African films go online

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African films go online

Film lovers around the world can now access Africa’s best films online, through a new video on demand service that makes them available for rent.

South Africa’s M-Net has launched the African Film Library, making Africa’s top films available for rent online. The collection will provide easy and affordable access to 110 films from some of the most creative minds in the industry, while providing African filmmakers a much-needed global distribution platform.

The African Film Library's premiere will be marked by the online release of 14 films by or about the late author and director Ousmane Sembene, known as the "Father of African Cinema”.

M-Net has negotiated the rights to around 700 works. The launch is the culmination of a project which began more than three years ago and has seen the digitization and restoration of the continent's finest cinematic titles.

Film rentals are USD5.00 per movie and can be accessed by registering and purchasing credits at www.africanfilmlibrary.com.  Users are then able to watch the film multiple times within a 36-hour period. 

 



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