Netflix takes Adekeye’s Bigger Than Africa
Global streaming platform Netflix has picked up 2018 documentary Bigger Than Africa and will debut the film on its platform today.
Bigger Than Africa is a documentary that breaks down the historical influence of Yoruba culture and how it has transcended continents and connected the black diaspora. It highlights the journey of Africans through the lens of Yoruba culture.
Released in 2018, it was directed by award-winning Nigerian film director Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye through his Los Angeles-based production company Motherland Productions.
Bigger Than Africa was shot in six countries with research and interviews from around the world. It takes you on a journey through Brazil, the US, Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago and back to where it all began, in West Africa.
“When the slave ships docked in North America, Brazil and the Caribbean, hundreds of cultures, traditions and religions landed with the Africans on board. One transcended slavery beyond imagination and remains alive till this day in the New World: the Yoruba culture. Bigger Than Africa follows these Africans from the point of no return in West Africa to their final destinations,” said Adekeye.
Bigger Than Africa was nominated for the African Movie Academy Award in 2018 and is distributed by KAP Film.