AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange
Burning in the Sun (#402)
Burning in the Sunfollows the journey of a young social entrepreneur on a quest to electrify the rural households in his native country of Mali. Looking to make his mark on the world, 26-year-old Daniel Dembele decides to return to his homeland in Mali and start a local business building solar panels, the first of its kind in the sun-drenched nation. The film traces Dembele's journey from growing the budding idea into a viable company to servicing his first customers in the tiny village of Banko. [56 minutes]
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AfroPoP interview with filmmakers Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza. 03:07
Young South Africans from shantytowns put the promises of democracy to the test. 02:08
Full Program: Filmmaker Adisa visits a village in Sierra Leone and commits himself to improving the lives of the youth who end up... 09:29
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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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In the heart of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, United Nations soldiers guard a heavily fortified building known as the 'special court." Inside, Issa Sesay awaits his trial. Prosecutors say... [86 minutes]