Mama Colonel film still. Copyright: Cinedoc Films and Mutotu Productions
AfroPop Season 11 is hosted by Orange is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks. (Photo: AfroPop)

Tonight, the eleventh season of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange continues with a documentary placing the #MeToo and women’s struggle center stage. The award-winning public television series of documentaries on the global Black experience, hosted by Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black), will continue with Mama Colonel. Dieudo Hamadi’s film follows a tenacious woman in charge of a special police force addressing sexual assault and violence against women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Check out a clip of tonight’s episode which airs tonight at 8 p.m. EST:

The 11th season premiere of AfroPoP aired Monday, January 21, at 8 p.m. ET/ 10 p.m. PT. placing Africa’s first global music icon — Miriam Makeba — back in the spotlight with Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba!  The season’s opening episode followed Makeba’s rise to global stardom as a musical legend and as a powerful voice of the South African anti-apartheid movement.

Mama Colonel film still. Copyright: Cinedoc Films and Mutotu Productions

New episodes air every Monday through February 18 on WORLD Channel and viewers can also stream it on world.org, PBS.org, and PBS apps for iOS, Android, Apple TV, and more.

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