AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange
The Deported (#606)
The film follows a group of men, raised in the United States or Canada, and repatriated to Haiti for crimes ranging from violent assaults to driving violations and petty theft. Faced with a language and culture they do not understand, the men struggle to adapt to a new and unfamiliar country hostile to their presence. The deportee's families, meanwhile, grapple with anxiety, blame and regret. [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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Sound of Torture (#703)
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The Abominable Crime (#705)
Born into a homophobic society, what are you willing to sacrifice to survive? The Abominable Crime, at heart, is a story about a mother's love for her child and an activist's troubled love for his... [86 minutes]
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