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Watch "Surprising Europe" Episode 5 (On The African Experience In Europe)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 20, 2011 at 1:54AM

Not sure if anyone is keeping up with this Surprising Europe documentary series I alerted you all to late last month. I haven't; though I plan to play catch-up this weekend.
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Not sure if anyone is keeping up with this Surprising Europe documentary series I alerted you all to late last month. I haven't; though I plan to play catch-up this weekend.

It's part of a large multi-media project, which includes a 9-part television series and a website (www.surprisingeurope.com), combined to give what they're calling a realistic idea of what Europe is like for African immigrants.

My initial reaction to this was immediate interest and wonderment; however, soon after, I questioned whether this isn't all that different from the "Black In America" CNN series that many of us here in the USA have had nothing but intense loathing for. Is this essentially "Black In Europe," except it's courtesy of Al Jazeera, or is making that comparison reductive? Are any of our readers in Europe having a similar reaction to this as those in the US of A did?

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Below is the latest episode of the series:


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