Emirates takes local entertainment to new heights.
Local is lekker, but it’s even better on ice, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system. In an effort to cater to the varying needs of travelers, Emirates has introduced a range of flicks sure to captivate local passengers and those visiting South Africa.
During the month of February, travelers across the 158 Emirates destinations, can enjoy these local films.
Fiela se Kind
Set in the forests of Knysna, during the nineteenth century, Fiela se Kind (Fiela's Child) is an Afrikaans film that tells the story of a Cape Coloured woman who adopts a white child who was abandoned at her front door. Nine years later, authorities remove the child and place him in the care of a poor family of woodcutters who claim that the boy is theirs. This forces his distraught, adoptive mother to travel far and wide to speak to the magistrate to have him returned to her.
Inspired by true events, this Afrikaans film is about a young man’s battle with mental illness, and his desire to take his own life. However, as he stands on the edge of a bridge about to meet his fate, he meets a young woman and her frail mother. Three lives are changed over the course of a weekend, as the three of them soon discover the universal language of truth.
Kandassamys: The Wedding
If you enjoyed Keeping Up with the Kandasamys, you’re in for a treat with its sequel Kandassayms: The Wedding. This South African Indian romantic comedy revolves around the upcoming wedding of Jodi and Prishen. But the couple’s mothers attempt to push their own demands and agendas for the big wedding day, causing things to get out of hand.
Kings of Mulberry Street
Set in the fictional Sugarhill District in the early 1980s, this South African Indian film is based on the adventures of two young boys who desperately try to find ways to overcome the challenges and obstacles of their community in order to defeat the local crime landlord who threatens their families.
After a young man from a wealthy family is killed in a car crash caused by a policeman who jumped a red light, his family is left reeling from grief and guilt. His family members embark on separate journeys to come to terms with his death, but they soon discover that they have to deal with their own demons in order to find redemption.
When a woman is running to be the first female president of South Africa, she finds that her sister – a journalist with a history of mental illness – is the only fly in her ointment. When her sister insists that the mining magnate who was also their surrogate father was involved in some illegal business, the aspiring president won’t not take her seriously. But all that changes when one sister ends up murdered and the other is left to find out the truth about the man who took care of them when their parents died.
When a successful man is separated from his daughter after a divorce, he decides to take matters into his own hands and kidnaps her. His actions put him on a collision course with the law, and he soon finds himself in a high-stakes hostage situation.
Additionally, in February 2020, Emirates Pursuit of Jazz series will also debut on ice, where passengers can meet the band members and watch their story. The ten episodes, will see returning judge, Brenda Sisane; Broadcaster and Social Entrepreneur and new judges; Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse; South African music legend, Nothemba Madumo; TV and broadcast presenter and Zwai Bala; musician, introduce the Emirates Pursuit of Jazz – Super Band musicians and winners, which include Tino Demba on Drums, Menziwa Macala on Bass, Thembelihle Ndunjana on Keys, Al Du Toit on Guitar, Simon Nyivana on Saxophone, Sakhile Simani on Trumpet, and vocals, Mapua Mahlo and Gamelihle Ngongoma.
For the best in local entertainment, world-class service and South African-inspired food and drinks, take to the sky with Emirates.