Wed 03 May 2017, 14:30
AfriDocs provide insightful information on people and historical events. You can look forward to more real life scenarios and experiences with these enlightening documentaries now playing every Thursday at 21:00 on BET.
Here are the doccies you can see this month:
Day by Day (4 May)
Nigerian musician Femi Kuti is a legend; learn more about him and his creative journey in this documentary. It follows the development of a track off his latest album and sets out to explain the artistic decisions at various stages, including the choices that are linked to Femi's involvement in Nigeria's political situation.
Africa Shafted (11 May)
This doccie was filmed in Africa's tallest building, located in downtown Johannesburg. The story is told through the eyes of people from every corner of Africa who living under one roof; through them you get an honest glimpse of the tragic reality of xenophobia. It also conveys a powerful message that through dialogue and understanding, respect can start to take root
For Kibera (18 May)
The rags to riches story of Boy Dallas who was living in the slums of Kibera, Nairobi but became a radio personality, journalist and a self-made camera man. Through telling his story, the film looks for answers to the question: "why is it so hard to beat poverty?" It also uncovers the tough rules of slum life, with Dallas as a guide.
Miners Shot Down (25 May)
This story made headlines when in August 2012 mineworkers began a heated strike in Marikana. There was a massive outcry when, six days later, police used live ammunition to suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. Watch this Emmy Award-winning documentary as it explores the tragic situation.