Yaya DaCosta hosts the 7th season of the engaging documentary series (previously highlighted on this blog) “AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange,” a series of independent films showcasing contemporary life and culture from across the African diaspora, produced by Angela Tucker and directed by Duana Butler.
This season, audiences will be taken around the globe, from Jamaica to the Sinai, in 5 projects. From the tale of a mother trying to save her unborn child from the HIV virus in “The Carrier” (Zambia); young soccer playing women changing their country in Senegal, in “Ladies Turn;” a heartbreaking story of kidnap for ransom in the Sinai in “Sound of Torture;” as LGBT activists try to survive or make it out of Jamaica in “The Abominable Crime;” and, from Afropunk, comes “The Triptych” which documents the lives of 3 contemporary artists of note, Wangechi Mutu, Baron Clairborne and Sandford Biggers.
“AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange” is executive-produced by National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) and co-presented by American Public Television (APT). The acclaimed series will premiere on WORLD Channel on Monday, January 19, at 8 pm ET/10pm PT with “The Carrier.”
Watch a trailer for this 7th season below: