Africa in Motion

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Locations

Showings

Glasgow | Fri 28 Oct - Mon 14 Nov | Free entry
The Project Cafe

Edinburgh | Fri 28 Oct - Sun 6 Nov | Free entry
Filmhouse

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Photography Exhibition: African Cinema Behind the Scenes

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Our exhibition this year consists of a unique collection of photographs revealing the world of filmmaking behind the scenes - catching those unguarded moments within the production and post-production stages, on and off the film set. African Cinema Behind the Scenes captures the often unseen journey of cinema from story development to location scouting, to rehearsals and seeing stars, crew and directors at work! The images included in this exhibition are all photographs taken from films included in our 2016 festival programme.

Showings

Glasgow | Sat 29 Oct | 12pm | Free entry
Thomas Coats Memorial Church

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Country: South Africa

Anthony Silverston | South Africa | 2013 | 1h25m | U

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Sarafina!
Zin’naariyâ! (The Wedding Ring)

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Khumba

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A young zebra, born with only half his stripes, is rejected by his superstitious herd and blamed for a sudden drought affecting the land. Teaming up with a sassy wildebeest and a flamboyant ostrich, Khumba sets out on a daring mission across the desert to find the place where the first zebras got their stripes. Along the way he meets a host of colourful characters, but before he can reunite with his herd, Khumba will have to face an epic battle!

The screening will be followed by African storytelling.

Showings

Glasgow | Sat 29 Oct | 7pm | Free entry
Thomas Coats Memorial Church

Edinburgh | Thu 3 Nov | 4pm | Free entry
Edinburgh College of Art, Main Lecture Theatre

Glasgow | Sat 5 Nov | 8pm | £5
Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA) | Book Now

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Country: South Africa

Nadine Angel Cloete | South Africa 2016 | 1h30m | Afrikaans/English with English subtitles | Documentary | 15

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Action Commandant (Action Kommandant) - UK Premiere

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Action Kommandant is the untold story of the South-African anti-apartheid freedom fighter, Ashley Kriel. Known as the ‘Che Guevara’ of Cape Town's notorious Cape Flats, Kriel became an icon of the 1980s youth resistance before being murdered by apartheid police at the age of twenty. Through a mix of animated sequences, previously unreleased archival footage, and intimate testimony from family, comrades, and his closest friends, this captivating biopic offers a necessary confrontation with South Africa’s fraught past that finds particular relevance today as a new generation of young activists - both in South Africa and beyond - demand historical redress.

This film is screening as part of the Documentary Competition. 

Showings

Glasgow | Sat 29 Oct | 3pm | Free entry
Thomas Coats Memorial Church

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Country: South Africa

Darrell Roodt | South Africa 1992 | 1h35m | English/isiZulu with English subtitles | 15

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Khumba
Zin’naariyâ! (The Wedding Ring)

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Sarafina!

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“Freedom is coming tomorrow!”

In 1976 about 20,000 black students in Soweto organised a protest against the apartheid government’s policy to make Afrikaans the official language in schools, instead of their indigenous languages. When the police and army arrived the peaceful student protesters were met with fierce police brutality, resulting in many students being injured or killed as a result. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the infamous Soweto Uprising.

Through song and dance, this film follows the story of a young, politically charged student named Sarafina who is fighting for freedom against the apartheid regime and becomes an inspiration to her classmates.

The screening will start with a fashion show showcasing traditional African and Scottish dress.

Showings

Glasgow | Sat 29 Oct | 11:45am to 10:30pm | Free entry
Thomas Coats Memorial Church


The films in this programme are:

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Pop-Up Festival Renfrewshire

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This year we are moving outside of the city centre, packing our Nomad Cinema and heading to Paisley. Join us for this one-off day of fun with films, crafts, bake sales, fashion shows, storytelling and many more diverse events for everyone to enjoy. This programme has been curated in collaboration with the people of Paisley, through Pachedu and Create Paisley.

Our pop-up festivals in East Lothian and Paisley are supported by Regional Screen Scotland.

Family Friendly Craft Making
Sat 29 Oct at 11.45am-1.30pm
Free entry

Try your hand at some craft making while biting into a homemade dessert from our bake sale.

Khumba
Anthony Silverston | South Africa | 2013 | 1h25m | U

Sat 29 Oct at 12pm
Free entry

Sarafina!
Darrell Roodt | South Africa 1992 | 1h35m | English/isiZulu with English subtitles | 15

Sat 29 Oct at 3pm
Free entry

African Cafe
Sat 29 Oct at 5-6.45pm
Free Entry

Relax with a few African tasty treats while enjoying the musical stylings of a local band.

Action Kommandant - UK Premiere
Nadine Angel Cloete | South Africa | 2016 | 1h30m | Afrikaans/English with English subtitles | Documentary | 15

Sat 29 Oct at 7pm
Free entry

Open Mic Night
29 Oct at 9-10:30pm
Free entry

Bring your guitar or just bring yourself and show us what you got at our open mic night.

Showings

Glasgow | Sun 30 Oct | 7pm
Glasgow Film Theatre | Book Now

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Country: Algeria/Italy

Gillo Pontecorvo | Algeria/Italy 1966 | 2h1m | French/Arabic with English subtitles | 15

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The Battle of Algiers

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A celebratory screening marking the 50th anniversary of the release of Gillo Pontecorvo’s seminal work, The Battle of Algiers. Set in the 1950s, the film follows the harrowing reality of Algeria’s post-war struggle for liberation against the French colonial government. The unforgiving representation of the French military’s counterinsurgency tactics led to the film being banned in France, and its portrayal of military strategy warranted a screening at the Pentagon in 2003. 50 years on, it is still an essential piece of filmmaking, not only because of its historical significance and the role the film played in the political landscape at the time, but also because of its unfortunate relevance in contemporary society.

Supported by Alliance Française and the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies.

