AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange
A Lot Like You (#501)
Eliaichi Kimaro is a mixed-race, first-generation American with a Tanzanian father and Korean mother. When her retired father moves back to Tanzania, Eliaichi begins a project that evocatively examines the intricate fabric of multiracial identity, and grapples with the complex ties that children have to the cultures of their parents. Kimaro decides to document her father's path back to his family and Chagga culture. In the process, she learns more deeply about the heritage that she took for granted as a child. Yet as she talks to more family members, especially her aunts, she uncovers a cycle of sexual violence that resonates with her work and life in the United States. When Kimaro speaks with her parents about the oppression that her aunts face, she faces a jarring disconnect between immigrant generations on questions of patriarchy and violence. [56 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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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Ladies' Turn (#702)
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Sound of Torture (#703)
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The Abominable Crime (#705)
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These episodes of AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.