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AiM on Tour in Rural Scotland

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November 5th-14th

New Galloway, Isle of Skye, Drumnadrochit, Lerwick

Africa in Motion on Tour is an exciting new initiative aimed at bringing African cinema to the highlands and islands of Scotland. We are proud to present the first edition of AiM on Tour this November, which has been made possible by the collaborative efforts of the four venues involved and through the generous financial support of Regional Screen Scotland. Regional Screen Scotland is the development agency for access to the cinema experience for remote, arural, costal and under-provided communities throughout Scotland.

Following shortly after the central Africa in Motion film festival to be staged in Edinburgh between 22nd October and 1st of November, AiM on Tour is in effect four mini festivals at New Galloway, Isle of Skye, Drumnadrochit and Lerwick. By working alongside established rural film venues to create unique individual programmes of some of the best feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation from the main festival we hope to establish a broader platform to expose issues as well as challenge conceptions of the African continent and African cinema. While the programmes are limited in length, we feel the films on offer create an accurate sample of the power of African cinema today, as well as emphasising the theme of AiM 2009: conflict and reconciliation. Please scroll down for a full programme of events or download the PDF of the AiM on Tour programme on the left.

AiM on Tour is financially Supported by Regional Screen Scotland

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AiM on Tour Programme and Information

All films on the AiM on Tour programme will be introduced by AiM staff.

Thursday 5th and Friday 6th November

Catstrand Centre, New Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway.

Ticketing for New Galloway only: Festival ticket available £4.00 for all three public screenings, (but please book in advance).

Tickets and Information: 01644 420374.



New Galloway Programme:

Thurs 05 Nov at 2.00pm, Terra Sonâmbula (Sleepwalking Land)

Thurs 05 Nov at  6.30pm, Tilai (The Law)

Fri 06 Nov at time TBC*, African Animation for Children

Fri 06 Nov at 7.30pm, La Maison Jaune (The Yellow House)

* – School Screening only

Sunday 8th and Monday 9th November

Club Film, Skye, Sabhal Mór Ostaig, Teangue, Isle of Skye.

Ticketing for Isle of Skye only: Public £5 (children £2.50), Club Film members free entry. Tickets available at the door .With the exception of African Animation, Mon 09 Nov, 10.00am and The Great Dance, Portree High School, Mon 09, 1.00pm – Both free entry.

Booking and Information: Club Film  01471 888 200,

The Isle of Skye leg of AiM on Tour is produced in collaboration with Club Film and Young Films.

Sleepwalking Land

Sleepwalking Land

Young Films,

Isle of Skye Programme:

Sun 08 Nov at 7.00pm, Tilai (The Law)

Mon 09 Nov at 10.00am, African Animation for Children

Mon 09 Nov at 1.00pm, (at Portree High School), The Great Dance: A Hunters Story

Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th November

Craigmonie Centre, Glen Urquhart High School, Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire.

Ticketing for Drumnadrochit only: entry is by Donation. Suggested donation:  adults £5 per day (up to 3 films a day) / children £1. Feel free to contribute more or less depending on your circumstances / how much you enjoyed the films.

Tickets and Information:  01456 459 224

The Great Dance - A Hunters Story

The Great Dance - A Hunters Story

Drumnadrochit Programme:

Wed 11 Nov and Thurs 12 at 3.40pm (1hr), African Animation for Children

Wed 11 Nov at 7.00pm, Opening presentation on African cinema by AiM director and African cinema Scholar Lizelle Bisschoff

Wed 11 Nov at 8.00pm, AiM Short Film Competition Selections

Thurs 12 Nov at 8.30pm, Terra Sonâmbula (Sleepwalking Land)

Thurs 12 Nov at 7.00pm, The Great Dance: A Hunters Story

Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November

Shetland Museum and Archives, Hays Dock, Lerwick.

Ticketing for Lerwick only: Festival ticket: £10 (£7 Concession) for all screenings over the two days. Individual film tickets: £4 (£3 concessions) with the exception of the screening of African Animation  – Sat 14th, 1.30pm – free entry. All ticket proceeds will go towards the Shetland Film Club.

Tickets and Information: Shetland Box Office 01595 745 555.

The Lerwick leg of AiM on Tour is produced in collaboration with Shetland Film Club and financially supported by Shetland Arts.

African Animation for Children - Just a Band

African Animation for Children - Just a Band

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Lerwick Programme:

Fri 13 Nov at 7pm, Opening presentation on African cinema by AiM director and African cinema Scholar Lizelle Bisschoff

Fri 13 Nov at 8.00pm, Come un uomo sulla terra (Like a Man on Earth)

Sat 14  at 1.30pm, African Animation for Children

Sat 14 Nov at 4.00pm, Tilai (The Law)

Sat 14 Nov at 7.30pm, Bamako

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