Black Stories – level 3
Since June, companies like Netflix and Disney+ have been promoting Black stories. KweliTV, a streaming service entirely devoted to Black artists, films, and documentaries, more than doubled its number of subscribers since April.
The founder and CEO of KweliTV, DeShuna Spencer, said that it was great seeing so many people wanting to understand Black culture more. However, the growing demand for stories from Black artists does not focus only on the US. The success of ’Black Panther’ and its depiction of the made-up African country also threw a spotlight on stories from Africa.
Outside of US films, KweliTV’s largest group of content comes from South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria, which is home to Nollywood. However, despite the massive amount of titles and artists from Africa, there is still a struggle to show films globally, because the films are not supported like Hollywood or the Chinese movie industry.
Difficult words: demand (when people want something), fictional (invented as a part of a story, film and so on), depiction (a version of something, a story), spotlight (public notice or attention).
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