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 Bleeding Rose.

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 animation shorts.

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.

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