AfriForum Furious with Netflix, Accuses Platform of “Blatant Discrimination”

AfriForum Furious with Netflix, Accuses Platform of “Blatant Discrimination”

  • AfriForum is furious with Netflix's Black Creatives Empowerment Fund and accused the project of blatant discrimination
  • The fund will help develop black filmmakers and students, however, the recipients have to be black
  • AfriForum said that the fund ignores individual's financial situations and only focuses on race

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PRETORIA - AfriForum is furious with the digital streaming platform, Netflix. The civil rights organisation has said that the Black Creatives Empowerment Fund is blatant discrimination.

The fund was set up to promote the development of black filmmakers through a series of grants totalling R6.1 million.

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AfriForum has launched a petition against Netflix's new empowerment fund. Photo credit: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg
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AfriForum said that the programme excludes students on the basis of race and ignores their financial situations.

The grants will help black independent filmmakers and also help students by offering scholarships towards formal qualifications.

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AfriForum said that a rich child of a politician can benefit from the programme as long as they are black while a white child from a poor household is ignored according to TimesLIVE.

AfriForum has launched a petition against the proposed fund. The petition has been called “Netflix, is my subscription too white?” according to The South African.

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Lesufi recently issued a statement addressing the comments he made about AfriForum in 2020. He previously claimed that the civil organisation had threatened his life and was also stalking his children.

After going through a mediation process with the group, Lesufi issued an apology to the organisation, reports News24. The statement issued clarified that AfriForum had assured Lesufi that he and his family would not be harmed.

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