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AiM Film Festival - tour kicks off


Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival's ‘Sports Stories from around the African Commonwealth' is now touring across Scotland.

As part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, the festival runs until 28 July 2014 and presents screenings and events in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Cromarty, Dumfries, Oban, Coll and Dunoon.

The programme includes 30 films from the African Commonwealth and beyond, so spectators in Scotland can watch boxing in Ghana, cycling in Rwanda, long-distance running in Kenya, surfing in South Africa, football in Nigeria and much more. Film highlights include:

• Rising From Ashes, a documentary following the journey of a group of struggling genocide survivors in Rwanda pursuing their dream of a national cycling team.

• The Athlete, a feature film about Ethiopian long-distance running legend Abebe Bikila, who achieved Gold in the 1960 Rome Olympic Games.

• Streetball, a documentary that looks behind the scenes of the euphoria during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa to tell the story of South Africa’s Homeless World Cup team.

As well as in cinemas, screenings are taking place in innovative venues and contexts, including a series of African adventure films at the Glasgow Climbing Academy.

Other highlights include bike-powered screenings at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow in collaboration with Take One Action Film Festival, and a screening of a documentary about a Tanzanian women’s football team, co-hosted by Glasgow City Ladies Football Club at Glasgow Film Theatre.

Films will also be shown outside of traditional screening venues thanks to a pop-up cinema initiative, the AiM Shebeen Screen.

Most screenings are free of charge, or tickets can be purchased through the box office of participating cinemas. For more information, visit the AiM website.

Find more film events which are part of the Culture 2014 programme.

The Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games are now over. This website is closed and for reference purposes only. Some external links may no longer work. For the latest news and information, please visit the Commonwealth Games Federation website.