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Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC

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“Doin’ It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC,” explores the history, culture and social impact of New York’s summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide mecca of the sport, where pickup basketball is not just a sport but a way of life. With 700+ outdoor courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as church.

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Tchindas

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Tchindas

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Sound of Torture

In the Sinai desert refugees are being kidnapped and held for huge ransoms daily.

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Vivre

A teacher asks her class “What do you want to be when you grow up?

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Vivre

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Auntie

When a barrel arrives from London, a caregiver in Barbados makes a hasty decision.

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Auntie

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AfroPoP - Stolen Filmmaker Chat

AfroPoP interview with filmmakers Violeta Ayala and Daniel Fallshaw.

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AfroPoP - Stolen Filmmaker Chat

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Filmmakers discover slavery in the Sahara desert.

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AfroPoP interview with filmmakers Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza.

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Young South Africans from shantytowns put the promises of democracy to the test.

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