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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
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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