At AiM 2008 we have a number of filmmakers in attendance to talk to audiences about
their work, as well as other special guests who will take part in discussions and other events.
We are thrilled to have in attendance two of the continent's most distinguished filmmakers - Malian
director Souleymane Cissé, and
Burkinabe director Gaston Kaboré, who will both
present retrospectives of their work.
Cameroonian director Osvalde Lewat will talk to the audience after the screening of her documentary
Black Business and will present a
masterclass in documentary filmmaking at the Edinburgh College of Art.
Nigerian-born, UK-based filmmaker, writer and presenter Zina Saro-Wiwa
will present her documentary This is My Africa.
UK/Zimbabwean director Ingrid Sinclair
will introduce her documentary Dance Got Me.
Director Andy Jones will talk to the audience after the screening of
his award-winning documentary As Old As My Tongue, about
legendary Zanzibar singer Bi Kidude. Famous DJ Rita Ray, who worked as
a presenter and interviewer on the film, will also be present, and will play a dj set later the
same evening as part of an Africa in Motion Afro-Scottish Club Night.
Nollywood director Chucks Mordi will discuss
the workings of the Nigerian video-film industry after the screening of
Acclaimed South African director Richard Stanley will present his cult classic
Dust Devil as well as his Voodoo documentary
The White Darkness. South African film critic,
writer, director and actor Trevor Steele Taylor
will have an extended discussion with Stanley and will also introduce the other
films part of the AiM After Hours late-night screenings.
Paula Callus, a senior lecturer at the National
Centre of Computer Animation at Bournemouth University
and an expert in African animation, will introduce the screenings of African
Filmmaker and wildlife photographer Ginger Mauney
will take part in a panel discussion after the screening of her film
Legends of the Bushmen. The discussion will
be chaired by Moragh Reid, and
Professor of Anthropology Alan Barnard and
journalist Sue Armstrong will also take part.
Please use the links on the left to read more about the guests.