Wednesday, 23 March 2016

AfriDocs - Sub-Saharan Africa Broadcast Presents Globally Awarded Documentaries on Your Screen

AfriDocs  - Sub-Saharan Africa Broadcast Presents Globally Awarded Documentaries on Your ScreenYou don’t have to go to the cinemas or attend the world’s best film festivals to see some of the most critically acclaimed and highly awarded documentaries. Every week, across sub-Saharan Africa, AfriDocs brings the world’s best documentaries to your screen on Channel [ED] and GoTV.   Just in the past year, AfriDocs has screened dozens of award-winning films, and even hosted the world broadcast premiere of Netflix’s Virunga, an important environmental documentary executively produced by Leonardo Di Caprio and nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 2015, along with 21 other major nominations and 18 wins including the DocImpact Award 2016.   AfriDocs also recently re-screened The Dream of Shahrazad, that just this past weekend was awarded with the SAFT for Best Documentary Film and Best Director.   

AfriDocs was also the first broadcast platform to screen the controversial and powerful documentary Miners Shot Down. The film was not aired by any free-to-air platforms in South Africa until 2016, yet AfriDocs has screened this must-see film about the Markina massacre repeatedly in 2015. With its subsequent Emmy Award win, the film has been heralded across the globe with a DocImpact Award 2016 and upwards of 13 more wins at prestigious festivals and events.   AfriDocs has also been proud to screen award-winning documentaries such as CitizenFour, the Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary 2015, the DocImpact Award 2016 and upwards of 43 more wins and 34 nominations.  

Other highly awarded films to be screened include Democrats: Best Documentary Feature - Tribeca Film Festival, Return to Homs, winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize - Sundance Film Festival 2014 along with multiple other wins, and Favela Rising: Winner of 36 International Film Festival Awards. Read more....


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