Some of the world’s most awarded and recognized documentary films are coming to your TV screen this September. AfriDocs is proud to present these popular films that creatively tackle issues of geopolitics and division, immigration and refugees, reconciliation and climate change.
Across sub-Saharan Africa, AfriDocs presents Walls, that documents the state of world increasingly divided by physical walls and was awarded the Oxfam Global Justice Award in 2015.
The Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Documentary 2014 winner Return to Homs, is sadly still to relevant as the siege of Allepo and other Syrian towns continues. This powerful film tells the story of two peaceful protesters who take up arms and transform into renegade insurgents, with devastating results.
District Zero, another film about the Syrian situation and winner of the Vittoria Film Festival.
Best Documentary Award 2015 2015 and the Sheffield Doc/Fest Grand Jury Award, is a documentary that uses the mobile phones of the people in the camps to bring the reality of the lives of the refugees into the public eye.
Those Who Jump that won the Ecumenical Jury prize at the Berlinale film festival earlier this year, is another powerful film that provides the drama of those who are trying to reach Europe by scaling the high fences and security of the Spanish city ‘occupied territory’ of Melilla in Morocco.
AfriDocs is broadcast every THURSDAY at 19:55 Central African time (GMT + 2) on [ED] DStv Channel 190 & GOtv Channel 65 across sub-Saharan Africa. Repeats on Fridays and Sundays. For all film and scheduling information, visit www.Afridocs.net or www.facebook.com/AfriDocs.