A world first will be taking place this month when a full week of African documentary films are broadcast across sub-Saharan Africa on DStv channel ED (channel 190) and GOtv (channel 65).
This unique film event dubbed â€œThe AfriDocs Film Weekâ€ will see a diverse range of films screened across 49 countries of sub-Saharan Africa. All this will coincide with the Durban International Film Festival, the largest film festival in South Africa that takes place from July 17th â€“ 27th.
â€œSo many documentary films have been shot in Africa, but very few have been seen by African audiencesâ€, says AfriDocs Executive Producer Don Edkins from Steps in Cape Town, â€œthis heralds a new era of distribution for the continent.â€
The AfriDocs Film Week will feature documentary films from thirteen countries in Africa â€“ D.R.C., Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.
Five of the films screening at the Durban Film Festival (DIFF) will also be part of the programme, including the award-winning Miners Shot Down, Concerning Violence, I Afrikaner, The Irresistible Rise of Moise Katumbi and Soft Vengeance.