Staying true to the Zambezi Magic payoff line ‘Sharing Our Stories’, the channel is hosting a weekend movie festival featuring films from Namibia. So grab your snacks and hop on your couches this festive season.
“As Africa’s most loved storyteller, we believe that MultiChoice Namibia has shifted the dial in the film and television industry this year thanks to our investment in local films,” says MultiChoice Namibia Managing Director, Roger Gertze. “The availability of these films on Zambezi Magic speaks to the growing appetite for local content from the Land of the Brave, and we couldn’t be more excited to see our stories on screen”.
Tune in to 99FM’s Mooks & Adora for some behind the scene’s tea as they chat to the producers live every Friday this December @ 08h50.
The festival kicks off on 09 December 2023 at 20:30 with the Namibian film Chef ‘s Kiss. If you miss the first airing, you can catch it again on 10 December 2023 at 18:30. The story revolves around Naomi, an amateur chef who must win a cooking competition to pay her father’s gambling debt. However, she deviates from her goal as she develops feelings for a fellow rival contestant.
Following that, on 16 December at 20:30, we have Okalila, another gem from Namibia. Don’t worry if you miss it, you can watch it again on 17 December at 18:30. The film tells the story of a self-serving project coordinator for a rural development agency who reluctantly goes to a village in Northern Namibia to find answers and secure the promotion he wants.
On 23 December at 20:30, we present Penda’s Dilemma, a gripping tale about a German-Namibian millionaire who will stop at nothing to seize the ancestral land of two ingenious Namibian communities for diamonds. If you miss it, catch the repeat on 24 December at 18:30.
Zambezi Magic is on DStv (channel 162) and GOtv (Channel 16).