African Film: Looking Back Through the Lens Event

African Film: Looking Back Through the Lens


We have curated a large exhibition entitled African Film: Looking Back Through the Lens at three locations in Glasgow and Edinburgh. This exhibition wants to revive lost histories, spaces and times, and includes key classic films accompanied by posters, contextual information and film clips. A pre-exhibit interactive display at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow takes place between 23 and 28 Oct. This is accompanied by a symposium on Curating the Global Film Archive on Sat 28 Oct at the Moving Image Archive in Kelvin Hall. A full-scale exhibition will open with a wine reception at Whitespace Gallery in Edinburgh on Mon 30 Oct and runs until 9 Nov. Finally, a photography-based exhibition will be displayed in Filmhouse Cafe Bar in Edinburgh during the film festival between 27 Oct to 5 Nov, and will serve as a link between the Filmhouse screenings and the exhibition in Whitespace. If you are interested in film as art, learning about the lost history of African cinema, and about the histories and cultures of Africa itself, do visit these exhibitions which offer new perspectives on the lives of African films.


Glasgow / Mon 23 Oct - Sat 28 Oct / Mon-Fri: 6.30am-10pm, Sat: 8am-5pm
Free and non-ticketed / Kelvin Hall

Edinburgh / Fri 27 Oct - Sun 5 Nov / Mon-Thurs: 9am-11.30pm, Fri: 9am-12.30am, Sat: 10am-12.30am, Sun: 10am-11.30pm
Free and non-ticketed / Filmhouse

Edinburgh / Mon 30 Oct - Thu 9 Nov / 11am-6pm
Free and non-ticketed / Whitespace

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