Africa in Motion Film Festival 2019 Glasgow

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25 October – 3 November, 2019

This year the AIM Festival has taken a collaborative approach with 16 curators shaping an incredible programme! You will find a unique mix of screenings and events, from archival classics to Afrofuturist tales, silent films to music extravaganzas, short films to fiction features.

Full details and tickets on AIM website

What’s on A.I.M. in Glasgow – See full listings

Some Highlights

Mother I’m Suffocating

mother I'm suffocating

28th October, 2019 6 p.m.

Glasgow School of Art
Reid Building, 164 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6RF

This experimental essay film, part of Africa in Motion 2019, traces a narrative of migration by a filmmaker in exile, showing a stark snapshot of life on the African continent. Beautifully shot entirely in black and white, Mosese uses powerful close-ups to portray the memories of a generation of people in Lesotho. This poetic voyage traverses between politics, identity and collective memory as a woman bearing a wooden cross on her back sets the trail for a fierce lamentation. The film is a bid of farewell to his homeland, infused with love and rage and exploring the complexities of leaving a place you have called home.

Director Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion.

This screening is presented in partnership with the Race, Rights and Sovereignty series (The Glasgow School of Art and GSA Students’ Association).

Details and tickets

This event is part of the 14th edition of Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival, happening in Scotland from 25 October – 3 November 2019. Find the programme at:

Beyond That Wall

beyond that wall.

Wednesday 30 October, 2019 7 p.m.

Alliance Française
3 Park Circus, Glasgow G3 6AX

In Casablanca, two working class children look for life beyond the walls of what they know.

This film is screening as part of Acrobatie & the Hole – Opening

An Opera of the World

an opea of the world aim

Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Kelvin Hall, Moving Image Archive, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AW

Manthia Diawara’s film, An Opera of the World (2017), is based on the African opera Bintou Were, a Sahel Opera, which recounts an eternal migration drama. The Bintou Were opera, filmed on location in Bamako in 2007, serves as a mirror for Diawara to build an aesthetic and reflexive story, through song and dance, about the current and yet timeless drama of migration between North and South, and the ongoing refugee crises. The film ponders on the realities of cultural encounters through the concepts of métissage and hybridity.

Followed by Discussion

World-renowned film scholar Manthia Diawara will take part in a discussion after the screening.

Full details and Booking

a womens eye

A Woman’s Eye

Thursday, 31 October, 2019

Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street, Glasgow G40 1BP

This program offer points of view of African women on the African societies in which they live. Because the world is a full circle of 360°, to see it without a woman’s eye is to restrict our field of vision. Through a compilation of short films, we show women’s stories from Tunisia, Senegal, Burundi, Rwanda and Mali. These films celebrate the diversity of an immensely rich continent from east to west, north to south, bringing stories of African women that are often little understood in a globalised world. It is an ode to this feminine force that remains standing even in adversity.

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Sliding Scale Payment

To make this year’s festival more accessible to those on a low income, a sliding scale re ticket price has been  implemented of £0-£8 for our events where possible.*

You pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof or ID. Just expecting honesty thus allowing flexibility and affordability.


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