Exhibition: Looking Back Through the Lens

We  curated a large exhibition African Film: Looking Back Through the Lens at three locations in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The exhibition revived lost histories, spaces and times, and included key classic films accompanied by posters, contextual information and film clips.

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A pre-exhibit interactive display at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow took place between 23 and 28 Oct. This was accompanied by a symposium on Sat 28 Oct at the Moving Image Archive in Kelvin Hall.

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A full-scale exhibition opened with a wine reception at Whitespace Gallery in Edinburgh on Mon 30 Oct and ran until 9 Nov.

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Finally, a photography-based exhibition was displayed in Filmhouse Café Bar in Edinburgh during the film festival between 27 Oct to 5 Nov, and served as a link between the Filmhouse screenings and the exhibition in Whitespace.

Visitors and guests interested in film as art, learning about the lost history of African cinema, and about the histories and cultures of Africa itself, visited these exhibitions, which offered new perspectives on the lives of African films.

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