AfriDocs: Migrant Stories Changing the Narrative on Migration Documentaries to Air Across Africa

15 November 2018

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Nov 12th 2018: AfriDocs, Africa’s only free streaming platform for documentary films, is launching an informative and engaging series of films that tackle the complex issues of immigration and migration that will be broadcast on select TV channels and streamed for free on the AfriDocs platform.

Using the art of storytelling and the power of documentary filmmaking, AfriDocs will be focusing on the important issues and debates around irregular immigration. AfrDocs will showcase stories told from the perspective of African migrants during their harrowing attempts to make it to Europe in hopes of a better life. Take a journey through film that shows the realities, the honest feelings and the facts about attempting to make it across land and sea at all cost.

These films, many of them produced from an African perspective, offer a window into the diverse experiences of refugees, migrants, and those left behind. With the aim of both debunking many of the rumours that exist about immigration and migrants, as well as to humanize the people so often objectified through the West’s portrayal, these six films will be broadcast on a range of free to air television stations in Nigeria, Ghana, Somalia and Ethiopia, as well as on the AfriDocs streaming platform, www.afridocs.net.

AfriDocs is committed to the broadcasting and streaming of African focused documentaries that reflect African voices and with this specialized focus on migration, the series hopes to inspire conversation, debate, and the production of more African produced content.

With the support of the German Foreign Office, AfriDocs will present these films as part of outreach to migrants, and those considering migration in order to enable them to make more informed and empowered decisions.

Kana TV in Ethiopia, SNTV and Horn Cable in Somalia, TV3 in Ghana, Life TV in West Africa and Silverbird TV in Nigeria will screen the films listed below over the next few weeks, while AfriDocs Migrant Stories can also be streamed FREE ANYTIME here

Additionally, AfriDocs will be engaging with the filmmakers from these documentaries and inviting people to share their experiences and insights via social media conversations.

Make sure to follow and be part of the conversations using #MigrantStories here