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Celebrating its fourth edition, the Africa In Motion Film Festival runs at Edinburgh Filmhouse from October 22 to November 1. A number of the films screening will also tour Scotland's Highlands and islands.
This year the festival features 60 films from 22 African countries, including more than 20 UK premieres. There is also a celebration of short film, with a £1,000 prize for the best.
During the opening weekend, the festival is screening films linked to the theme of conflict, trauma and reconciliation in a pan-African context. A number of panel events and discussions will also take place.
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Biopic/ documentary hybrid about Ethiopian marathon runner Abebe Bikila.
Story of the Zimbabwe War of Liberation as seen through the eyes of to female freedom fighters.
Survivors of the Rwandan genocide talk about living with the aftermath.
A government agent joins the cause of ghettoised aliens he has come to evict.
A battle of monumental proportions unfolds as International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo faces down warlords, genocidal dictators and world superpowers in bringing perpetrators of crimes against humanity to justice.
As civil war rages in an unnamed African country, the lives of a boy soldier and a young girl fleeing the fighting become intertwined.
Africa In Motion Film Festival Features
Hidden in plain sight Joanna Coates on Hide And Seek.
Inside Jeunet's box of tricks From boyhood puppets to 3D.
Egoyan on the sombre side Director finds inspiration close to home.
Why Nicole would always choose love Cannes opening star on her highs and lows.
Lone wolf John Jarrett on murder, mayhem and Wolf Creek 2.
A red carpet night for The Unknown Known Errol Morris and the stars come out for Donald Rumsfeld documentary.
The making of a Minister Bertrand Tavernier on Quai D'Orsay.
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