Fri 03 Nov 2017, 10:02
Knowledge is power. BET brings you a wealth of knowledge about different topics with AfriDocs every Sunday.
AfriDocs bring insightful factually rich documentaries from across Africa and also internationally.
BET will showcase these insightful documentaries every Sunday at 22:00.
Here are the AfriDocs to look forward to this month:
Fire At Sea - 12 November
A moving portrait of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa and the humanitarian crisis occurring in the seas around it. Since the early 2000s, Lampedusa, the European territory closest to Libya, has become a prime transit point for immigrants from Africa, the Middle East and Asia wanting to enter Europe. Take in the incredible footage portraying the history, culture and daily lives of the islanders and the events that surround them. Focus on 12-year old Samuele, as he explores the land and attempts to gain mastery of the sea.
When Voices Meet – 19 November
When Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison, courageous South African musicians formed a 500-voice, multiracial children’s choir. Threatened with bombs and thwarted at every turn, they prevailed and travelled across the country aboard The Peace Train. When Voices Meet documents the trials, tribulations and triumphs of those musician activists and young choir members. They performed together for seven years; never lost touch with one another; and then reunited 20 years later.
Dead Donkeys – 26 November
Farm land is the new gold in the 21st century and one of the most profitable new spots for farming is Ethiopia. In this documentary, discover how the Ethiopian government leases out millions of hectares of allegedly unused land to foreign investors. Sadly, the dream of prosperity has soured and resulted in the most massive forced evictions in modern history and a vicious spiral of violence. Follow the investigation against the foreign land-investments as it exposes their impact on people’s lives. In the pursuit of truth, meet investors, development bureaucrats, persecuted journalists, struggling environmentalists and the small farmers who have been kicked out of their land.