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M-Net Movies celebrates Africa Day with AfroCinema Pop-Up channel

The AfroCinema Pop-Up channel

It will showcase films from countries including Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya…and more

With Africa Day coming up on 25 May, M-Net is proud to announce M-Net Movies AfroCinema  Pop-Up, an exciting channel that will celebrate and showcase the best festival movies from across the continent. The channel will run from Friday 20 May to Sunday 29 May and will be available on DStv Channel 198.

The AfroCinema Pop-Up channel line-up will feature award-winning movies that have been sourced from Africa’s top film festivals and give discerning cinema lovers a curated movie experience of films that range from the critically acclaimed to hidden gems, in what’s sure to be a delightful cinematic feast.  Some of the top movies on the channel that film lovers can look forward to are:

  • Mind Games (Zimbabwe)

.    A man tortured by guilt meets a psychopathic killer who forces him to revisit and conquer his personal demons in order to save his only daughter and survive the day.

  • Katutura (Namibia)

This gem follows a group of people living in a township as they navigate a life of crime, drugs, struggle and – despite it all – love and hope.

  • In the Name of Love (Uganda)

When an unemployed University graduate gives in to the pressure to marry his lover, he finds himself in limbo to provide for his woman. Can the couple survive the pressure?

  • I Am Not a Witch (Zambia)

This BAFTA Award-winning film is about a little girl who is accused of being a witch and sentenced to a camp of elderly witches.

  • Fatsani: A Tale of Survival (Malawi)

Malawi’s official entry to the 2022 Oscars, this drama is about a young girl forced to sell bananas in the street for survival after her school is shut down.

  • Air Conditioner (Angola)

A security guard and a domestic worker are tasked with retrieving their boss’s air conditioner after the devices mysteriously start falling and killing people across Luanda in this critically-acclaimed film.

  • Knuckle City (South Africa)

This critically lauded and award-winning film tells a story of resilience, violence and survival, set against the gritty backdrop of the Eastern Cape boxing scene.

  • This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (South Africa)

Anchored by an arresting performance from the late Mary Twala, the award-winning film is about grief, land, ownership and resettlement.

  • Night of the Kings (Ivory Coast)  

The multi-award-winning film that was Ivory Coast’s official entry to the 2021 Oscars, this fantasy-drama follows a young man sent to a notorious Ivorian prison in the middle of the forest.

  • Nimbe (Nigeria)

Nimbe is a story addressing the issues associated with drug abuse, some of the causes, how to identify and avoid such.

  • Skin (Nigeria)

In this documentary, Nollywood star Beverly Naya explores Nigeria’s relationship with and perception of beauty, colour and complexion.

 Quite the line-up!

As Africa’s most-loved storyteller, we’re proud to celebrate stories and creatives from across our continent. M-Net Movies AfroCinema  Pop-Up will be available to DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access subscribers. Tune in for 10 days of African creativity, heart and brilliance.

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Byron Adonis Mutingwende