Showings

Glasgow | Mon 31 Oct | 12-4pm | Free entry
Andell’s Tearoom, 1st Floor, Savoy Centre

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 12-4pm | Free entry
Andell’s Tearoom, 1st Floor, Savoy Centre

Glasgow | Wed 2 Nov | 12-4pm | Free entry
Andell’s Tearoom, 1st Floor, Savoy Centre

Glasgow | Thu 3 Nov | 12-4pm | Free entry
Andell’s Tearoom, 1st Floor, Savoy Centre

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AiM TV Lounge

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For its second year running, AiM will again bring audiences a selection of popular African television shows in our very own AiM TV Lounge. Put your feet up, relax, chat, flick through our daily TV guide, as we take you on a journey through Africa, through television. From hilarious mockumentaries, political satire, travelogues and cooking programmes, entertaining and addictive, we are showing it all. Come and join us for a cup of tea, as we take you to South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and more, all from the comfort of a sofa.

Showings

Glasgow | Mon 31 Oct | 6pm | Free entry
Glasgow School of Art

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Country: Cameroon

Jean-Pierre Bekolo | Cameroon 2016 | 1h2m | 15

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Naked Reality

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Naked Reality is the cinema of the future, a new science fiction film from renowned Cameroonian director Jean-Pierre Bekolo. Set 150 years from now in a time when African cities have grown into one big metropolis, it follows the story of Wanita who leaves home one morning, not knowing that her first prayer to her ancestors has started a journey to another dimension. But her journey is fraught and blinded by her other self - the desire to be someone else. She is the first of a new generation, the only ones with the DNA to break free from the shackles of the immortals. Bekolo is not new to the science fiction genre, he directed Les Saignantes which screened at Africa in Motion previously. Experimental in style and narrative Naked Reality leaves the audience with a blank canvas to interpret and create the story filling in the missing elements.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jean-Pierre Bekolo and a wine reception.

Showings

Glasgow | Mon 31 Oct | 8.30pm | Free entry
Anderston Kelvingrove Parish Church

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Country: Congo

Selé M'Poko | Congo 2016 | 1h26m | Lingala/French/English with English subtitles | 15

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John of God The Movie

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A New York wannabe filmmaker gets the opportunity of a lifetime - he is travelling to the Congo to make a film on the Congolese musician and fashionista John of God. This hilarious film follows Brandon and his crew, with little help from their inept ‘producer guy’, as they capture the sights and sounds of Congo’s capital city Kinshasa, through the eyes of John of God, the World’s Greatest Musician, tastemaker and elegant person… in his own mind.

Showings

Edinburgh | Mon 31 Oct | 8:30pm | Free entry
Filmhouse

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 7:30pm | Free entry
Glasgow University - Andrew Stewart Cinema

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Country: South Africa

Diek Grobler | South Africa 2014 | 2m | Afrikaans with English Subtitles | PG


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'n Gewone blou Maandagoggend (An Ordinary Blue Monday)
Reluctantly Queer
Symposium: Women in a World of Film

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Ek Sal Sterf en na my Vader Gaan (I Will Die and Go to my Father)

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Recollections of childhood and images of ordinary life accompany the viewer through a poetic journey towards the acceptance of death. The sound of Afrikaans language, combined with music by Laurinda Hofmeyr and the deep and reflecting poetry of Breyten Breytenbach, make this animated film a positive reflection on death and the afterlife.

This film is screening as part of the Short Film Competition. 

Showings

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Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 8pm | Free entry
Flying Duck

Glasgow | Wed 2 Nov | 7pm | Free entry
The Rum Shack

Edinburgh | Wed 2 Nov | 6pm | Free entry
The Biscuit Factory

Glasgow | Fri 4 Nov | 8pm | £5
Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA) | Book Now


The films in this programme are:

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Reviving Scotland's Black History

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Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, this year Africa in Motion Film Festival and the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) worked in partnership to develop a young programmers project entitled ‘Reviving Scotland’s Black History’. We brought together five young aspiring film programmers from different backgrounds to take part in lectures, walking tours, site visits and seminars exploring black heritage in Scotland and the UK. Through this project they discovered Scotland’s links to slavery, through for example Glasgow’s architecture, learnt about the various race riots that have taken place in Scotland from 1916 onwards as well as about Scottish activism against racism.

From the knowledge they acquired the young programmers were then tasked with programming four events taking place during Africa in Motion Film Festival and Black History Month. These screenings and events are inspired by what they learnt, combined with their own life experiences and passions.

Showings

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 7pm | Free entry
The Glad Cafe

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Country: US/Ghana

Akosua Adoma Owusu | US/Ghana 2009 | 22m | Akan/English with English subtitles | 15

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Me Broni Ba (My White Baby)

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This innovative experimental documentary is a lyrical portrait of hair salons in Kumasi, Ghana. The tangled legacy of European colonialism in Africa is evoked through images of women practising hair braiding on discarded white baby dolls from the West. The film unfolds gradually uncovering the meaning behind the Akan term of endearment, me broni ba (“my white baby”).

This film is screening as part of African Fashion on Film.

Showings

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 7pm | Free entry
The Glad Cafe

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Country: Kenya

Jim Chuchu & The Nest Collective | Kenya 2015 | 13m |Turkana/Meru/Dholuo/Sheng/Kamba/Tigrinya with English subtitles | PG


The films in this programme are:

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To Catch A Dream

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To Catch A Dream takes audiences on a surreal and striking journey across Kenya, featuring stunning designs from eight local fashion houses. Using various materials, models, landscapes, music and storylines, one can appreciate the multidisciplinarity of this beautifully short film by the Kenyan art group The Nest Collective.

This film is screening as part of African Fashion on Film

Showings

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 7pm | Free entry
The Glad Cafe

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Country: South Africa

Meja L. Shoba | South Africa 2014 | 4m | Zulu with English subtitles | PG


The films in this programme are:

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Boys of Soweto

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Boys of Soweto is the vividly shot tale of a dapperly-dressed circle of gentlemen, a group of suave-conscious South Africans known as Boys of Soweto. The short film is a love letter to both style and township beauty.

