|UMC - Urban Movie Channel Premieres New Original Travel Series WORLD WIDE NATE: AFRICAN ADVENTURES|
Travel Expert Nathan Fluellen Takes Viewers on 13-Eps Adventure Across African Continent
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A thrilling look at the beautiful continent of Africa, UMC – Urban Movie Channel is excited to announce the premiere of its new original travel series WORLD WIDE NATE: AFRICAN ADVENTURES. The reality travel show follows Chicago native Nathan Fluellen, a thrill seeker with a magnetic personality and penchant for pushing himself outside of his comfort zone. The international travel vlogger (worldwidenate.com) hikes the Democratic Republic of the Congo mountains to the world's largest lava lake, rappels alongside a 630-foot-tall waterfall in Lesotho, and treks through the Rwandan jungle alongside silverback gorillas, and more. Series viewers will either pack their bags to replicate Nate's exploits or settle back in their chairs to experience Africa and the world vicariously through this charming host's adventures. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbrVW507uZM
"I'm excited to share World Wide Nate: African Adventures with audiences everywhere and to use this series to change the narrative of how Americans view Africa. I look forward to taking viewers along with me on my action-packed adventures through Africa and enlightening them on the amazing cultural experiences that span across the continent," said World Wide Nate host and executive producer Nathan Fluellen. The first episode will premiere on Friday, December 15, 2017 with new episodes airing weekly on UMC through January 5th, 2017. The series will return with more new episodes in the Spring of 2018.
Additional premieres and exclusives streaming in December include:
VANISHING PEARLS – Now Streaming
"The importance of a film like Vanishing Pearls is immeasurable." – Paste Magazine
"Nailah Jefferson's first documentary deserves a spot alongside works like Ken and Sarah Burns's The Central Park Five and Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke." – Paste Magazine
Another addition from Ava DuVernay's ARRAY library, Nailah Jefferson's Vanishing Pearls chronicles the untold story of personal and professional devastation in Pointe à la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the Gulf coast, following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill. This 2014 Slamdance Film Festival Official Selection delves into the worst environmental disaster in American history just as news cameras leave the scene of the crime. While 49 million barrels of oil settle in the once vibrant coastal waters, a generations-old community of black fishermen pledge to fight for justice, accountability and their way of life.
CHRISTMAS WEDDING – 12/15
OUR DREAM CHRISTMAS (New UMC Original Movie) – 12/22
LAWD HAVE MERCY – HOLIDAY SPECIAL (UMC Original Series) – 12/22
In this special holiday edition of the variety clip series, we get a look at some of the most surprising gifts that parents prank their kids with, Santa fails, Brawling Santas, a unique rendition of the classic Christmas Hymn "Oh Holy Night" as well as the LHM Clip of the Season, and a surprise visit from Swap meet Santa and his Flea Markey Elf, Elfante. The holiday special also features special performances by Grammy nominated artist Shanice, upcoming R&B artist Alvester Martin, international singing star Riza Santos, and more!
DAVID E. TALBERT'S FABRIC OF A MAN – 12/29
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