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<ul><li><p>1p r e s e n t s</p><p> Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Cromarty, Dumfries, Oban, Coll, Dunoon</p><p>www.afr ica- in-mot ion .org .uk</p><p>Sports Stories from around the African Commonwealth</p><p>1 June to 28 July 2014</p></li><li><p>2Once upon a time...a baton journeyed across a rainy, jolly and inspiring land. As it travelled, it passed tartan bagpipers, quirky fashionistas, towering turrets, longhaired cows, and lots of whisky drinkers. The day it landed in the hub of all this excitement it noticed that the cultural jewels that make this land great, now shone so brightly, that explorers, adventurers and dreamers came from all over the world to see it for themselves.</p><p>One of these unique gems was an African film festival which had brought to this land all kinds of colourful, cultural treats from the </p><p>African continent</p><p>glowing</p><p>2</p></li><li><p>3Contents Introduction .......................... 4</p><p>About us ................................ 5</p><p>AiM Shebeen Screen ................ 7</p><p>Schedule ................................ 9</p><p>Glasgow ............................... 10</p><p>Edinburgh ............................. 24</p><p>Dundee .................................. 30</p><p>Inverness .............................. 35</p><p>Isle of Skye ............................ 38</p><p>Cromarty ............................. 40</p><p>Dumfries ............................... 42</p><p>Oban ..................................... 43</p><p>Coll ...................................... 44</p><p>Dunoon ................................. 45</p><p>Glasgow Edinburgh</p><p>Dumfries</p><p>Oban</p><p>Cromarty</p><p>Isle of Skye</p><p>Dundee</p><p>Inverness</p><p>Coll</p><p>Dunoon</p><p>Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival</p><p>@aimfilmfest</p><p></p><p></p><p>Contact US</p></li><li><p>4Sport has the power to change the world Nelson Mandela, 2000</p><p>Welcome to this special edition of the Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival. We are kicking off the year with a touring programme of African sports films, entitled Sports Stories from around the African Commonwealth, which is set to journey across Scotland during the lead up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.</p><p>By highlighting the diverse array of sport narratives from across Africa we will show how each country and region has its own story linked to sport, depending on its history, culture, economy, climate, and ethnic diversity. We are travelling across the African Commonwealth and beyond, allowing Scotland Commonwealth spectators to watch boxing in Ghana, cycling in Rwanda, long-distance running in Kenya and Ethiopia, surfing in South Africa, football in Nigeria and much more.</p><p>Sport has the power to inspire, challenge and test everything that makes us human; it can break down the barriers of difference, create hope, promote equality and build friendship. The festival will also use sport to highlight some of the main aims of the Commonwealth including HIV/AIDS awareness, democracy, refugee and asylum seekers and the history of slavery. Viewers will be taken on a visual journey through the African Commonwealth highlighting triumphs and key challenges through sports.</p></li><li><p>About Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival For those of you new to AiM, we are an annual African film festival, now in our ninth year, comprised of screenings of African films and other related events. Since our inauguration in 2006 the festival has endeavoured to show the vibrancy of African cinema in Scotland, screening over 350 African films to audiences of around 20,000 people over the years. By screening African stories told by African people we aim to show a different perspective of Africa, one that counters the western clichs and instead reveals diverse stories from across the continent. Our main annual festival will take place, as usual, at the end of October this year.