This film is screening as part of the African Fashion on Film event. 

Showings

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 7pm | Free entry
The Glad Cafe

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Country: Senegal

Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft, Senay Berhe | Senegal 2014 | 28m | Wolof/French with English subtitles | Documentary | PG

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Afripedia Senegal

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Dakar has quickly become one of the most buzzing cities on the continent, infused by a new sense of creativity. In this film we meet fashion designer Selly Raby Kane, who sculpts the digital image of a future alien city in an old railway station. Photographer Omar Victor Diop playfully reimagines Hollywood’s most iconic images with a Senegalese twist, while dancer Khoudia Roodia is organising and building for a future where Africa dominates street dance.

This screening is part of the African Fashion on Film programme. 

Showings

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 7pm | Free entry
The Glad Cafe

Edinburgh | Wed 2 Nov | 6pm | Free entry
The Biscuit Factory

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Country: UK

Ng'endo Mukii| UK 2012 | 7m | Animation | PG

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Yellow Fever

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Yellow Fever explores the concept of skin and race and what they both imply. It asserts that the idea of beauty has become globalised, creating similar aspirations and distorting people’s self-image across the planet. Using mixed media, the film focuses on African women’s self-image through memories and interviews.

This film is screening as part of African Fashion on Film and Colourism

Showings

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 7pm | Free entry
The Glad Cafe


The films in this programme are:

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African Fashion on Film

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A unique cinematic opportunity for all fashion, film and craft enthusiasts out there to celebrate and enjoy the innovative world of fashion and beauty from the African continent. Join us on a glamourous, surreal and heart-aching journey, stepping into Ghanaian hair salons, experiencing stunning designs against Kenya’s dramatic landscapes, as well as meeting creative professionals from Senegal and fashionistas from South Africa! Attendees will also be given the opportunity to experience something new with our pop-up African braiding and weaving salon, get their photo taken against traditional African cloths and potentially go home with an exciting new wardrobe. Bring along some clothes you no longer want, and pick up some new ones at our very own swap shop!

Showings

Edinburgh | Mon 31 Oct | 8:30pm
Filmhouse

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 7.30pm | Free entry
Glasgow University - Andrew Stewart Cinema

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Country: South Africa

Jac Hamman | South Africa 2014 | 2m | Afrikaans with English subtitles | Animation | 15


The films in this programme are:


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Vroegherfs (Early Autumn)

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Based on a poem by the highly acclaimed Afrikaans poet NP Van Wyk Louw, Early Autumn uses the expression of dance to convey the message of the poem. The shedding of frivolity, pretence and naiveté of youth, like leaves in fall, to reveal a maturity and strength portrayed as an analogy of the turning of the seasons.

This film is screening as part of the Short Film Competition. 

Showings

Edinburgh | Mon 31 Oct | 8:30pm
Filmhouse

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 7.30pm | Free entry
Glasgow University - Andrew Stewart Cinema

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Country: Morocco

Regragui Hicham | Morocco 2015 | 21m | Arabic/Vietnamese with English subtitles | 15


The films in this programme are:


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Goi Trủng (The Call of Trung)

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A Moroccan man and Vietnamese women are brought together during the first Indochina war. Now an elderly married couple, they find themselves facing a life changing decision. The woman doesn’t know which to follow: the call of the heart or the call of the homeland.

This film is screening as part of the Short Film Competition. 

Showings

Edinburgh | Mon 31 Oct | 8:30pm
Filmhouse

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 7.30pm | Free entry
Glasgow University - Andrew Stewart Cinema

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Country: South Africa

Naomi van Niekerk | South Africa 2014 | 3m | Afrikaans with English subtitles | Animation | PG


The films in this programme are:


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'n Gewone blou Maandagoggend (An Ordinary Blue Monday)

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A mesmerising stop motion animation constructed by manipulating sand by hand and brush on a light box. Inspired by Ronelda Kamfer’s Afrikaans poem, An Ordinary Blue Monday tells the story of a young girl ready to set off for school and the darkness she encounters every day living in a deprived area.

This film is part of the Short Film Competition. 

Showings

Edinburgh | Mon 31 Oct | 8:30pm
Filmhouse

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 7.30pm | Free entry
Glasgow University - Andrew Stewart Cinema

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Country: South Africa

Jarryd Coetzee | South Africa 2016 | 30m | Zulu/Afrikaans/English with English subtitles | 15

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The Suit

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Based on the acclaimed short story by Can Themba, The Suit is set in 1950s Sophiatown, Johannesburg, against the backdrop of the apartheid regime’s forced removals under the Group Areas Act. It follows the story of Philemon who discovers his wife, Matilda, in bed with a lover and decides to inflict a painful and humiliating punishment for her indiscretions.

This film is screening as part of the Short Film Competition.

Showings

Edinburgh | Mon 31 Oct | 8:30pm
Filmhouse

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 7.30pm | Free entry
Glasgow University - Andrew Stewart Cinema

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Country: Tunisia

Selim Gribaa | Tunisia 2014 | 29m | Arabic with English subtitles | PG


The films in this programme are:


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Documentary Competition

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The Purple House

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In an attempt to give his wife a more deserving life, Hsan, an unemployed man in his fifties, asks the head of the district for a job. Ammar accepts with a condition: that Hsan will paint his whole house purple in support of the Government. However, with the arrival of the Tunisian Revolution, the political situation will turn against the old regime, leaving Hsan with a purple house that will now be a symbol of treason.

This film is screening as part of the Short Film Competition. 

Showings

Edinburgh | Mon 31 Oct | 8:30pm
Filmhouse

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 7.30pm | Free entry
Glasgow University - Andrew Stewart Cinema

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Country: Mauritius

Azim Moollan | Mauritius 2015 | 4m | Creole with English subtitles | 15

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Rod Zegwi Dan Pikan

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A stunning visual essay made up of a series of photographic images exploring the interior state of a woman as she reflects on her past experiences in life.

