Online film streaming platform FilmDoo has entered a partnership with distributors Retro Afrika Bioscope, an independent label of Gravel Road Entertainment Group dedicated to locating, acquiring, restoring and re-releasing the forgotten and discarded classics of African cinema.
The agreement will see more than 20 South African feature films released internationally by FilmDoo starting today, April 1, ranging from cherished childhood comedies, bracing action films and provocative “race dramas” that were met with stern opposition when South Africa was under apartheid rule.
“We at Gravel Road are very excited in releasing several of our digitally restored Retro Afrika Bioscope titles on FilmDoo.com,” reports Gravel Road CEO Benjamin Cowley, “Many of our films have never been seen outside the borders of South Africa, and with FilmDoo, they will now finally be accessible to African cinema lovers globally.”
FilmDoo co-founder Weerada Sucharitkul expresses similar enthusiasm: “We’re thrilled to be showcasing these lost gems from South Africa. The work that Gravel Road is doing is right in step with what we’re trying to accomplish at FilmDoo and we’re excited to bring these works some long overdue international exposure.”
The FilmDoo online film platform was founded by Weerada Sucharitkul and William Page and was launched at Cannes Film Festival last year.
For more information, and to sign up for their service so that you can check out these films, visit: https://www.filmdoo.com/distributor/retroafrikabioscope.