In a groundbreaking move on the Sino / Afro broadcasting frontier, A24 Media has entered into a new partnership with China Central Television (CCTV) to produce 20 documentaries for its Faces of Africa series.
“CCTV’s commitment to bringing viewers the most compelling, inspiring and charismatic personalities from our continent is consistent with A24 Media’s mandate to show the world the best of Africa,’ reads a statement from the media group.
The weekly series airs Sundays at 7.30pm Central African time and at 5.30pm GMT on CCTV News, which is seen across Africa and around the globe. It can also be seen online at http://cctv.cntv.cn/lm/facesofafrica/01/index.shtml.
A24 Media invites all of potential viewers and friends to take the time to enjoy a unique storytelling experience and learn more about African culture, its heroes, and its neighbours.
The first episode, Our Film Future, screened on 25 March and took viewers to Arusha, Tanzania to meet the students and faculty of the Kilimanjaro Film Institute.
In the coming weeks, viewers will be treated to programmes about Ugandan entrepreneur Grace Nanyonga, Ghana’s first female pilot Patricia Mawuli, and a four-part series on Nelson Mandela and his effect on modern South Africans. Report by Martin Chemhere.