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“Poacher” Becomes The First Kenyan Movie To Stream On Netflix [WATCH TRAILER]



The ‘Poacher’; a movie which seeks to highlight the significant international issue of illegal ivory trade by addressing the plight of Africa’s endangered elephant population is set to premiere on global american movie streaming service – Netflix on September 30. The Kenyan/British short film tells the story of a desperate farmer who runs into trouble after stealing a stash of illicit blood ivory from a gang of international terrorists.

It was filmed over six days in the Tsavo West National Park to the South East of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The production involved over 30 cast and crew members. Director Tom Whitworth teased the first official still of the film on April 10 2018,announcing that cinematography was by Nathan Prior and Ishmael Azeli. It seems the short film was originally envisioned as a TV drama.

Poacher was released in August 2018, having been screened at the Short To The Point (STTP) Festival, and been selected for a Best Editing Award. The film premiered in Kenya at the ANGA IMAX Theatre on 10 November 2018 at the Kalasha International Film Awards in Nairobi. The film has also screened at the 2018 Moscow Shorts International Short Film Festival in September 2018 in Moscow.

It won the award for Best Short Film at the 8th Kalasha TV & Film Awards held in Nairobi on November 24, 2018, and bagged nominations for the Best Director, Best Director of Photography, Best Supporting Actor in a Film and Best Actor in a Film.

Ivory trade, which is the film’s premise, is fuelling catastrophic declines in the elephant and rhino populations in Kenya, Tanzania and throughout Africa. According to a UN report, weak governance and corruption have exacerbated the poaching crisis. At the same time, poverty has helped organised criminal elements recruit, bribe, and threaten locals, underpaid police, military personnel, and wildlife rangers to participate in wildlife crime.

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ENSLAVED: A Samuel Jackson Docuseries Shedding New Light On 400 Years Of Human Trafficking From Africa Premiered



Samuel L. Jackson’s latest project, a docuseries which is looking to shed new light on 400 years of human trafficking from Africa to the New World, has been premiered. In this six-partere, the series uses a DNA test to identify Jackson’s ancestral tribe and trace his personal journey from the U.S. to Gabon for his induction into the Benga tribe. It was originally slated to debut this summer.

Each episode follows three stories: Jackson’s personal journey; the search for a sunken slave ship; and an “historical investigation” by “investigative archaeologist” Simcha Jacobovici and British writer/TV commentator Afua Hirsch. The first episode opens with Jackson’s trip to the vast country of Gabon, on the west coast of central Africa.

The show has used new diving technology to locate and examine sunken slave ships in the UK, the Caribbean and Florida, retrieving information and underwater artifacts that help reveal more about the transatlantic slave trade.

Fremantle has sold the show to 130 territories, including HISTOIRE TV (France), HISTORY (Germany), Movistar+ and RTVE (Spain), HBO Portugal (Portugal), BBC Earth (Poland), Discovery Film and Spektrum (Eastern Europe), Cosmote (Greece), BBC Persian (MENA), National Geographic (Latin America), M-Net (Africa, South Africa) and Cable & Wireless (Caribbean). The deals follows BBC Two picking up UK rights last month.

“Enslaved” is a Canada/U.K. co-production between Toronto-based Associated Producers and London-based Cornelia Street Productions. It is produced in association with Anonymous Content, along with UppiTV, Samuel and LaTanya Jackson’s production company. Fremantle holds the global distribution rights. “Enslaved” was produced with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund and Canada Media Fund, with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit.

The series is directed by Simcha Jacobovici. It is executive produced by Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Eli Selden, Rob Lee, Simcha Jacobovici, Ric Esther Bienstock, Sarah Sapper and Yaron Niski. Producers are Ric Esther Bienstock, Sarah Sapper and Felix Golubev.

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Yvonne Nelson’s Love Tale Movie, “Sin City” Coming To Netflix – 5th August



Coming from the stables of YN Productions, Ghanaian Actor and Producer, Yvonne Nelson’s 2019 love tale movie, ‘Sin City” will be available for filmlovers to watch on American movie streaming Giant, Netflix from the 5th Of August, 2020.

This will be the second movie from Yvonne Nelson hitting the big streaming platform after “Fix Us” made it debut on 2nd August, 2020. The movie tackles some of the difficulties in marriage and relationships, covering the mysteries of love, mortality, loyalty, and human vows.

Sin City tells the story of Philip (Kunle Remi ) and Julia (Yvonne Nelson), a couple high up on the ladder of success and living their dream. Their marriage seems perfect except they can’t seem to get to spend time with each other owing to Philips’ frequent trips.

Directed by Pascal Amanfo, it stars the 2018 Ghana Movie Awards Beast Actress In Lead Role award winner; Yvonne Nelson, Adjetey Anang, Kweku Elliot, Kunle Remi, Regina Van Helvert, Gabriel Narh Addo, Rosaline Meurer, Michelle McKinney Hammond and Oscar Provencal among others.

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Yvonne Nelson’s ‘FIX US’ Movie Available To Stream On Netflix



Actress Yvonne Nelson’s movie Fix Us will start showing on streaming giant Netflix from Sunday, August 2. The movie, which premiered in December 2019 to positive reviews, joins a growing list of Ghanaian productions that have made it onto Netflix such as Peter Sedufia’s Keteke and Sidechic Gang and Shirley Frimpong-Manso’s Potato Potahto and The Perfect Picture – 10 Years Later.

