[ED] to broadcast live from the continent’s premier film festival


[ED], DStv channel 190 and GOtv channel 65, will again broadcast live from the Durban International Film Festival from 21-25 June, 2016. The Urban Brew Studios managed channel, which seeks to inspire and engage young Africans, will stage interviews with key stakeholders at the festival and will also screen selected AfriDocs documentaries.

During the five day broadcast, television presenter Danine Naidoo will interview the likes of filmmakers, producers, directors, distributors and festival organisers. These insights into the festival will be broadcast live on [ED] from the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel in Durban every day from 15h55-16h55.

[ED] will also bring viewers 5 hours of brand new AfriDocs documentaries each day, following the interviews. Included in the line-up is the South African doccie Soweto, Times of Wrath (airs Wednesday 22 June at 18:25) which depicts a country wearied by endemic corruption with frustrated activists continuing the struggle for greater equality. A Syrian Love Story (airs Thursday 23 June at 19:55) is filmed over 5 years and charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom in the West. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other. A must watch feature-length documentary, Shadow World is based on Andrew Feinstein's globally acclaimed book ‘The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade’ (airs Friday 24 June at 19:55). It is an investigation into the multi-billion dollar international arms trade.

Station Manager for [ED], Roberto Carletti says, “By broadcasting live from the Durban International Film Festival the channel helps play an important role in raising the status of African film makers. We’re also excited to be able to offer our viewers prime new documentary content, from AfriDocs.”

Catch [ED] at the Durban International Film Festival, between from 21-25 Juneby tuning into DStv channel 190 between 15h55 and 21h55.
Source: Press Release