Later this month – 25th May to be exact – is Africa Day and Netflix is getting into the spirit with a slew of local content.
Throughout the month of May the Made in Africa collection will be available to stream on Netflix. Of course, due to licensing considerations not all titles will be available in all countries across the continent.
As you might rightly assume from the name of the collection, all of the titles were made in Africa whether that be produced or simply filmed on the continent.
Some of the titles being made available include: Jerusalema, King of Boys, Lionheart, Mokalik, Tsotsi, Uncovered, The Wedding Party, Tjovitjo, Castle and Castle, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Azali, Potato Potahto and Joy.
As for content that was filmed in Africa we can expect Beasts of No Nation, Blood Diamond, The Ivory Game and Red Sea Diving Resort.
“This Africa Month, we’re excited to celebrate African stories and storytellers. This collection includes Queen Sono – our first Netflix original series – and as well as films like Catching Feelings, Chief Daddy, 93 Days, Merry Men. We hope that by making these ‘Made in Africa’ titles easily available, we will help ensure they are watched around the world,” said director of licensing and co-productions for Africa at Netflix, Ben Amadasun.
You will of course need a Netflix account to access the Made in Africa collection. You can use this link or simply search for “Made in Africa”, “Africa Month” or “Africa Day” to see what’s available.