The Old Hairdressers
Across Africa local film industries are flourishing, and as commercial and independent cinema spaces slowly begin to cater for African cinema, audiences have found a myriad of innovative ways to watch African films. This exhibition is comprised of a selection of photographs that were submitted to AiM as part of a call for photographs depicting ‘Ways We Watch Films in Africa’. We asked photographers, professional or amateur, to capture film-viewing habits across the African continent. In response we received stunning images of street pop-up cinemas, crowded film parlours, mobile phone cinema, film festival screenings and more. The best photographs were selected for this exhibition and will be displayed in Edinburgh and Glasgow for the duration of the festival.
The image above, from the FiSahara Festival in the Western Sahara, won the first prize. The winning image has received a cash prize and was selected to be the cover image for the AiM 2015 festival brochure. This is the first exhibition of its kind, and one that should not be missed!