This film is screening as part of the Short Film Competition. 

Showings

Edinburgh | Mon 31 Oct
Filmhouse

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 7.30pm | Free entry
Glasgow University - Andrew Stewart Cinema

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Country: South Africa

Jasyn Howes | South Africa 2015 | 15m | 15

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Lost in Transmission

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Set in 1990 suburban Cape Town, a math professor is trying his darnedest to make contact with alien lifeforms in distant galaxies. As the days march on he drifts further from his wife and reality. Then one sunny afternoon, on the day of Mandela’s release, everything changes.

This film is screening as part of the Short Film Competition. 

Showings

Edinburgh | Mon 31 Oct | 8.30pm
Filmhouse | Book Now

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 7.30pm | Free entry
Glasgow University - Andrew Stewart Cinema


The films in this programme are:


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Documentary Competition

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Short Film Competition

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Africa in Motion’s annual Short Film Competition has been successfully running for nine consecutive years. This year, the shortlist was selected from over 250 entries, which is a record in AiM’s history. African filmmakers were invited to submit short films of up to 30 minutes, and the final shortlist comprises a diverse and captivating collection of work from across the continent.

The Short Film Competition is part of AiM’s commitment to nurturing young African filmmaking talent. The winner is selected by our jury of acclaimed film practitioners and academics and will be announced immediately after the screenings. The audience will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite film with the Audience Award winner announced on our website at the end of the festival.

Our thanks go to the African Movie Channel for sponsoring this award.

 

Short Film Jury Members

Yvonne Dublin-Green, Channel Manager at African Movie Channel
Maimouna Doucure, Winner of last years Short Film Competition
Przemek Stepien, Artistic Director of AfryKamera
Sarah Dawson, former Manager at the Durban International Film Festival and has worked for various festivals such as Sheffield DOC/FEST and Africa in Motion

 

 

Showings

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 8pm | Free entry
Flying Duck

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Country: Ghana/US

Akosua Adoma Owusu | Ghana/US 2016 | 8m | 15

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The films in this programme are:

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Reluctantly Queer

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This short film explores what it means to be queer for a young Ghanaian man as he struggles to reconcile his desires and the love for his mother within an unaccepting society.

This screening is part of Queer Africa: Stories from across the continent

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Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 8pm | Free entry
Flying Duck

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Country: Zimbabwe/Germany

Sue Maluwa Bruce | Zimbabwe/Germany 2000 | 30m | Shona/English with English subtitles | Documentary | 15


The films in this programme are:

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Forbidden Fruits

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This Zimbabwean documentary follows the romantic relationship of two women from a rural village, and what happens after their relationship is discovered.

This screening is part of the Queer Africa: Stories from across the continent

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Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 8pm | Free entry
Flying Duck

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Country: Nigeria

Ishaya Bako | Nigeria 2010 | 25m |Hausa/Pidgin with English subtitles | 15

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Braids On a Bald Head

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Braids on Bald Head examines a day in the life of a Nigerian hairdresser who begins to ask for more from her marriage after an unexpected experience makes her question her sexuality.

This film is screening as part of the Queer Africa: Stories from across the continent event. 

 

 

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Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 8pm | Free entry
Flying Duck

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Country: South Africa

Jessie Zinn | South Africa 2016 | 13m | Afrikaans/Xhosa/English with English subtitles | 15

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Into Us and Ours

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While already in a rocky cross-racial relationship, two girls from South Africa find it put under further strain following their disagreement over a minor accident.

This film is screening as part of Queer Africa: Stories from across the continent

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Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 8pm | Free entry
Flying Duck


The films in this programme are:

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Queer Africa: Stories from across the continent

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This package of specially curated short films looks at LGBTQ+ themes and tell stories from across the African continent - including stories of sexual identity, relationships and discrimination from Zimbabwe, Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria. The films within this programme aim to give a greater understanding of the identities and the struggle for acceptance of queer people and communities in contemporary Africa. Curated by Jo Reid.

This event is part of the Reviving Scotland's Black History programme. 

 

 

Showings

Glasgow | Tue 1 Nov | 8.15pm
Glasgow Film Theatre | Book Now

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Country: Egypt/Germany/UK/UAE

Tamer El Said | Egypt/Germany/UK/UAE 2016 | 1h58m | Arabic with English subtitles | 15

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Akher ayam el madina (In the Last Days of the City)

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In the fading grandeur of downtown Cairo, Khalid, a 35-year-old filmmaker, is struggling to make a film that captures the pulse of his city at a moment when everything is about the change. Set just before the revolution in 2010, this film chronicles the recent years in the Arab world, where revolutions seemed to spark hope for change, but instead leave many questions. Khalid’s wandering through the city is interweaved with moments with friends who share footage and stories from Berlin, Baghdad, and Beirut, creating a powerful, multilayered meditation on togetherness, the tactile hold of cities, and the meaning of homeland.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with main actor Khalid Abdalla.

Showings

Glasgow | Wed 2 Nov | 6pm | Free entry
Alliance Française

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Country: Senegal/France

Simon Rouby | Senegal/France 2015 | 1h25m | French with English subtitles | Animation | PG

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Adama

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This coming-of-age tale begins in a remote Senegalese village, home to many myths, legends and a young boy named Adama. The year is 1916, and in Europe World War I is in full swing, the effects of it suddenly sweeping Adama’s life in Senegal as his brother is taken away to fight in France. Adama decides to defy the village elders and sets off on a quest over the seas, to the frontline of WW1 in search of his brother. Adama takes us on a historical and magical journey through the paradise and colours of village life in Senegal, through the harsh waters of the Atlantic Ocean and across to the brutality of industrial and war-torn Europe. The film’s incredible beauty lies in the realism and humanity which it brings to the screen, a wonderful example of the craftsmanship behind animation.

This screening is supported by the Alliance Française.

