ENJOY AiM 2017 ‘FREE FEST’ in Edinburgh

24 October 2017


You are dying to attend Africa in Motion 2017 in Edinburgh but you turned off your heating last week and you are currently surviving on your last bowl of pasta?

Don’t worry, we thought about you! Let us guide you through our programme of free events; with 15 events ranging from film screenings to workshops and talks, there is a free fest for you!


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Discover the literary movement Negritude with an imagined debate between Wole Soyinka and Léopold Sédar Senghor and as well as one of the founders of panafrican cinema and the Carthage Film Festival, Tahar Cheriaa.

Into music? We are organising a workshops around Moroccan music and documentary filmmaking with the makers of Trances, a classic documentary about Nass El Ghiwane, the ‘Rolling Stones of Morocco’.

Don’t forget to visit our visual exhibition at Whitespace! It’s your chance to learn everything you have always wanted to know about African’s lost classics between Monday 30 and Thursday 9! Our tip: pop in on Monday 30th, we are celebrating the opening with wine and nibbles!


African Film: Looking Back through the Lens

30 Oct – 9 Nov | Whitespace Gallery

+ Exhibition Opening on Mon 30 at 6pm (drinks and nibbles)


Stars in Our Eyes

Homage to Tahar Cheriaa + Al-Sandawich

Mon 30 Oct at 4pm | Edinburgh College of Art (Hunter Lecture Theatre)


Call-and-Response : A Workshop on Moroccan Music Documentary

Sun 29 Oct at 2:30PM | Dance base


Negritude: A Dialogue Between Wole Soyinka and Senghor

Tue 31 Oct at 7.30pm | St John’s Church



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We are working with AHRC funded International Network, ‘Afro-Latin (in)visibility and the UN decade: Cultural politics in motion in Nicaragua, Colombia and the UK’.

Take this great opportunity to engage with Afro-descendant heritage and futures across the Central American and Caribbean region.  


Cuba Libre

Tue 31 Oct at 7.30pm | University of Edinburgh (50 George Square)


Symposium : Politics and Poetics of Afro-Latin Visibility

Thu 2 & Fri 3

Contact afrolatinresearch@gmail.com for more info


The Black Creoles: Memories and Identities

Fri 3 Nov at 6.30pm | University of Edinburgh (50 George Square)


Why don’t you also check out our other events taking place across the different departments of the University of Edinburgh? It will be just like going back to Uni (or very convenient if you are there already!)


Power to the People

Accra Power + Uprize!

Tue 31 Oct at 3pm | Edinburgh College of Art (Film and TV Screening Room)



Wed 1 Nov at 7pm | University of Edinburgh (50 George Square)


T-Junction – UK Premiere

Thu 2 Nov at 7pm | University of Edinburgh (50 George Square)


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Whether you want to shake your booty in one of Edinburgh’s most chilled and beloved bar or go an limb and attend a screening of Blaxploitation Sollywood [South Africa + Hollywood] flick featuring the coolest main protagonist in the history of African cinema, Joe Bullet.  


Joe Bullet

Fri 3 Nov at 7pm | North Edinburgh Arts Centre



Wed 1 Nov at 6pm | The Brass Monkey





Free doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be picky! Nothing of interest so far? How about these little gems?


Mama Colonel – UK Premiere

Mon 30 Oct at 7pm | The Space, Media Education


The Translatlantic Slave Trade Acknowledged

Wed 1 Nov at 7pm | St John’s Church


Africa Animated

Thu 2 Nov at 6.30pm | Woodland Creatures