Yesterday, NETFLIX announced the launch of its Made in Africa collection, a curated selection of original and licensed series, films and documentaries made in Africa. Like Apple Music, this is the company’s plan to celebrate ‘Africa Month‘ and ‘Africa Day’ on May 25. The collection features over 100 titles made on the continent 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.
Other titles in the collection include critically-acclaimed African films and series like Jerusalema, The Wedding Party, King of Boys, Lionheart, Mokalik, Uncovered, Tjovitjo, Castle and Castle, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Azali, Potato Potahto, Oscar-award winning film Tsotsi and more. Made in Africa aims to provide a better viewing and discovery experience for those in search of great productions that have been made by African filmmakers.
“We’re excited to celebrate African stories and storytellers, we hope that by making these ‘Made in Africa‘ titles easily available we will help ensure they are watched around the world,” says Ben Amadasun, Netflix’s Director of Licensing and Co-productions for Africa
The Made in Africa collection is now available worldwide on Netflix.