</p><p>5</p><p>About the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme The Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme is a national celebration. Culture 2014 will showcase dance, theatre, music, visual arts, comedy and much more in the run up to and after the Commonwealth Games, with Festival 2014 transforming the Host City at Games time. The Cultural Programme is a partnership between the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, Glasgow Life, and Creative Scotland through National Lottery funding. </p><p>For full details on the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme see:</p></li><li><p>6Sports Stories from around the African Commonwealth </p><p>from 14 countries</p><p>will travel to 27 venues</p><p>covering 9 different sports</p><p>1 car will take the AiM team and</p><p>10 different locations across Scotland</p><p>2 bike-powered screenings powered bY 6 bicycles </p><p>2 Glaswegian hip hop dancers </p><p>2 TANGO DANCERS</p><p>1 pop-up ShebeeN SCReen to </p><p>30 African films</p><p>In June and July we are taking African sport films across Scotland, heres what we have in store for you!</p><p>There will also be:</p></li><li><p>7The AiM Shebeen Screen will draw inspiration from shebeens in both South Africa and Scotland, to create a pop-up cinema that will tour across Scotland during the festival. We have recreated an African video parlour using a projector, a screen, murals and African fabrics. The Shebeen Screen will travel around venues in Scotland, allowing audiences to fully immerse themselves in African film. A shebeen has cultural roots in both South Africa and Scotland: in both places it refers to an illegal or informal drinking establishment. In South Africa this is typically an informal drinking place in a township, and in Scotland it is, likewise, an unlicensed pub. Scotland-based Zimbabwean artist Fadzai Mwakutuya Hamburgh along with Italian artist Ivan Micelli have designed the murals for the Shebeen Screen, recreating scenes from a shebeen in order to transport the audience to an African setting.</p><p>The Shebeen Screen tour is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of BFIs Film Audience Network, and The Touring Network. </p><p>As part of the BFIs Film Audience Network, Film Hub Scotland is one of nine Hubs set up across the UK to extend film choice, increase and broaden film audiences, and enhance opportunities for audiences to engage with and learn about film.</p><p>The Touring Network exists to see rural touring be a central, celebrated and indispensable part of the cultural life of Scotland. The Network exists to enable remarkable live performances of the highest level, transform people as promoters, performers, audiences and create vibrant places to live, work and visit.</p><p>AIM SHEBEEN SCREEN</p></li><li><p>8The African Commonwealth and the Commonwealth Games </p><p>Ghana Joined Commonwealth: 1957Medals: 55</p><p>ZAMBIA Joined Commonwealth: 1964</p><p>Medals: 29Raymond Lweendo won Gold </p><p>in the men's 400m hurdles in the 1970 Games held in Edinburgh.</p><p>Kenya Joined Commonwealth: 1963</p><p>Medals: 195Kenya is famous for its </p><p>distance runners and their many Olympic and </p><p>Commonwealth titles on the running track. </p><p>Nigeria Joined Commonwealth: 1960 (suspended 199599)Medals: 176Nigeria made its debut in the British empire Games in 1950, winning silver in the mens high jump competition.</p><p>Tanzania Joined Commonwealth: 1961Medals: 21Having made their debut in the 1962 Games, Tanzania achieved medal success at every Commonwealth Games from 1970 through to 2006.</p><p>South Africa Joined Commonwealth: 1931(left in 1961, rejoined in 1994)Medals: 311In 2006 Louis van Zyl broke the record for mens 400m hurdles with a time of 48.05 seconds.</p><p>RwandaJoined Commonwealth: 2009Medals: 0 so far</p><p>8</p></li><li><p>9MO</p><p>ND</p><p>AY</p><p>TU</p><p>ES</p><p>DA</p><p>YW</p><p>ED</p><p>NE</p><p>SD</p><p>AY</p><p>TH</p><p>UR</p><p>SD</p><p>AY</p><p>FR</p><p>IDA</p><p>YS</p><p>AT</p><p>UR</p><p>DA</p><p>YS</p><p>UN</p><p>DA</p><p>Y</p><p>Du</p><p>nd</p><p>ee</p><p>Du</p><p>nd</p><p>ee</p><p>Du</p><p>nd</p><p>ee</p><p>Du</p><p>nd</p><p>ee</p><p>Du</p><p>nd</p><p>ee</p><p>Du</p><p>nd</p><p>ee</p><p>Du</p><p>nd</p><p>ee</p><p>INV</p><p>ER</p><p>NE</p><p>SS</p><p>INV</p><p>ER</p><p>NE</p><p>SS</p><p>INV</p><p>ER</p><p>NE</p><p>SS</p><p>ISL</p><p>E O</p><p>F </p><p>SK</p><p>YE</p><p>CR</p><p>OM</p><p>AR</p><p>TY</p><p>CR</p><p>OM</p><p>AR</p><p>TY</p><p>ED</p><p>INB</p><p>UR</p><p>GH</p><p>DU</p><p>MF</p><p>RIE</p><p>SG</p><p>LA</p><p>SG</p><p>OW</p><p>OB</p><p>AN</p><p>CO</p><p>LL</p><p>DU</p><p>No</p><p>oN</p><p>GL</p><p>AS</p><p>GO</p><p>WG</p><p>LA</p><p>SG</p><p>OW</p><p>Mo</p><p>nd</p><p>ay</p><p>Tu</p><p>es</p><p>da</p><p>yW</p><p>ed</p><p>ne</p><p>sd</p><p>ay</p><p>Th</p><p>ur</p><p>sd</p><p>ay</p><p>Fr</p><p>ida</p><p>yS</p><p>at</p><p>ur</p><p>da</p><p>yS</p><p>un</p><p>da</p><p>y</p><p>ED</p><p>INB</p><p>UR</p><p>GH</p><p>ED</p><p>INB</p><p>UR</p><p>GH</p><p>GL</p><p>AS</p><p>GO</p><p>WG</p><p>LA</p><p>SG</p><p>OW</p><p>GL</p><p>AS</p><p>GO</p><p>WG</p><p>LA</p><p>SG</p><p>OW</p><p>GL</p><p>AS</p><p>GO</p><p>WG</p><p>LA</p><p>SG</p><p>OW</p><p>GL</p><p>AS</p><p>GO</p><p>WE</p><p>DIN</p><p>BU</p><p>RG</p><p>HG</p><p>LA</p><p>SG</p><p>OW</p><p>ED</p><p>INB</p><p>UR</p><p>GH</p><p>ED</p><p>INB</p><p>UR</p><p>GH</p><p>GL</p><p>AS</p><p>GO</p><p>WE</p><p>DIN</p><p>BU</p><p>RG</p><p>HE</p><p>DIN</p><p>BU</p><p>RG</p><p>HE</p><p>DIN</p><p>BU</p><p>RG</p><p>H</p><p>GL</p><p>AS</p><p>GO</p><p>W</p><p>12</p><p>34</p><p>56</p><p>78</p><p>910</p><p>1112</p><p>13</p><p>1415</p><p>1617</p><p>1819</p><p>20</p><p>21</p><p>22</p><p>23</p><p>24</p><p>25</p><p>26</p><p>27</p><p>28</p><p>29</p><p>30</p><p>31</p><p>Jun</p><p>e</p><p>JuL</p><p>Y</p><p>SCHE</p><p>DULE</p><p>1</p><p>23</p><p>45</p><p>67</p><p>8</p><p>910</p><p>1112</p><p>1314</p><p>15</p><p>1617</p><p>1819</p><p>20</p><p>21</p><p>22</p><p>23</p><p>24</p><p>25</p><p>26</p><p>27</p><p>28</p><p>29</p><p>30</p></li><li><p>10</p><p>GlasgowFri 20 June, 6pm - 10pmThe Climbing Academy, 124 Portman Street, Glasgow G41 1EJFree and non-ticketedWebsite:</p><p>We are taking the bouldering experience to another level at the Climbing Academy, as we explore new and exciting angles both on the climbing walls and on screen. We join adrenaline junkies in Africa as they search for the next rush and new adventure. The film screenings will take place in the caf of the Climbing Academy. Join us for a screening of an action-packed African film before or after your climbing practice, or just come along to experience something new.</p><p>Unfinished BusinessGraham Shillington | South Africa 2009 | 23m | 15 | Short</p><p>Unfinished Business is a dynamic and quirky short documentary with a madcap premise. It follows the vertigo-inducing exploits of solo South African climber Jeremy Samson and his pipe dream to put a pinnacle atop Table Mountain so he can take his sport to the limit and beyond. A refreshingly funny and intelligent look at the thrill-seeking sports culture in Cape Town.</p><p>Two Wings Many PrayersLLoyd Ross | South Africa 2013 | 52m | 15 | Documentary</p><p>Two South African friends with a love for aviation and adventure decide to design and build their own tiny aircraft. As if this isnt challenge enough, they also want to put their money where their mouth is and attempt to fly the little single engine two-seater around the world. </p><p>StreetballDemetrius Wren | South Africa 2010 | 1h18m | 15 | Documentary</p><p>Years after the end of apartheid South Africa remains one of the most unequal countries in the world. In 2008, as the country prepares to host the FIFA World Cup, everyone is brimming with excitement, and new airports and stadiums are built to welcome visitors from across the world. Streetball looks behind the scenes of this euphoria and tells the stories of South Africas 2008 Homeless World Cup team. </p><p>Camera, Adventure, Action</p></li><li><p>11</p><p>GlasgowSat 28 June, 12pm - 2pmSun 29 June, 11.30am - 1.30pmRiverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Road, Glasgow G3 8RSFree and non-ticketedWebsite: Through this selection of African short films, suitable for children of all ages, we will travel by bicycle, fishing boat, on foot and by toy car through Zambia, Tunisia, Kenya and Ethiopia to share in the adventures and dreams of children in Africa. Come and enjoy a tour through the moving wonders of Scotlands Museum of Transport and Travel, stop by the bike-powered screenings of this selection of short films for families, and be transported to Africa! </p><p>After the screenings staff will be available to talk visitors through the process of powering a screen using bikes. The screenings include:</p><p>Mwansa the GreatRungano Nyoni | Zambia/UK 2011 | 23m | Nyanja with English subtitles</p><p>An eight-year-old boy who aspires to be a hero embarks upon a journey to prove his greatness, with unexpected consequences. A moving insight into childhood where fantasy jostles with reality as a young boys imagination transforms and empowers everyday life.