AFRICA24 MEDIA Triumphs at the Kalasha Festival!

11 Nov, 2015, 03:00 ET from Africa 24 Media

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

The Kalasha International Film and TV festival came to end with a bang! AFRICA24 MEDIA in collaboration with CCTV NEWS scooped the Best TV documentary with the life of Unity Dow. "The Unity Dow Story" is an inspiring film about a former high court judge of Botswana, human rights activist, writer and politician. In 1992, she began what one would call the battle of the titans against the government. She challenged the attorney general on the clause in their law that stated dual citizenship was only earned from the father. Dow became the plaintiff seeking to allow children of the Botswana women married to foreigners become Batswana. 

AFRICA24 dominated the competition for Best TV Documentary, claiming 4 of the 5 finalist slots, all for programs made in collaboration with CCTV.  They included: 

  • Kwame Nkrumah: A Story of Vision and Tragedy 
  • The Unity Dow Story 
  • Mpule: Beauty and Brains 
  • Sankara's Ghost

AFRICA24 MEDIA CEO Asif Sheikh thanked the Kenya Film Commission, who sponsored the awards and AFRICA24's production partner, CCTV, "The KFC has created a great platform to recognize important films, like those we have produced on African heroes. CCTV, led by Faces of Africa Chief Editor Helena Wu Yingna, has pushed us to provide the best quality production and storytelling. You can look forward to many more outstanding productions in the future, including programs on writer Wole Soyinka and Mozambican independence hero Samora Machel." 

The Gala event was held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre. It was a night of glamour, fun and great entertainment as hundreds of filmmakers, actors and film enthusiasts converged to honor the 2015 nominees. The event saw great hosting by emcee, Robert Murale. 

To cap it all, our very own TV producer, Kariuki Gichira and Cameraman Collins Kiambati brought the trophy home! 

The Kalasha Awards is a premier event organized to celebrate and recognize excellence in production of local Kenyan movies and stars. This is a massive platform for the arts and culture, serving as a forum for fostering a truly celebrity culture in the film industry. 

Africa24 Media produces documentaries for 'Faces of Africa' the only weekly international documentary series on Africa's great characters, which airs every Sunday at 8:30pm Nairobi time, 7:30pm Johannesburg and 6:30pm Lagos. AFRICA24 MEDIA has previously presented films on Nelson Mandela, Jomo Kenyatta, Julius Nyerere, Kenneth Kaunda, and other seminal African leaders.   

Contact: Rose Moseti, +254-738-723-009, rose@a24media.com


SOURCE Africa 24 Media