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Beyond the Lens: AfroPoP | Leslie Fields-Cruz and Denise Green

Season 16 | 5m 10s

Black Public Media's Leslie Fields-Cruz and Denise Green talk about AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange, and the series's evolution over 16 seasons. The Executive Director and Director of Programs, respectively, discuss their organization's investment in filmmakers at all levels and share how the global Black experience is a part of each of the four films, whether documentary or narrative.

Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
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