Africa in Motion Film Festival 2017 looks at African and black identities globally
- Louise Stoddart
- 26 September 2017
12th edition of Scotland's annual African film festival brings a programme of screenings, discussions, Q&As with filmmake
This year's Africa in Motion Festival aims to take visitors on a journey across the continent while exploring African and black identities around the world. Film strands include 'Africa's Lost Classics' which brings classic African films to Scotland, 'Women in Focus' which aims to champion women in film and 'Reviving Scotland's Black History' where the work of young film programmers is brought to the screen.
As a major annual event in Scotland's cultural calendar, Africa in Motion brings the best of African cinema to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Here are some of our favourite events happening this year:
Félicité (festival opening night)
Bar singer Félicité sets out to make a life for her and her son in Kinshasa, the largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Life in the city can be overwhelming, but she soon finds financial and emotional support from Tabu, who regularly visits the bar where she performs.
Fri 27 Oct, 8.35pm, Edinburgh Filmhouse