DStv has announced that it will be airing the much-debated two-part documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’ across Africa over two days, that is, on Saturday and Sunday this coming weekend. Multichoice’s Public relations manager Elizabeth Dziva said that bringing ‘Leaving Neverland’ to African screens is a testament to the fact that DStv brings the most compelling content to the continent as quickly as possible.
Part of DStv’s statement reads:
“The much-debated two-part documentary Leaving Neverland is a global hot topic at the moment, and DStv customers across Africa don’t have to wait long to see why this Channel 4 and HBO co-production has taken the world by storm.
Just a few weeks after its controversial premiere in the US at the recent Sundance Film Festival, Leaving Neverland will be screened across two days on M-Net City, DStv channel 115 this weekend.
Part one will be aired on M-Net City on Saturday, 30 March at 21:40, while part 2 will follow on Sunday, 31 March at 21: 40.
To accommodate these screenings, M-Net City will reschedule The Blacklist S5 on Saturday and Stan Lee’s Lucky Man S3 on Sunday. Fan of these shows can catch the next episodes as follows: The Blacklist S5 episodes 17 & 18 on Saturday 6 April; Stan Lee’s Lucky Man S3 episodes 7 & 8 on Sunday 7 April.
Directed and produced by five-time BAFTA-winner Dan Reed, the four-hour long Leaving Neverland unpacks the story of two individuals: James Safechuck and Wade Robson, now-adult men in their 30s, who befriended Jackson at the ages of ten and seven respectively.
Through gut-wrenching interviews with Safechuck and Robson, as well as their mothers, wives and siblings, Leaving Neverland crafts a portrait of sustained abuse and explores the complicated feelings that led both men to confront their experiences after both had a young son of their own. Playing out against the backdrop of our collective experience, the film documents the value of breaking silence, even when it implicates a powerful and revered figure.”