Netflix has announced the introduction of a Made in Africa collection – an exclusive array of African series, films and documentaries – to celebrate Africa Month and show its commitment to Africa and its creative community.
The collection is accessible internationally at netflix.com/madeinafrica (or can be found on Netflix by searching ‘Made in Africa’) and will make it easier for subscribers who love African stories to find something interesting to watch.
It comprises of over 100 titles – with older licensed films and shows as well as Netflix Originals like Queen Sono, which debuted on Netflix in February, and Blood & Water, which will premiere this month.
The collection contains critically-acclaimed films, documentaries and series (as available in each country) 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.
Subscribers will also be able to watch international films and series that were partly or completely filmed on the continent, such as Holiday in the Wild (South Africa and Zambia); The Red Sea Diving Resort (Namibia and South Africa); Troy: Fall of a City (South Africa), Beasts of No Nation (Ghana), Blood Diamond (Morocco, Sierra Leone and South Africa), and documentaries, including Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Ivory Game and the Oscar-nominated documentary, Virunga.
The Director of Licensing and Co-productions for Africa at Netflix, Ben Amadasun, said, “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.”