by Amber Lockridge
Episodes 6-11 are still in production or have not been released. Sign-up at our blog to receive word when they are ready for the world.
Episode 1: (12:09) “Obruni: Take It Up”, explores the contrast between preconception and reality and discovers the way music can transcend cultural divides.
Episode 2: (16:11) “Obruni Ko Skuul”, follows a typical day in the life including routines that offer a sense of pride and comfort as well as those that raise questions about personal morality in the face of cultural expectations.
Episode 3: (8:04) “A Few Notes on Transportation” is a short collection of humorous observations, from a foreigner learning to navigate local transport methods and police enforcement.
Episode 4: (13:06) “The Devil’s Hairground” opens an epic but lighthearted journey of initiation from a head of wispy Caucasian optimism to tightly braided African pride.
Episode 5: (14:17) “All’s Hair In Love And War” continues an epic but lighthearted journey of initiation from a head of wispy Caucasian optimism to tightly braided African pride as a hopeful suitor enters the shop.
Episode 6: (7:38) “Riding North” offers a glimpse at the regional dichotomy of Ghanaian culture and the impact that 5 months of cultural immersion has had on the gathered exchange students.
Episode 7: (17:38) “White” takes a more serious tone than many of our other stories as it describes the joy of transcending race and the isolation of persistent racism.
Episode 8: (9:00) “My Church”, reveals how living among a ubiquitously Christian population has challenged Amber’s beliefs about religious traditions, personal integrity and agnosticism.