African movies to go international with Netflix

Netflix is serious about Africa. It has just announced that it is investing in original African productions, increasing titles on its roster.

The move is part of the global platform to increase diversity in the shows it features on its list.  According to the company’s vice president of international originals, Erik Barmack, Netflix will commission series from Africa in 2019.

The move is also inspired by the belief that international films will be the centre of focus in the near future, moving the focus from U.S. productions.

“There’s going to come a time when half of the top 10 of most-watched shows in a given year are going to come from outside of the U.S. I don’t think that’s very actually far away. I think that’s going to come in years, not decades,” 

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