Thursday 25 October – Friday 2 November (Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh and Glasgow Film Theatre)

At Intellect we are committed to increasing understanding of contemporary Africa, particularly as it manifests itself through film and media. As such, we are delighted to support the upcoming Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival, Scotland's biggest celebration of African cinema and now in its 7th consecutive year.

Taking the theme of ‘Modern Africa’, the festival’s diverse, continent-spanning programme of documentary and fictional films (totalling 20 UK premieres, 23 features and 32 shorts) will explore African urban and rural experiences, identity and popular culture, contemporary politics and social issues, Africa’s rich heritage and its exciting future. The programme takes in five strands: African Science Fiction, Arab Spring Documentaries, Nollywood (Nigeria’s film industry, the second largest in the world), Modern African Identities and African Popular Arts.

The festival programme opens on Thursday 25 October (in Glasgow, Sunday 28 October) with the UK premiere of Uhlanga (The Mark), the story of three teenagers struggling against poverty and prejudice written and directed by celebrated South African author and playwright Ndaba ka Ngwane, who will be in attendance. The programme closes on Friday 2 November (Glasgow, Wednesday 31 October) with Nigerian-born director Andrew Dosunmu’s Restless City, the story of a young African immigrant living and falling in love on the fringes of New York City.

The full programme is available at:


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