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#1101 "Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba!" (TV-G)
Using archival performance footage and interviews with those who knew her best, and with Makeba herself, the documentary examines the life of the iconic South African singer and activist.

#1102 "Mama Colonel" (TV-14)
Set in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the program follows Honorine Munyole, known as Mama Colonel, as she leads a special police force charged with addressing violence against children and women in a country struggling to heal the wounds of war.

#1103 "The Faces We Lost" (TV-14)
This moving documentary introduces nine Rwandans and chronicles their efforts to use photographs to help keep alive memories of loved ones lost during the 1994 genocide.

#1104 "While I Breathe, I Hope" (TV-PG)
The film follows the against-all-odds 2014 campaign of Bakari Sellers, a young, black Democrat running for Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina.

#1105 "Short Films" (TV-14)
This episodes features an eclectic selection of three short programs: the animated documentary black enuf*,the story of a “queer oddball” on a quest for acceptance and self-love while exploring expanding ideas of black identity; Swimmin’ Lesson,a poetic and moving tale of one young father’s recollection of his son’s fate during Hurricane Katrina; and Dressed Like Kings,an insightful look at the South African pageant where men compete in formal wear for the title of the "Best and Freshest" dresser.

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Wednesday at 1pm & Thursday at 10pm on LEARN
 

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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