"For The Culture": A Must-Watch Documentary Series Streaming This Month on CBC Gem
Northern Voices News (Toronto, ON) for January 14, 2024
This winter, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is turning up the heat with an exciting streaming and broadcast lineup on both its channel and CBC Gem streaming platform. For those unfamiliar, CBC is similar to publicly funded broadcasters like the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the US and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the UK.
What caught my attention in this list of must-see content is "For The Culture," a documentary series set to premiere on January 30th, 2024, on CBC Gem.
A Fusion of Travel, Interviews, and History
Hosted by Amanda Parris, this series moves beyond social media wars to foster vital conversations that spotlight Black experiences and perspectives. Based on what I saw in the preview, "For The Culture" (FTC) is more than just a series of talks; it's an insightful journey blending travel, in-depth interviews, and quick-paced history lessons. The show aims to bring marginalized conversations to the forefront, making them accessible and engaging for a wide audience.
Get a sneak peek of what's stirring up. Click Here and be among the first to preview ‘FTC’.
Description: "In this documentary series, host Amanda Parris leaves the wars raging on social media to create space for urgent and provocative conversations that centre Blackness and Black folks. Travelling to where the stories are, she’ll talk with cultural leaders, activists, scholars and everyday people - including writer and producer Larry Wilmore, best-selling author Bolu Babalola, comedian Gina Yashere and the “Robin Hood of Restitution” Mwazulu Diyabanza - about topics such as reparations, Black maternal health, the business of Black hair and more. Each episode will make transnational connections and push the conversation beyond the hashtags. Mixing travel, in-depth interviews and abbreviated history lessons, For the Culture will bring the conversations that have been taking place in the margins, and centre them in a insightful and entertaining way."
Who is Amanda Parris?
Amanda isn't just the face of the show; she's an award-winning writer, executive producer, and a celebrated content creator. Known for her R&B radio show "Marvin’s Room, (now hosted with Jemeni)" hosting television arts series like "CBC Arts: Exhibitionists," and her digital series "Revenge of The Black Best Friend," Amanda has been a pivotal voice in Canadian media. Her achievements include the Canadian Screen Award for Best Host, the Governor General Literary Award for Drama, and more.
"For The Culture" isn't just a series; it's a movement. It's about amplifying conversations from the marginalized, the 'B' in BIPOC, to the mainstream, blending travel, interviews, and history in a thought-provoking package.
Global Access with a Catch
While CBC Gem offers an array of content for free, international viewers will need a VPN to access the platform due to geo-restrictions.
Don't miss out on this groundbreaking series. Set your reminders for January 30th, 2024, and join Amanda Parris in these essential conversations.
A Bit About Me - Meet Sherley!
Thanks for reading! I'm a bilingual English and French-speaking content creator, with over 10+ years of experience in hosting and producing podcasts plus social media strategy. I'm the Co-Founder of The ChoNilla Network and the Host/Community Builder for the Black Canadian Creators Podcast. “I'm passionate about creating spaces on various platforms, both online and offline, for underrepresented people in Canada.”
Getting to Know Me: A Quick Q&A
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