reflecting the spirit, ingenuity and resilience found among people of the African diaspora.
Across Season 15’s five episodes of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange viewers will encounter dynamic people whose work in the arts has shaped our world in extraordinary ways. Scroll down to watch episodes on demand from the current season as well as seasons 13 and 14. Also, check out our season Discussion Guide for more information about the filmmakers and the films.
Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters – AfroPoP Season 15 | Full Episode
Filmmakers Rosalynde LeBlanc and Tom Hurwitz trace the history and legacy of choreographer-dancer-director Bill T. Jones’ ballet, “D-Man in the Waters.” Emerging in the age of AIDS, the 1989 ballet gave physical manifestation to the fear, anger, grief, and hope for salvation that Jones and colleagues experienced as AIDS took the life of their beloved co-founder Arnie Zane and other troupe members.
Queen Kidjo – AfroPoP Season 15 | Full Episode
Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts – AfroPoP Season 15 | Full Episode
The Sound of Masks – AfroPoP Season 15 | Full Episode
Rewind & Play – AfroPoP Season 15 | Full Episode
Everything: The Real Thing Story – AfroPoP Season 14 | Full Episode
She Had a Dream – AfroPoP Season 14 | Full Episode
Ghofrane, a young Black Tunisian woman, is an activist who speaks her mind. The film follows her path into politics in a country seeking to forge a new identity while shining a light on the often insurmountable prejudices faced by Black women.
Downstream to Kinshasa – AfroPoP Season 14 | Full Episode
In 2000, thousands in Kisangani were killed or injured – the surviving victims of the Six-Day War have since been fighting for recognition and compensation. Tired of unsuccessful pleas, they embark to Kinshasa to voice their claims.
Restitution? Africa’s Fight for its Art – AfroPoP Season 14 | Full Episode
Revolution from Afar – AfroPoP Season 14 | Full Episode
Mama Gloria – AfroPoP Season 13 | Full Episode
Finding Sally – AfroPoP Season 13 | Full Episode
Professional Black Girl – AfroPoP Season 13 | Full Episode
Shorts Collection – AfroPoP Season 13 | Full Episode
Pushing boundaries for 70 years, this portrait of artist Betye Saar shows she isn’t done fighting inequality in her personal and powerful work. Inside her LA studio, Saar talks about collecting objects, African American history, art as a weapon, and making people think. Man of the People is a political thriller surrounding the legacy of Chicago mayor Harold Washingston.
BAKOSÓ: AfroBeats of Cuba – AfroPoP Season 13 | Full Episode
CoVID Conversations | AfroPoP: Digital Shorts | Episode 1
Betye Saar: Taking Care Of Business | AfroPoP: Digital Shorts | Episode 2
Black Folk Don’t… Go Green | AfroPoP: Digital Shorts | Episode 3
Inner Wound Real | AfroPoP: Digital Shorts | Episode 4
The Black Disquisition | AfroPoP Digital Shorts | Episode 5
Midnight Oil | AfroPoP Digital Shorts | Episode 6
Portal | AfroPoP Digital Shorts | Episode 7
Lakeside’s Treasure | AfroPoP Digital Shorts | Episode 8
Featuring: Brit Fryer (he/him), Sharon Kidd Fryer (she/her), Janelle “Jei” Lawrence (they/them),
Maya Thompson (she/them), and Einstein (dog). | Music: APM Music Library | Advisory Committee: Dr. Aymar Jean
Christian (he/they), Carrie Hawks (they/them), Kirya Traber (she/her)
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