Showings

Glasgow | Wed 2 Nov | 7pm | Free entry
Pearce Institute | Book Now

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Country: Ghana/Belgium

Adams Mensah | Ghana/Belgium 2016 | 1h | Ga/Dutch/English with English subtitles | Documentary | 15

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Me a Belgian, My Mother a Ghanaian - UK Premiere

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At the young age of 14 Adams Mensah came to Belgium to live with his father. Three years after being away from home his mother suffers a massive stroke. Unable to offer any help as a young boy, Adams returns to Ghana six years later in search of his mother to seek answers about what has contributed to her present state of health.

A deeply personal autobiographical piece following Adams’s emotional, psychological and spiritual journey as he tries to bring his mother to Belgium.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Adams Mensah.

This screening is held in partnership with Scottish Mental Health and Arts Film Festival.

Showings

Glasgow | Wed 2 Nov | 7.30pm | Free entry
The Rum Shack

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Country: Mozambique/Portugal/Germany

Margarida Cardoso | Mozambique/Portugal/Germany 2004 | 2h | Portuguese with English subtitles | 15

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The Journey of Antonio

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‘’The film that I have chosen is based on the colonisation of and immigration to Mozambique by civilians from Portugal. This is also part of my great grandfather’s history, Antonio D’Alumeida. He was a mixed-race man born in Portugal to a black mother and a white father. As a young adult Antonio sold spices with his uncles but it wasn’t until later on that he decided to move to Mozambique as a missionary. After a period of time my great grandfather then moved to my home country Zimbabwe, where he settled. It was there he got married and his wife gave birth to my grandmother who unfortunately passed away after giving birth. This screening will be preceded by my story’’. Curated by Tinofara Fombe

A Costa dos Murmúrios (The Murmuring Coast)

Margarida Cardoso | Mozambique/Portugal/Germany 2004 | 2h | Portuguese with English subtitles | 15

This film is set during the 1960s when Mozambique was fighting for independence from Portuguese colonial rule. It focuses on the story of a woman who moves from Lisbon to Mozambique to marry a man who is currently enlisted in the military services. The relationship between the couple begins to become unstable once the disturbing truths of war are exposed - the racism, violence and injustice. The Murmuring Coast addresses the view from an outsider moving into a country at the time that the violence of a colonial age is coming to the fore.

Showings

Edinburgh | Tue 1 Nov | 7pm | Free entry
Woodland Creatures

Glasgow | Thu 3 Nov | 1pm | Free entry
Maryhill Integration Network

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Country: Kenya

David Richard Card and David Kinyanjui | Kenya 2014 | Swahili with English subtitles | 12m | PG

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Zawadi (The Treat) - UK Premiere

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Set within the Kenyan slums of Kibera, a young boy hustles and explores ways of providing for his family. But can he collect enough pennies to give his crush a present on her birthday?

Followed by lunch and a short discussion on the film following the Glasgow Screening.

This event is held in partnership with the Maryhill Integration Network.

Showings

Glasgow | Thu 3 Nov | 2-8pm | Free entry
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The films in this programme are:

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Symposium: Women in a World of Film

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Women still make up only 16% of all directors, producers, writers, cinematographers and editors world-wide. Against the backdrop of this striking under-representation, this event will consider the role of women in a world of film. An afternoon symposium will include discussions by female experts working in the film and television industries, discussing issues such as funding, training, distribution, production and storytelling. The symposium will be followed by a wine reception and a screening of Tunisian female-directed film As I Open My Eyes.

You can book to attend either the symposium or screening, or for both parts.

Programme:

2-2.30pm: Arrival, registration and welcome
2.30-3.30pm: Panel 1 - Women's Stories
3.30-4pm: Coffee/tea break
4-5pm: Panel 2 - Women's Opportunities
5-6pm: Wine reception
6-8pm: Screening of As I Open My Eyes

Showings

Glasgow | Thu 3 Nov | 6pm | Free entry
Glasgow Women’s Library

Edinburgh | Sat 5 Nov | 8.40pm
Filmhouse | Book Now

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Country: France/Tunisia/Belgium/UAE

Leyla Bouzid | France/Tunisia/Belgium/UAE 2015 | 1h42m | Arabic/French with English subtitles | 15

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À Peine J'ouvre Les Yeux (As I Open My Eyes)

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It is summer 2010 in Tunis, at a point when the first waves of the Arab Spring are beginning to swell. Ben Ali’s government nears the end as Farah joins Joujma, a political underground rock band. Farah is a principled and articulate young girl, but also strong-willed and searching, constantly pushing boundaries. She sings, drinks and discovers love and protest, all against the will of her mother Hayet (played by famous singer Ghalia Benali), who is painfully aware of Tunisia’s cultural taboos. In her self-exploration, Farah is unaware of the dangers of a regime that infiltrates her privacy. Hayet will do anything to protect her, even revive the wounds of her own youth.

The story was inspired by director Leyla Bouzid’s personal experiences: during Ben Ali’s dictatorship, she and her friends ran a cine-club, one of whose members was discovered to be a secret-police informant.

Showings

Glasgow | Thu 3 Nov | 8pm | Free entry
Grand Ole Opry

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Country: Congo/Belgium/UK

Cecilia Zoppelletto | Congo/Belgium/UK 2015 | 1h6m | Lingala/French with English subtitles | Documentary | 15

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La Belle at the Movies

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La Belle at The Movies reveals the disappearance over the past decade of cinema-going culture in the Democratic Republic of the Congo through interviews with cinema audiences, filmmakers and cinema owners all living in Kinshasa, a city of 10 million deprived of a single working cinema. Filmmaker Cecilia Zoppelletto intimately shares the nostalgia for the visual excitement that cinema provided, while also celebrating aspects of Kinshasa’s cinematic history like the Kinshasa cowboys who found their identity in the Spaghetti Westerns of the 1960s. Zoppelletto’s intriguing documentary takes us on a journey around the city streets and the old, neglected cinemas of the Congo, a reality that can also be found closer to home. The Grand Ole Opry, where the screening is taking place, existed as a cinema in Glasgow from 1921 to 1951.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Cecilia Zoppelletto.

