AfroPop

S12 E2 | FULL EPISODE

Amina

AMINA follows the journey of an African immigrant woman living in Istanbul and Turkey, and the cultural challenges she faces as she pursues her dreams.

AIRED: February 10, 2020 | 0:57:01
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TRANSCRIPT

-Weaving through the crowded streets of Istanbul,

"Amina" gracefully follows Aminata Fall,

a Senegalese woman who migrates to Turkey

to build a better life.

-[ Speaking French ]

-As she faces alienation in a foreign country

and longs for her daughter back home,

she pursues her dreams.

Turkish director Kivilcim Akay colorfully documents the sounds,

tastes, and intimate interactions

of Amina's experience,

while providing a platform for immigrant voices.

On this episode of "AfroPop," "Amina."

-This is "AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange."

From Brazil to Nigeria, Turkey to Senegal,

we're taking you around the world

into the everyday lives of the African diaspora.

♪ Hey ♪

♪ Hey ♪

♪ Hey, hey ♪

-Funding for "AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange"

is provided in part by

the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

[ Indistinct conversation in foreign language ]

-[ Speaking foreign language ] -[ Speaking foreign language ]

-Mm-hmm.

-Yeah.

Mm-hmm.

[ Chattering in foreign language ]

[ Chattering in foreign language ]

-[ Speaking French ]

[ Sirens wails in distance ]

[ Sirens wails in distance ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

[ Music fades ]

[ Faint conversation in background ]

[ Door closes ]

[ Clicking ]

[ Door closes ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

-[ Speaking foreign language ] -[ Speaking foreign language ]

-Ah.

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

[ Siren wails in distance ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

[ Speaking foreign language ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

[ Speaking foreign language ]

[ Sirens wails in distance ]

[ Sirens wails in distance ]

[ Dance music playing ]

-[ Singing in foreign language ]

[ Singing in foreign language continues ]

-[ Speaking French ]

-[ Singing in foreign language continues ]

-[ Continues in French ]

[ Music fades ]

[ Phone chiming and vibrating ]

[ Chiming, vibrating continues ]

[ Chiming, vibrating continues, stops ]

[ Exhales ]

[ Faint chattering in distance ]

[ Train rumbling ]

[ Speaking French ]

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

-[ Speaks French ]

-[ Speaks French ]

-[ Continues in French ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

-[ Speaking foreign language ]

-[ Laughs ] -[ Speaking foreign language ]

[ Laughter ]

[ Laughter ]

-Ah, mm. [ Speaks foreign language ]

Mm.

[ Indistinct conversations ]

-[ Speaking French ]

[ Clatters ]

[ Keys rattle ]

-[ Speaking foreign language ] -[ Speaking foreign language ]

-[ Laughs ]

-[ Intermittent indistinct speaking, static ]

[ Continues indistinctly ]

[ Continues indistinctly ]

Huh?

[ Distorted speaking ]

Mwah! -Mwah!

[ Speaking French ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

-[ Speaking French ]

-[ Singing in foreign language ]

[ Singing continues ]

-[ Speaking French ]

-[ Singing in foreign language ]

-[ Speaking French ]

-[ Speaking foreign language ]

-[ Speaking foreign language ]

-[ Speaking indistinctly on P.A. ]

-[ Speaking French ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

-[ Speaking foreign language ] -[ Speaking foreign language ]

-Mm-hmm.

[ Faint clattering ]

-[ Speaking French ]

-[ Speaking indistinctly ]

...the airport.

-We are now dis-loading the luggage...

[ Continues indistinctly ]

Passengers that enjoyed the...

[ Continues indistinctly ]

[ Indistinct chatter ]

-Hello? -[ Shouts excitedly ]

[ Laughter ]

-[ Shouts ]

[ Laughing ]

[ Speaking foreign language ]

-[ Laughs ] [ Indistinct conversation ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

[ Excited chatter in foreign language ]

[ Laughter ]

[ Continues excitedly in foreign language ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

[ Laughter ]

[ Conversing in foreign language ]

[ Continues in foreign language ]

-[ Speaking French ]

[ Conversing in foreign language ]

[ Continues in foreign language ]

-[ Speaking French ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

[ Sea birds calling ]

[ Ship horn blows ]

[ Rumbling ]

[ Soft thud ]

-[ Speaking Turkish ] -[ Speaking Turkish ]

-[ Speaking French ]

-[ Speaking Turkish ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

-[ Speaks foreign language ]

-Mm-hmm.

[ Chattering ]

-[ Speaking French ]

-[ Speaking foreign language ]

[ Excited chatter ]

-[ Speaking foreign language ]

-Ooh.

[ Continues in French ]

[ Conversing in foreign language ]

-[ Speaking foreign language ]

[ Conversing in foreign language ]

-Wow!

[ Jackhammers grinding ] [ Horns honking ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

[ Cash register printing ]

[ Conversations continue ]

[ Tape ripping ]

-[ Murmurs ]

[ Speaking French ]

[ Children shouting playfully ]

-[ Speaking French ]

[ Laughter ]

-Funding for "AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange"

is provided in part by

the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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