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About Us

Africa in Motion is an audience-based festival, founded in 2006 by African film researcher Lizelle Bisschoff. The main aims of the festival have been, since its inception, to introduce Scottish audiences to the brilliance of African cinema and to overcome the under-representation and marginalisation of African film in British film-going culture. We believe that the best way to learn about Africa is to listen to African voices and to view representations created by African themselves, as these often counter the stereotypical representations we see from Africa in mainstream media in the West. But our main reason for screening the films is because we believe they are great films which should be seen the world over. Over the past eight years we have screened close to 350 African films to audiences totalling around 20,000 people!

Festival people:

Management Team & Curation: 

Justine Atkinson - [email protected]

Lizelle Bisschoff - [email protected]

Natalia Palombo - [email protected]

Web Development: James Cocker

Graphic Designer: Jamie Young

AiM Board of Trustees

Gerhard Anders: Lecturer in African Studies, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh

David Archibald: Lecturer in Film Studies, University of Glasgow 

Lizelle Bisschoff: Africa in Motion fim festival founder, Research Fellow at University of Glasgow

Graham Campbell: Network Development Coordinator, African & Caribbean Network, Glasgow

Jacqueline Maingard: Senior Lecturer, Department of Drama: Theatre, Film, Television, University of Bristol

David Murphy: Professor, School of Languages, Cultures and Religions, University of Stirling

Peter West: Malawi's Honorary Consul in Scotland 

Past Festivals

Browse our archives for previous festival programmes:

Africa in Motion 2013

Africa in Motion 2012

Africa in Motion 2011

Africa in Motion 2010

Africa in Motion 2009

Africa in Motion 2008

Africa in Motion 2007

Africa in Motion 2006

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