Showings

Glasgow | Fri 4 Nov | 12.30pm | Free entry (lunch provided)
Garnethill Multicultural Centre

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Country: Kenya

Nick Reding | Kenya 2015 | 1h11m | Kiswahili with English subtitles | 15

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Watatu (Three People) - UK Premiere

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Watatu tells the story of Yusuf, a young university graduate suffering from discrimination, lack of opportunity and a rage provoked by injustice. The story develops as three lives become fatally entwined. Watatu innovatively uses an interdisciplinary approach to filmmaking, using documentary theatre and public engagement to give voice to the majority Muslim community of coastal Kenya. But can these citizens change the outcome of the story by taking on the roles of the three fatally entwined lives?

Watatu was the winner of the European African Film Festivals Award. This award is dedicated to East African filmmakers and is presented by Africa in Motion, the Afrika Film Festival, Leuven, and the Verona African Film Festival, at the Zanzibar International Film Festival. The makers of Watatu received a cash prize and the film will screen at all three European festivals.

This screening is held in partnership with the Central and West Integration Network.

Showings

Edinburgh | Thu 3 Nov | 2pm | Free entry
Edinburgh College of Art, Main Lecture Theatre

Glasgow | Fri 4 Nov | 6pm | £5
Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA) | Book Now

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Country: South Africa

Richard Finn Gregory | South Africa 2015 | 1h25m | Afrikaans/English/Spanish with English subtitles | Documentary | 15

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The Boers at the End of the World - UK Premiere

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The Dickasons have never been to South Africa, but they call it home. They are part of a community of Boers - Afrikaans-speaking South Africans of Dutch descent - whose ancestors migrated to Argentina when the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa burned down their farms a century ago. Against all odds, they have managed to keep their language and culture alive. Conscious of the fact that their legacy could disappear in a few decades, Ty Dickason will travel to South Africa to reconnect with his roots and relatives. South African filmmaker Richard Finn Gregory debuts as a documentary filmmaker with this fascinating fi lm, which has won 3 SAFTAs (South African Film and Television Awards).

This film is screening as part of the Documentary Competition. 

Showings

Edinburgh | Tue 1 Nov | 2-6pm | Free entry
Edinburgh College of Art, Main Lecture Theatre

Edinburgh | Thu 3 Nov | 2-6pm | Free entry
Edinburgh College of Art, Main Lecture Theatre

Glasgow | Fri 4 Nov | 6pm
Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA)

Glasgow | Sat 5 Nov | 6-9.30pm
Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA)

Glasgow | Sun 6 Nov | 3pm
Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA)


The films in this programme are:


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Short Film Competition

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Documentary Competition

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Following the success of our annual Short Film Competition, Africa in Motion launched a brand new Documentary Competition strand last year. African filmmakers were invited to submit documentaries of 30 minutes or more, and the final shortlist was selected from a wide range of fascinating entries from across the continent, covering varied themes.

The Documentary Competition aims at encouraging and supporting talented African documentary filmmakers. The winner is selected by our jury of acclaimed film practitioners and academics and will be announced after the screenings on the second day. The audience will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite film, with the Audience Award announced on our website at the end of the festival.

Our thanks go to the Scottish Documentary Institute for sponsoring this award.

 

Documentary Jury Members

Noe Mendelle, Director of Scottish Documentary Institute, Film & TV
Daniel Nyalusi, Assistant Festival Director of ZIFF
Tebeho Edkins, Winner of last years Documentary Competition
Kinsi Abdulleh, Numbai Arts
Darryl Els, Festival Director of Encounters

Showings

Glasgow | Fri 4 Nov | 7pm | Free entry
The Project Cafe

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Country: Zambia/Denmark/Finland

Hamy Ramezan, Rungano Nyoni | Zambia/Denmark/Finland 2014 | 13m | Arabic/Danish with English subtitles | 15

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Listen

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A police station in Copenhagen is trying to deal with a complaint made by a woman wearing a burqa, with her young son in tow. Yet, her statement seems to get warped through the mouth of another...

This film is screening as part of Migration (mis) Translation

Showings

Edinburgh | Wed 2 Nov | 8.30pm
Filmhouse

Glasgow | Fri 4 Nov | 7pm | Free entry
The Project Cafe

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Country: Kenya

Ng'endo Mukii | Kenya 2015 | 6m | 15

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This Migrant Business

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Through animation this short film shows the powerful and cruel system that currently exists in Europe, enabling the easy exploitation of African migrants through a cyclic, lucrative trade with vulnerable people as its currency.

This film is screening as part of Migration (mis) Translation

Showings

Glasgow | Fri 4 Nov | 7pm | Free entry
The Project Cafe

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Country: South Africa/Zimbabwe

Roger Horn | South Africa/Zimbabwe 2015 | 30m | 15

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These Objects, Those Memories - UK Premiere

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A split-screen experience examining material culture through the lens of three Zimbabwean female migrants living in South Africa. The exploration of objects brought, left and sent back to Zimbabwe elicit stories of joy, loss, and hope for a return to their homeland.

This film is screening as part of Migration (mis) Translation

Showings

Edinburgh | Mon 31 Oct | 7pm | £12 - includes film ticket and three course meal
Serenity Cafe

Glasgow | Fri 4 Nov | 7pm | Free entry
The Project Cafe

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Country: Morocco

Munir Abbar | Morocco 2007 | 15m | French with English subtitles | 15


The films in this programme are:

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Paris Sur Mer (Paris by the Sea)

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A letter home allows Wilson, a young African immigrant from Benin to re-translate his harsh journey and current reality into a dream reality of success, living in a blissful Paris by the sea. Munir Abbar creatively and charmingly explores the dystopia surrounding the idea of a better life in Europe. A touching short that transports the audience into a young man’s dream world.

