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M-Net Movies Premiers Pop-up Afro-Cinema Channel Celebrating African Filmmakers

MultiChoice Group is launching M-Net Movies Afro-Cinema, a pop-up movie channel dedicated to showcasing and celebrating contemporary African films.

The Afro-Cinema Channel will be available from Friday to Sunday on Channel 198 for DStv customers on Access to Premium packages across the continent and on channel 29 for GOtv Plus and Max customers.

The Afro-Cinema Channel is curated to celebrate Africa’s cultural diversity, aptly reflected and captured in the work that is being produced by filmmakers all over the continent. Through collaboration and turning challenges into possibilities, local film industries across the continent have produced award-winning productions that have launched the careers of many directors, producers, and stars while also taking the “for us, by us” African stories global.

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“At its essence, Africa Day is about celebrating African unity and success as well as acknowledging the challenges that lie ahead. The pandemic has hit the film industry quite hard, and African filmmakers were not spared. This Africa Day, we want to celebrate the talent and resilience of the continent’s film industry with the launch of this festival of African films where our audiences can enjoy AfroCinema from the comfort of their own homes,” said Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice Group CEO of General Entertainment and Connected Video.

Some of the exciting films to look forward to include;

TOP 19 MOVIES THAT WILL FEATURE ON  THE CHANNEL

  1. SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN – South Africa
  2. BED OF THORNS – Uganda
  3. PAYBACK – Zambia
  4. PROMISES – Kenya
  5. I AM NOT A WITCH – Zambia
  6. TRAIN OF SALT AND SUGAR Mozambique
  7. THE GHOST AND THE HOUSE OF TRUTH – Nigeria
  8. ENSULO – Kenya
  9. VAYA – South Africa
  10. MOMS AT WAR – Nigeria
  11. AIR CONDITIONER – Angola
  12. 94 TERROR – Uganda
  13. AUTOMEDIC – Kenya
  14. KUSHATA KWEMOYO – Zimbabwe
  15. MIRAGES – Botswana
  16. SAVANNAH SKIES – Southern Africa
  17. THE PAINTING – Southern Africa
  18. HERITAGE AFRICA – Ghana
  19. SYLVIA – Nigeria

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