</p><p>Sabbat El Aid (My Shoes)Anis Lassoued | Tunisia 2012 | 30m | Tunisian dialect with English subtitles</p><p>Nine-year-old Nader loves to run, as if he wants to defy gravity. We follow him as he journeys through his village, down winding paths bordered with lush green forests, greeting each neighbour as he passes, until he climbs up a large mountain to the tallest point where he looks down over his small village with a sense of awe and freedom. While shopping for Eid clothes with his parents, he sets his heart on a pair of expensive shoes beyond what his father can afford. A touching short that transports the audience into a boys dream world through the magic of animation. </p><p>Zebu and the Photo FishZipporah Nyaruri | Uganda 2011 | 12m</p><p>Ten-year-old Zebu is struggling to look up to his fisherman father as his hero, ever since he stopped bringing fish home. Zebus father is paying a big debt to a businessman in the village who bailed him from being locked up in jail. One day, Zebus mother falls ill and Zebu comes up with a clever trick.</p><p>Lezare (For Today)Zelalem Woldemariam | Ethiopia 2010 | 15m | Amharic with English subtitles</p><p>Based on an Ethiopian folktale, Lezare is a revealing and touching story about a homeless boy in a small village in southern Ethiopia. This beautifully shot film conveys a powerful message about global warming, environmental protection, poverty and hunger.</p><p>Mwansa the Great</p><p>Through Africa on a Bicycle</p></li><li><p>12</p><p>Glasgow</p><p>Sat 28 June, 6pmRiverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Road, Glasgow G3 8RSFree but ticketed: Book your tickets in advance at Riverside Museum in person or call 0141 287 2720. Tickets are very limited so please book early to avoid disappointmentWebsite:</p><p>Share camaraderie with your fellow cyclists on and off screen as you embark upon an epic adventure across the land of a thousand hills in the Riverside Museum, Scotlands Museum of Transport and Travel. You will be caught up in the journey, as you will find out how a bicycle is both essential to the lives of the people in Rwanda and to the screening, as the entire film will be pedal-powered by you, the audience! We are working in partnership with Take One Action Film Festival to hold this bike-powered screening of the Rwandan cycling film Rising From Ashes. The screening will be used to raise awareness about the social and environmental impact of cycling.</p><p>Rising From AshesT.C. Johnson | Rwanda/US 2013 | 1h22m |Kinyarwanda, English with English subtitles | 15 | Documentary</p><p>In Rwanda, The Land of a Thousand Hills, the bicycle is essential to life. It is how you move. It is how you work. And during the genocide of 1994, it was how you survived. Stand on any corner of any village throughout the country, and farmers will scream down hillsides barefoot on 25-year-old bikes loaded with 100 pounds of potatoes, bicycle taxi drivers peddle diligently with a mother and daughter in tow, and a child amuses himself for hours guiding a bent wheel down alleyways. It seems natural, maybe destined, that bike racing has a rich history in Rwanda. Rising From Ashes is a documentary about two worlds colliding when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda to help a group of struggling genocide survivors pursue their dream of a national team. As they set out against impossible odds both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past.</p><p>Cycling through the land of a thousand hills</p></li><li><p>13</p><p>GlasgowTwiga Stars: Tanzanias Soccer SistersNisha Ligon| Tanzania/USA 2010 | 1h20m | English and Swahili with English subtitles | 15 | Documentary</p><p>Sat 5 July, 3pmGlasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RBBook online: www.glasgowfilm.orgBox office: 0141 3326535</p><p>This inspiring documentary follows a year in the life of the Twiga Stars, Tanzanias national womens football team, as they come together for their biggest competition ever. Through the gruel of intensive practice, the heartbreak of t...</p></li></ul>