Global Television Network

African Journey

Network: Global Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1994 to 1996

Broadcast Medium: Television

This series chronicled the story of a 16-year-old Sudbury boy, Luke Novak, who spent the summer in Africa with his father who was working in a mine there. Luke befriends Themba Maposa, an African boy of the same age, and the two build a powerful and inspiring friendship. They face life and death situations, including a race against poachers who have invaded a game park, and a cross-country motorcycle ride to get medicine for Luke’s sick father.

Production Company: Atlantis Films Limited (Toronto) and South Pacific Pictures Limited (New Zealand), in association with CanWest Glboal System member UTV and TV/NZ
Executive Producers: John McRae, Don Reynolds, Michael MacMillan (Atlantis Films president)
Episodes: 6
Running Time: 30 minutes
Time Slot 8:30 pm
1994 – 1996

Written by Joanne Ingrassia – May, 2002