Africa in Motion

Fri 27 Oct to Sun 05 Nov 

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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.

Artistically stimulating and thought provoking the programme takes on bold narratives through a range of features, documentaries and shorts, from across the continent. The programme will once again be packed with an eclectic array of director Q&As, discussions, children's workshops and more.

For the full festival programme, including the Glasgow programme, additional screenings and complementary events, pick up an AiM brochure in the Filmhouse foyer or visit the AiM website: www.africa-in-motion.org.uk

Ticket Deals

Buy tickets for three different films in this season and get 15% off.

Buy tickets for six different films in this season and get 25% off.

Buy tickets for nine different films in this season and get 35% off.

These packages are available online, in person and on the phone, on both full price and concession tickets. Tickets must all be bought at the same time.

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In this season

15 films

  • Félicité

    Fri 27 Oct only

    Félicité
    Director
    Alain Gomis
    Country of origin and year
    Lebanon/France/Senegal/Belgium/Germany 2017
    Duration
    123 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 15
    Cast
    Cast: Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka, Nadine Ndebo.

    Lingala with English subtitles

  • Nawara

    Sat 28 Oct only

    Nawara
    Director
    Hala Khalil
    Country of origin and year
    Egypt 2015
    Duration
    122 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 15
    Cast
    Cast: Menna Shalabi, Ameer Salah Eldin, Mahmood Hemaidah, Rahma Hassan.

    Arabic with English subtitles

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

    Sat 28 Oct only

    In the Last Days of the City
    (Akher ayam el madina)
    Director
    Tamer El Said
    Country of origin and year
    Egypt/Germany/UK/United Arab Emirates 2016
    Duration
    118 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 15
    Cast
    Cast: Khalid Abdalla, Laila Samy, Hanan Youssef, Mariam Saleh Saad, Hayder Helo.

    Arabic with English subtitles

  • Wallay

    Sun 29 Oct only

    Wallay
    Director
    Berni Goldblat
    Country of origin and year
    France/Burkina Faso/Qatar 2017
    Duration
    84 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 15
    Cast
    Cast: Makan Nathan Diarra, Ibrahim Koma, Hamadoun Kassogué, Mounira Kankolé.

    French and Dioula with English subtitles

  • Trances + Short

    Sun 29 Oct only

    Trances + Short
    Director
    Ahmed El Maanouni
    Country of origin and year
    Morocco 1981
    Duration
    90 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 15
    Cast
    Documentary.

    Moroccan Arabic with English subtitles

  • Africa in Motion Short Film Competition

    Mon 30 Oct only

    Africa in Motion Short Film Competition
    Director
    Various
    Duration
    131 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 15
  • Mueda, Memória e Massacre

    Tue 31 Oct only

    Mueda, Memória e Massacre
    Director
    Ruy Guerra
    Country of origin and year
    Mozambique 1979
    Duration
    80 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 15
    Cast
    Cast: Romao Canapoquele, Filipe Gunoguacala, Mauricio Machimbuco, Baltazar Nchilema.

    Portuguese with English subtitles

  • Fatma 75

    Wed 01 Nov only

    Fatma 75
    Director
    Selma Baccar
    Country of origin and year
    Tunisia 1976
    Duration
    60 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 12A

    Arabic with English subtitles

  • Tess

    Thu 02 Nov only

    Tess
    Director
    Meg Rickards
    Country of origin and year
    South Africa 2016
    Duration
    87 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 15
    Cast
    Cast: Christia Visser, Brendon Daniels, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Dann Jaques Mouton.

    Afrikaans with English subtitles

  • Winnie

    Fri 03 Nov only

    Winnie
    Director
    Pascale Lamche
    Country of origin and year
    South Africa/France/Netherlands 2017
    Duration
    98 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 15
    Cast
    Documentary.
  • Keyla

    Sat 04 Nov only

    Keyla
    Director
    Viviana Gómez Echeverry
    Country of origin and year
    Colombia 2017
    Duration
    87 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 15
    Cast
    Cast: Elsa Whitaker Sanchez, Mercedes Salazar, Sebastián Enciso Salamanca, Norvel Walters.

    Spanish with English subtitles

  • De Voortrekkers

    Sat 04 Nov only

    De Voortrekkers
    Director
    Harold M. Shaw
    Country of origin and year
    South Africa 1916
    Duration
    54 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 15
    Cast
    Cast: Dick Cruikshanks, Caroline Frances Cooke, Jackie Turnbull, Bobby Rowson, Stephen Ewart.

    Afrikaans with English subtitles

  • Liyana

    Sat 04 Nov only

    Liyana
    Director
    Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp
    Country of origin and year
    Swaziland/Qatar/USA 2017
    Duration
    75 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 12A
  • Mossane

    Sun 05 Nov only

    Mossane
    Director
    Safi Faye
    Country of origin and year
    Senegal 1996
    Duration
    105 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 15
    Cast
    Cast: Magou Seck, Isseu Niang, Moustapha Yade, Abou Camara, Alioune Konaré.

    Wolof with English subtitles

  • Frontiéres (Borders)

    Sun 05 Nov only

    Frontiéres
    (Borders)
    Director
    Apolline Traoré
    Country of origin and year
    Burkina Faso/France 2017
    Duration
    90 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 15
    Cast
    Cast: Amelie Mbaye, Naky Sy Savange.

    French with English subtitles

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