SILVER SPRING, Md.
Sept. 17, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership is pleased to announce the digital release of its award-winning, scripted film
today on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Comcast, Verizon FIOS and other platforms. With numerous accolades from the press, a dozen festival appearances and six awards (three for "Best Feature"),
continues to roll out through broadcast channels, reaching 150 million people globally, and today launching on digital platforms within the US.
The film will roll out over pay on demand, DVD and free on demand platforms over approximately 3 months from
. The worldwide free on demand launch will be on
in commemoration of World AIDS Day across SnagFilms.com and supported devices.
Directed by Rolie Nikiwe (
Nothing for Mahala
is a truly pan African project, produced by Quizzical Pictures South Africa, filmed in
and featuring actors and actresses from across the continent.
Kevin Ndege Mamboleo
) as Kalu, a gifted footballer who moves from rural
to follow his dream and support his family. His path becomes more challenging when he falls in love with the coach's daughter, Ify played by Kendra Etufunwa (
), and realizes he might be HIV-positive. Newcomers Mamboleo and Etufunwa are joined by international stars including
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Hotel Rwanda, 24
World War Z, Safe House
also distinguishes itself by combining a compelling narrative with realistic CGI animations that take the viewer into the body to reveal the inner workings of HIV in a whole new way.
This groundbreaking film is making waves across sub-Saharan Africa and amongst the HIV/AIDS community for being a solutions oriented approach to prevention, treatment and positive living. Cutting-edge animation and a fusion of fiction and non-fiction storytelling unravel the mystery of HIV and the moment of infection.