This screening is part of Migration (mis) Translation and Dine and View at Serenity Cafe: A North African Feast

Showings

Glasgow | Fri 4 Nov | 7pm | Free entry
The Project Cafe


The films in this programme are:


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Les Sauteurs (Those Who Jump)

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Migration (mis) Translation

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The life of a film often depends on its migration to other lands and its translation into other languages in order for it to be seen widely. This collection of short films considers concepts and feelings of geographical dislocation represented on the screen, by looking at the migrant’s physical movement, the dystopian futures that lie ahead and the state of being ‘lost in translation’ when away from home.

Showings

Glasgow | Fri 4 Nov | 8pm | Free entry
Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA)

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Country: Niger/Côte d'Ivoire

René Vautier | Niger/Côte d'Ivoire 1950 | 17m | French with English subtitles | 15


The films in this programme are:

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Afrique 50 (Africa 50)

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In his third year of film school study in Paris, 21-year-old René Vautier was commissioned by the French Board of Education to make a film about the daily lives of villagers in French (colonial) West Africa. Intended to show the ‘benefits’ of empire, Vautier instead made the first French anti-colonial film, exposing the brutalities of the French military.

This screening is part of Decolonising the Image: Repression and resistance in anti-colonial film

Showings

Glasgow | Fri 4 Nov | 8pm | Free entry
Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA)

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Country: France

Paulin Soumanou Vieyra and Mamadou Sarr | France 1955 | 22m | French with English subtitles | 15


The films in this programme are:

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Afrique sur Seine (Africa on the Seine)

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Afrique sur Seine is hailed as the first film made by Africans south of the Sahara. Made by two Senegalese filmmakers who were unable to shoot in Africa, it takes the spectator on a disconcerting tour through the centre of Paris, observing French society in the same way that French filmmakers had made ethnographic films about Africa. Africans had so often been portrayed as the exotic ‘other’, yet here they are the protagonists, reversing the colonial gaze.

This film is screening as part of Decolonising the image: Repression and resistance in anti-colonial film

Showings

Glasgow | Fri 4 Nov | 8pm | Free entry
Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA)

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Country: Senegal

Djibril Diop Mambéty | Senegal 1969 | 16m | French with English subtitles | 15

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Contras City (City of Contrasts)

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Contras City is Senegalese maverick Mambety’s first film, made at the age of 24 with no formal training. It is often considered Africa’s first comedy film, though it was initially only screened to western audiences. It was filmed in the immediate aftermath of the 1968 Dakar riots against continuing French influence.

This film is screening as part of Decolonising the image: Repression and resistance in anti-colonial film 

Showings

Glasgow | Fri 4 Nov | 8pm | £5
Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA) | Book Now


The films in this programme are:

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Decolonising the image: Repression and resistance in anti-colonial film

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In an attempt to maintain order, the 1934 Laval Decree sought to control all images of Africa and French colonialism, giving the French authorities the right to refuse anyone permission to film in the colonies. Shot between 1950 and 1970, these three short films are of immense historical and aesthetic importance. From the first French anti-colonial film to the first documentary shot by African filmmakers south of the Sahara, Colonising the image explores through film the relationship between France and (colonial) Africa.

The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion with Professor Michael Syrotinski, Dr Mathilde von Bülow  and Professor David Murphy, all scholars working in postcolonial studies.

Curated by Alasdair Campbell.

Showings

Edinburgh | Tue 1 Nov | 2:35pm | Free entry
Edinburgh College of Art, Main Lecture Theatre

Glasgow | Sat 5 Nov | 6pm | £5
Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA) | Book Now

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Country: Morocco

Raja Saddiki | Morocco 2015 | 1h6m | Wolof/French with English subtitles | Documentary | 15


The films in this programme are:


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Short Film Competition

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Aji-Bi - UK Premiere

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20-year-old Marème gives an intimate view of what it’s like to work as a hairdresser and beautician on the streets of Casablanca. She is one of many Senegalese women battling to survive in a contrastingly exuberant and xenophobic society, torn between staying in Morocco, and going to Europe to support families back home. Filmmaker Raja Saddiki was inspired by her questions about how Senegalese women working in North African souks were treated. Her clean-cut framing and discreet composition provides an inquisitive exploration of the problems of race and gender between different African cultures. Aji-Bi adds an interesting contribution to the overall programme as it opens a discussion about issues of race within Africa, from a female point of view.

This film is screening as part of the Documentary Competition. 

Showings

Edinburgh | Tue 1 Nov | 2pm | Free entry
Edinburgh College of Art, Main Lecture Theatre

Glasgow | Sat 5 Nov | 6pm | £5
Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA) | Book Now

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Country: Namibia

Tim Drabandt, Fanon Kabwe | Nambia/Germany 2016 | 31m | Herero with English subtitles | Documentary | 15

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Red Ochre - the Last Guards of the Holy Fire - UK Premiere

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Red Ochre - The Last Guards of the Holy Fire looks at the rapid dying of a centuries old indigenous culture of the Himba tribe in Northern Namibia. Since the 16th century the nomadic people have populated the region around the river Kunene in Northwest Namibia. It a constant struggle for the Himba to keep their traditional way of life in the face of climate change, governmental development projects and the pursuit of westernisation by the younger generations. At the holy fire the tribal elder and chief Hivazako Hembinda tells of the spiritual wealth of a culture that will soon disappear.

This screening is part of the Documentary Competition. 

Showings

Glasgow | Sat 5 Nov | 6pm | Free entry
Kinning Park Complex

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Country: Tanzania

Florence Ayisi & Catalin Brylla | Tanzania/UK 2016 | 1h4m | Swahili with English subtitles | Documentary | PG

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Ndoto Ya Mpira Ya Miguu Zanzibar (Going For Gold: Zanzibar Soccer Dreams)

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Going for Gold: Zanzibar Soccer Dreams is a follow up to Zanzibar Soccer Queens (2007), a documentary film about the personal stories and football activities of the predominantly Muslim female football team ‘Women Fighters’ in Zanzibar. The much-awaited sequel Going for Gold continues to document the strong will of the female football teams and their individual players who are determined to better their lives and define new identities through the game of football. This heart-warming documentary shows how women’s involvement with football on the island of Zanzibar has literally taken them across borders and oceans, and away from the confines of the traditional role of a Muslim woman for whom sport is often not possible.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with female football coach Nassra Mohammed who has inspired the development of women’s football in Zanzibar since the late 1980s.

