Netflix Celebrates Africa With Made In Africa Collection
Netflix announced on Monday the introduction of a Made in Africa collection – a curated list of original and licensed series, films and documentaries made in Africa to celebrate Africa Month and Africa Day on May 25. The collection aims at showcasing the wide variety, diversity and quality of stories made on the African continent, for Netflix members around the world to enjoy.
The collection is available to watch on the streaming service now. The curated content can be watched globally by new and existing Netflix members and aims to provide a better viewing and discovery experience for those in search of great productions that have been made on the African continent.
This Made in Africa collection includes over 100 titles made in African countries ranging between new and library licensed entertainment as well as Netflix Originals such as Queen Sono, which debuted in February, as well as another Netflix Original from Africa, Blood & Water, which will premiere on the service this May.
“This Africa Month, we’re excited to highlight and celebrate all the stories that are made on the African continent through this curated collection including our Netflix original Queen Sono along with our licensed content acquisitions like Catching Feelings, Chief Daddy, 93 Days, Merry Men and many others that highlighted Africa as a prime location for the global film industry,” said Ben Amadasun, director of licensing and co-productions for Africa at Netflix.
Other titles featured in the collection include critically-acclaimed African films and series like Jerusalema, King of Boys, Lionheart, Mokalik, Oscar-award winning film Tsotsi, Uncovered, The Wedding Party, Tjovitjo, Castle and Castle, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Azali, Potato Potahto, Joy and more.
African countries have also played a role as the shoot location or part of storyline in some major international films and series that were filmed – either predominantly or completely – on the continent, like Holiday in the Wild (South Africa & Zambia); The Red Sea Diving Resort (Namibia & South Africa); Troy: Fall of a City (South Africa), Beasts of No Nation (Ghana) as well as Hollywood blockbusters like Blood Diamond (Morocco, Sierra Leone and South Africa), riveting documentaries like Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Ivory Game and the Oscar-nominated Virunga and more.
Amadasun said: “At Netflix we are always working to improve our customer experience and helping our members around the world discover amazing new content. The Made in Africa collection will make it even easier to find their next favourite Africa-made film or show.”
The Made in Africa collection is now available on Netflix as a unique URL, netflix.com/madeinafrica.