AS Emirates continues to showcase diverse content from around the world through 6 500 channels, Zimbabwean content has been added to show on the airline's inflight entertainment system Emirates ice.

A Zimbabwean movie, Shaina,  has been added to show on Emirates ice.

In a statement this week, the airline said drama lovers and fans could look out for the Zimbabwean movie.

Shaina, an initiative by USAid to empower adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa, also premiered on Netflix last year. It became the second Zimbabwean film after Cook Off to premiere on the streaming platform.

”Drama lovers and fans can look out for Shaina, a movie directed by Beautie Masvaure, which follows Shine, a doubting teenager facing the trials and hurdles of life. Shine finds her inner resilience and potential as she is forced to rely on her own strength. The story unfolds with Shine learning the true meaning of forgiveness and navigating her friendships and the family that she builds from love,” the airline said.

It added that African content from countries such as Nigeria, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya and South Africa was being shown on the entertainment platform.

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The airline said passengers on the flight can browse movies or television shows to maximise travel experiences.

“Customers on Emirates daily flights from Harare to Dubai via Lusaka can curate their own ice experience before their flight using the Emirates App by simply browsing and pre-selecting movies or TV shows on the app, which can then be synced to ice the moment they board, maximising the seamless travel experience,” authorities said.

Emirates inflight entertainment journey began about 30 years ago, when it was one of the first airlines to introduce seat-back videos for economy-class passengers.