A New Wave of South African Cinema at AiM 2018

25 October 2018

South African film scholar Lizelle Bisschoff reflects on the new wave of South African cinema on offer at AiM 2018

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Staff Pick: Wacera Kamonji, Marketing Coordinator

25 October 2018

Supa Modo a Kenyan film by Likarion Wainaina, follows a young girl battling a terminal illness, who finds comfort and strength through a super hero alter ego she creates inspired by the action films that she has watched.

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25 October 2018

My staff pick for AiM 2018 is Djon Africa, a colourful film that follows Djon, a young endearing rebellious boy caught between the transitional period of teen-hood into adulthood. Djon is unexpectedly stopped in the streets of Lisbon, where he has spent most of his life, by a stranger who recognizes...

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An evening of reggae, reflection and Caribbean beats

23 October 2018

What an amazing phenomenon reggae is; a unique genre of music created in a small island that can now be heard in every corner of the globe. An evening of Jamaican culture in Edinburgh on Friday 2 November, curated by Lisa Williams of the Edinburgh Caribbean Association, celebrates that journey.

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STAFF PICK: Stefanie, North Africa Programme Co-ordinator

22 October 2018

AiM has always lived by a pan-African spirit, and includes films from North of the Sahara on its diverse programme every year. Among the recent crop of films by Morocco's star directors, Volubilis really stands out.

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STAFF PICK: Justine, Festival Producer

18 October 2018

This year marks the centenary of not one South African icon, but two. The legacy of Nelson Mandela is known all over the world, however this year we are also remembering the ‘mother of the nation’ – Albertina Sisulu.

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STAFF PICK: Myriam, Programme Assistant

16 October 2018

I found it so difficult to choose a staff pick as this year’s programme is jam packed with a huge array of amazing films. À mon âge, je me cache encore pour fumer (I Still Hide To Smoke) was one of the first films we selected to be included in this...

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Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) announce new directorship

4 October 2018

We are delighted that one of our partner festivals, the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), have appointed new directors for their 22nd edition, influential South African film duo Faith Isiakpere as CEO, and Firdoze Bulbulia as Festival Director.

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Africa in Motion 2018 programme launch!

23 September 2018

Africa in Motion is Scotland’s major annual celebration of African cinema, and is delighted to return for the 13th year to bring audiences in Edinburgh and Glasgow a wide variety of creative stories from across the African continent.

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Tentative Thoughts on Metalepsis in Black by Finn Daniels-Yeomans

29 October 2017

Finn Daniels-Yeomans is sharing some tentative thoughts regarding Aryan Kaganof’s difficult yet vital documentary about Fallism in contemporary South Africa, Metalepsis in Black.

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STAFF PICK: KATIE, Marketing Volunteer

26 October 2017

This is my second year with Africa in Motion and in this short time I’ve already had the opportunity to experience some fantastic films from across Africa. I’m also a huge fan of horror and sci-fi films, so the film I’m most looking forward to at this year’s festival is...

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24 October 2017

Tragically the festival is coming at the end of the month and we can picture you browsing the programme and thinking you will miss on the fun? Don't worry we thought of everything with 16 free events taking place in Glasgow next week! 

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Staff Pick: Myriam, AiM Trainee

23 October 2017

My pick of the fest is the stunning debut feature of writer and filmmaker Abdellah Taïa. Set in Casablanca, L’Armée du Salut (Salvation Army) tells the story of a young gay Moroccan boy who is teased by his mother and sisters and idolises his older brother.

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Love Brewed in An African Pot Dine and View

Get your fill at AiM2017!

23 October 2017

Discover the diverse tastes of Africa this autumn at Africa in Motion! 

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Staff Pick: Stefanie, Africa's Lost Classics Curator

17 October 2017

I have worked on and off in different positions for AiM since 2007. It was first established in 2006, so I only really missed one year of films. I have loved the festival with all my heart from the start.

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AiM 2017 Interview | An Interview with Justin Sihera, Producer

11 October 2017

Justin Sihera is the producer of Vanishing Sails and will be in attendance at the film's Edinburgh screening on Thursday 2 November

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Staff Pick: Manon, Marketing Coordinator

10 October 2017

I could not be prouder to work for a festival showing films such as Tess!  It is a very brave film which highly deserves to be seen I can think of no better context than the Africa in Motion film festival to catch this little gem of a film.Tess is...

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Breaking Slavery Silence -The Transatlantic Slave Trade and its Effects by Ailsa Cole

9 October 2017

My history classes at school taught me about William Wallace and both World Wars, yet colonialism and empire were never discussed.

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AiM 2017 at Filmhouse Edinburgh!

5 October 2017

Bookings for Africa in Motion screenings at Filmhouse are now open!

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Welcome to AiM 2017!

23 September 2017

Africa in Motion is Scotland’s major annual celebration of African cinema, and is delighted to return for the 12th year to bring audiences in Edinburgh and Glasgow a wide variety of creative stories from across the African continent.

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