Fix Us tells the story of three young ladies who go on a journey of faith and fate. When Naadie and Chioma played by Yvonne Nelson and Yvonne Okoro respectively and Jaya (Alexandra Amon) run into each other at a movie audition, they are bound by their common dream to be movie stars which encouraged them to build a strong friendship. When they eventually achieve their dreams of being movie stars, they realise they want more than what fame and money can acquire.

The cast include Yvonne Nelson, Yvonne Okoro, Prince David Osei, Michelle Attoh, Jessica Williams, Belinda Dzattah, Mona Montrage (Hajia4Real), musician Irene Logan; Nigeria’s Mofe Duncan and Tobi Bakre as well as Ivorian actress Alexandra Amon.

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Top 10 Movies To Watch This Week – (Rated 18+)



Trying to find the best movie to watch on Netflix can be a daunting challenge. We’ve all been there. You’ve decided you’re going to watch something. You have the entirety of Netflix at your disposal, including even a pared down list of films you’ve already bookmarked to watch at a future date. But then there’s the choosing. You’ve gotta find something that fits your mood, or something you and your friend/significant other/couch companion can agree on. You spend hours browsing, and by the time you stumble on something you think maybe is the one, it’s too late, you’re too tired, and indecision has won out.

Never fear, though, because we here have a guide to help you find the perfect Netflix movies available in the U.S. We’ve thumbed through the library and assembled a list of some of the best films currently available for streaming, from classics to hidden gems to new releases and beyond.

Extraction – 2020

A black-market mercenary who has nothing to lose is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible.

The Old Guard – 2020

Andromache “Andy” of Scythia, Booker, Joe, and Nicky are centuries old warriors with regenerative healing abilities who use their vast experience to help people. Former CIA operative Copley hires them to rescue a group of kidnapped children in South Sudan. However, they are ambushed by a squad of highly trained mercenaries. After healing their wounds and killing their attackers, they realize that Copley set them up. Now they must fight to protect their freedom.

Triple Frontier – 2019

Former Special Forces operatives reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers, these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for themselves instead of the country. But when events take an unexpected turn and threaten to spiral out of control, their skills, their loyalties, and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival.

Mechanic: Resurrection 2016

Since faking his own death (at the end of the previous film), Arthur Bishop has been living quietly in Rio de Janeiro under the name Santos. He is approached by a courier, Renee Tran, who knows his true identity and explains that her employer wishes Bishop to kill three targets and stage their deaths as accidents. Bishop escapes, eluding her and her mercenaries and fleeing to Thailand. He takes shelter at the resort island beach house of his friend, Mei, and learns that Tran is working for Riah Crain.

Den of Thieves – 2018

Nick O’Brien is the hard-drinking leader of the Regulators, an elite unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Ray Merrimen is the recently paroled leader of the Outlaws, a gang of ex-military men who use their expertise and tactical skills to evade the law. O’Brien, Merrimen and their crews soon find themselves on a direct collision course as the criminals hatch an elaborate plan for a seemingly impossible heist — the city’s Federal Reserve Bank.

Bloodshot – 2020

Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force -stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out.

Bad Boys for Life – 2020

Detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett join the Miami Police Department’s special team AMMO to bring down the ruthless Armando, who is on a mission to kill Mike at his mother Isabel’s orders.

Angel Has Fallen – 2019

Mike Banning, a secret service agent, is assigned to protect the US president. Things take a turn when Mike is falsely accused of carrying an attack on the president while on a fishing trip.

Alita: Battle Angel – 2019

In 2563, 300 years after Earth was devastated by a catastrophic war known as “The Fall”, scientist Dr. Dyson Ido discovers a disembodied female cyborg with an intact human brain while scavenging for parts in the massive scrapyard of Iron City. Ido attaches a new cyborg body to the brain and names her “Alita” after his deceased daughter. Alita awakens with no memory of her past and quickly befriends Hugo, a young man who dreams of moving to the wealthy sky city of Zalem. She also meets Dr. Chiren, Ido’s estranged ex-wife. Hugo later introduces Alita to Motorball, a racing sport played by cyborg gladiators. Secretly, Hugo robs cyborgs of their parts for Vector, owner of the Motorball tournament and the ‘de facto’ ruler of the Factory, Iron City’s governing authority.

Jumanji: The Next Level – 2019

Three years after their adventure in Jumanji, Spencer Gilpin, Anthony “Fridge” Johnson, Martha Kaply, and Bethany Walker lead different lives, but plan a reunion brunch in Brantford, New Hampshire, that year. Spencer, apprehensive of the meeting due to his comparatively dull life, contemplates returning to Jumanji where he had purpose, and spends his first night looking over the broken video-game system he held onto. The following day, his friends visit his home, meeting with Spencer’s grandfather Eddie, who is recovering from hip surgery, and Eddie’s former friend and business partner Milo Walker, who is visiting for an unknown reason. Learning that they have no idea where Spencer is, the group searches the house and finds the Jumanji game partially repaired in the basement. Realizing Spencer returned to the game, his friends decide to follow him.

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