Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival

Written by Kirsty Dickson on . Posted in Festivals

Africa in Motion (AiM)
25 October - 4 November 2007

Africa in Motion will be taking place from 25 October - 4 November 2007 at the Edinburgh Filmhouse. Now in its second year, the festival programme will include at least 30 outstanding, thought-provoking and innovative African films from all over the continent, from pioneering African filmmakers to young and emerging contemporary directors.

Africa in Motion (AiM)
25 October - 4 November 2007

Africa in Motion will be taking place from 25 October - 4 November 2007 at the Edinburgh Filmhouse. Now in its second year, the festival programme will include at least 30 outstanding, thought-provoking and innovative African films from all over the continent, from pioneering African filmmakers to young and emerging contemporary directors.

A tribute to the late Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene – one of the most important pioneers of African cinema – is planned, as well as a spotlight on Ghana to celebrate 50 years of independence from Britain. A number of film screenings will commemorate the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the British Slave Trade and there will be a focus on female African directors, past and present.

We are delighted to have a number of African filmmakers in attendance, and screenings will be enhanced by formal discussions, an academic symposium, master classes and educational events for schools. Edinburgh Filmhouse will be transformed into a hub to celebrate African culture, with an arts exhibition, music performances, and a DVD and book stall.

For more information please visit: www.africa-in-motion.org.uk

AiM Opening Night Concert: Benny Tetteh-Lartey & the Afro-Scot Beat

To celebrate the launch of this year's AiM film festival, award-winning Scottish/Ghanaian musician Benny Tetteh-Lartey and his band will dazzle audiences with their unique brand of Afro-Scot music, as he plays it up for the 50th anniversary of independence for Ghana, his late father's homeland. The Edinburgh born musician will be showcasing the distinctive live sound of his self-made musical instrument, the 'combuitar', only the third on the planet. A clever combination of the combolin (first created by the late Roy Williamson) and his own adapted 8-string acoustic guitar.

Thursday 25 October, 9.30pm (doors open 8.00pm)
Lava Ignite Night Club, 3 West Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9BP
Tickets cost £5 and are available on the door or in advance from the Filmhouse box office  (Sorry, no under 18s)

For more information about Benny Tetteh-Lartey & the Afro-Scot Beat, and to listen to some of their music, please visit: www.bennytetteh-lartey.co.uk

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