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AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

Ladies' Turn (#702)

In 2009, in Senegal, where "football is king," a women's football street tournament is organized for the first time by the association Ladies' Turn. Despite the passionate commitment of Seyni, the former captain of the women's national team, and of the women and men that fight at her side, the game is far from won. Defying taboos and prejudices, the girls play on the fields for a growing audience. Will they be allowed to go all the way and play the game they love? Through the suspense of the competition and the different characters' stories, the viewer discovers an African and Muslim society in flux. Beyond the desire to win the final, might the aim be for a more important victory? [56 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

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Series Description: 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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