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'Doin' It in the Park' kicks off series on public television's WORLD Channel
Published:
1/6/2014 2:39:44 PM


 

NEW YORK, NY - Season six of the public television program "AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange" kicks off on Monday, January 13 at 8 pm ET/10 pm PT with "Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC," the award-winning film about the vibrant subculture of outdoor basketball that inspired a worldwide phenomenon.

"AfroPop" is an innovative documentary series consisting of independent films on contemporary life, art and pop culture across the African Diaspora. Hosted by acclaimed actor Anthony Mackie, "AfroPop" runs weekly on the WORLD Channel on Mondays through February 10. "The series is produced by National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) and co-presented by American Public Television (APT). Along with the WORLD Channel airings, APT will distribute "AfroPoP" to additional public television stations in February 2014.

For their debut documentary, directors and pick-up basketball crusaders Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau visited 180 courts throughout New York City interviewing playground legends, NBA athletes and the everyday player, bicycling it to most parks with camera equipment and a ball in their backpacks. Co-presented by Latino Public Broadcasting, "Doin' it in the Park" captures the unbridled passion of those who live for the raw energy of the game. Among the film's numerous awards are the Audience Award for Best Feature 2012 Urbanworld Film Festival and Best Documentary at 2012 New Jersey International Film Festival.

Native New Yorker Bobbito García is the critically acclaimed author of "Where'd You Get Those? NYC's Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987" (Testify Books). The former New York Knicks/MSG Network halftime reporter was the voice of EA Sports' popular "NBA Street" video game and TV host of ESPN2's "It's the Shoes" series. Currently, he is the announcer for ESPNU's Elite 24 Game and Red Bull King of the Rock Championship, as well as producer of his own Full Court 21 NYC Tournament. A self-proclaimed "outdoor b-ball activist," Bobbito has played in 35 countries throughout five continents, and has acted as an ambassador for the sport, giving clinics and donating sneakers in many developing areas.

Frenchman Kevin Couliau is the director of "Heart & Soul of New York City," a short film/music video about a season of New York City outdoor basketball, which has accumulated more than a million views online. He is widely recognized as the most prolific outdoor basketball photographer of the last decade. His images have appeared in Bounce magazine (U.S.), Fadeaway (U.K.) and Reverse magazine (France). As a director of photography, his work has been seen in Canal+ "The New Explorers" documentary series, Jordan Brand's annual "Quai 54" TV/DVD series, the New York Knicks' Battle of the Boroughs videos and as part of the Nike's World Basketball Festival.

For more information on "AfroPoP," visit www.blackpublicmedia.org. To find out when and where to watch, including additional air dates for each of the episodes, check your local listings or go to www.worldchannel.org.

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