By Miles Fielder
Published August 23, 2013
Scotland’s biggest celebration of African cinema returns for its 8th consecutive year at Filmhouse Cinema, returns to the Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) for the second year (following the Festival’s Glasgow debut in 2012), and for the first time this year expands into Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) plus several ‘pop-up cinema venues, details of which are soon to be announced.
Taking the theme Twende: Africa on the Move (“twende” is Kiswahili for “let’s go!”), a diverse programme of documentary and fictional films will capture Africa’s richness and beauty through movement, literal and metaphorical, from the movement of people across regions and borders with films about immigration and asylum, through political, cultural and social movements, to movement in its more literal form with films about sport, dance and street life in African cities.
The film programme, as always, will be accompanied by a wide range of events including directors’ Q&As and masterclasses, workshops, music performances and a visual art exhibition.
The full programme will be announced on September 23, 2013, and will be available at africa-in-motion.org.uk, filmhousecinema.com and gft.org.uk