This event is held in partnership with the United Glasgow Football Team (UGFC).

Showings

Glasgow | Sun 6 Nov | 5pm | £12 (one film); £16 (both films)
The Corinthian Club | Book Now


The films in this programme are:

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Nollywood Red Carpet Premiere Double Bill

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This year’s Nollywood Red Carpet Premiere Double Bill is part of the BFI´s Black Star season, a celebration on the range, versatility and power of black actors on film and television. Black Star provides a meaningful and high-profile platform for audiences to explore a galaxy of black actors. For more information on the Black Star season please go to bfi.org.uk/blackstar.

The evening will run as follows:

5.00pm - 6.00pm: Arrival and red carpet
6.00pm - 7.30pm: Screening of The Road to Yesterday
7.30pm - 8.30pm: Drinks reception
8.30pm - 10.00pm: Screening of The CEO

Dress code: Formal

Ticket price for one film: £12
Ticket price for both films: £16
Tickets include film screenings, glass of prosecco and canapé reception.

Showings

Edinburgh | Tue 1 Nov | 4pm | Free entry
Edinburgh College of Art, Main Lecture Theatre

Glasgow | Sun 6 Nov | 3pm | £5
Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA) | Book Now

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Country: South Africa

Willem Oelofsen | South Africa 2016 | 1h28m | Afrikaans/Xhosa/German/English with English subtitles | Documentary | 15

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Nobody’s Died Laughing

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Nobody’s Died Laughing is a documentary biopic celebrating the life and work of South African artist and activist Pieter-Dirk Uys. Using never seen before archive footage alongside candid interviews with both Uys and the important people that have surrounded his career, director Willem Oelofsen provides unprecedented access to one of South Africa’s most enigmatic and controversial figures. Focusing on issues ranging from censorship in the apartheid-era, to Uys’s humanitarian work on the HIV epidemic in present-day South Africa, Nobody’s Died Laughing is not only an intimate portrait of the multifaceted, and often hilarious, work of a post-apartheid ‘national treasure’, but also of the turbulent socio-political context that Uys – as well as the film itself – is holding up to scrutiny.

This film is screening as part of the Documentary Competition. 

Showings

Glasgow | Sun 6 Nov | 3pm | Free entry (ticketed)
Platform | Book Now

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Country: Cape Verde

Robbie McCallum | Cape Verde 2016 | 1h28m | Creole with English subtitles | PG

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Coração Atlântico (Atlantic Heart)

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Only a handful of films have been made in Cape Verde, a small archipelago of islands off the northwest coast of Africa, and Atlantic Heart is one of them, made by filmmaker Robbie McCallum, originally from Govanhill in Glasgow. This coming-of-age tale sets itself against the colourful yet chaotic backdrop of the Mardi Gras Carnaval, where teenage siblings Lucas and Telma struggle to survive the seedier side of island life and hold on to their innocence and their dreams. McCallum’s first feature film takes viewers on a visually impressive journey full of colorful costumes, beautiful beaches, as well as bars, bordellos, and back streets, exposing the harsher realities of island life!

Showings

Glasgow | Sun 6 Nov | 6.30pm | Ticket price for one film: £12 Ticket price for both films: £16
The Corinthian Club

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Country: Nigeria

Ishaya Bako | Nigeria 2015 | 1h36m | 15

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Nollywood Red Carpet Premiere Double Bill

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The Road to Yesterday

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Genevieve Nnaji gives a powerful performance in The Road to Yesterday, a modern day love story, come road movie by first time feature filmmaker Ishayo Bako. The film tells the story of Victoria, performed by Ms Nnaji, a strong female character trying to deal with the breakdown of her longtime marriage to estranged husband Izu, played by British actor Oris Erhuero. The film centers around their troubled relationship - playfully offering glimpses into moments of matrimonial bliss, intertwined with episodes of serious strain and heartache. Things come to an all time low for both of them when their most prized possession, their child falls ill. Will they ultimately learn to communicate together to insure the survival of their marriage?

This screening is part of Nollywood Red Carpet Premiere Double Bill

This year’s Nollywood Red Carpet Premiere Double Bill is part of the BFI´s Black Star season, a celebration on the range, versatility and power of black actors on film and television. Black Star provides a meaningful and high-profile platform for audiences to explore a galaxy of black actors. For more information on the Black Star season please go to bfi.org.uk/blackstar.

Showings

Glasgow | Sun 6 Nov | 9pm | Ticket price for one film: £12 Ticket price for both films: £16
The Corinthian Club

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Country: Nigeria

Kunle Afolayan | Nigeria 2016 | 1h40m | 15

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The CEO

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Five top level staff of a company are selected for a retreat where the new CEO of a global company will be chosen. Each arrive from their respective destinations and check into the beach resort. But what starts off as cordial soon goes sour as they attempt to out do one another to be named The CEO. Short on location across Africa with an impressive star-studded cast including Grammy award-winning singer, Angélique Kidjo; Haitian actor and model Jimmy Jean-Louis; infamous Nigerian actor Wale Ojo; French-Ivorian actress and model, Aurelie Eliam, and others from South Africa, Kenya and Morocco, makes The CEO a truly pan-African cinema experience.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with a star from the film. 

This screening is part of Nollywood Red Carpet Premiere Double Bill.

This year’s Nollywood Red Carpet Premiere Double Bill is part of the BFI´s Black Star season, a celebration on the range, versatility and power of black actors on film and television. Black Star provides a meaningful and high-profile platform for audiences to explore a galaxy of black actors. For more information on the Black Star season please go to bfi.org.uk/blackstar.

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