Inspiring Television: AfriDocs

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AfriDocs:  Inspiring Television  

Enjoy refreshing and inspiring television – documentaries that highlight the talent, beauty and cultures of this beautiful continent of Africa. Every Tuesday evening, immerse yourself in TV worth watching – stories to uplift, inspire and challenge your perceptions with AfriDocs.

AfriDocs, the pan-African documentary strand that airs every Tuesday evening celebrates the diverse and amazing stories of our continent.  Tune in every Tuesday evening to DSTV ED channel 190 & GO TV channel 65 for television worth watching.

26 August

Dolce Vita Africana | Cosima Spender | 2008 | 62 minutes

This beautiful 2008 documentary celebrates Malian photographer Malick Sidibe, whose iconic images of his country from the late 1950s through to the 70s captured the carefree spirit of his generation asserting their freedom after independence up until an Islamic coup ushered in years of military dictatorship.

The filmmakers travel to Malick Sidibe’s studio in Bamako to witness him at work and meet many of the subjects of his earlier photographs, whose personal stories also tell the history of Mali.

2 September

Barcelona or Die | Idrissa Guiro | Senegal, France | 2008 | 52 min
Thiaroye isn’t a peaceful fisherman’s village anymore… It’s from here that people first organized illegal boat departures from Senegal. Most fishermen want to leave. It seems there isn’t enough fish left to feed the families.

About AfriDocs
AfriDocs is the first documentary strand across sub-Saharan Africa featuring the best documentaries made in Africa and around the world, brought to you by Steps and the Bertha Foundation.

Screened every Tuesday night on ED (DStv channel 190) and GOtv (channel 65), the AfriDocs stream is seen in 49 countries by satellite, and terrestrially to an additional 100 cities in 8 countries.

AfriDocs is an initiative of the multi-awarded South African documentary production and distribution company, Steps, in partnership with the Bertha Foundation.

For the full programme schedule and synopses of the films, please go to or


You can  also follow AfriDocs on twitter: @Afri_Docs

#FilmFestivalAtHome #DIFF2014 #AfricaNotOneStory #AfriDocs   #AfricaRising

Weekly Broadcast Times  sub-Saharan Africa: Weekly. Primetime. Real Stories.

Tuesday evenings:

6 p.m. Cape Verde Time

7 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time (Mauritania to Benin)

8 p.m. West African Time (Niger to Namibia)

9 p.m. Central African Time/South Africa Standard Time

10 p.m. East African Time (Sudan to Tanzania)

11 p.m. Seychelles Time

From 1st August, 2014, the slot changes to one hour earlier in order to allow feature length documentary films to be screened.


Social Media & Publicity: Patrice Carter

Programming: Theresa Hill
Phone: +27 21 4655805