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Sports Stories from around the African Commonwealth


30 films, 14 African countries, 9 sports, 27 venues. Africa in Motion (AiM) takes on a distinctive sporting theme when it tours Scotland in the lead up to and during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games this summer.

As part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, Sports Stories from around the African Commonwealth will bring fascinating film screenings and events to venues across Scotland from 1 June–28 July 2014.

Presented by AiM – Scotland’s annual African film festival – the tour will highlight a diverse array of narratives from across Africa, telling each country’s special sports story through a visual experience of history, culture, economy, climate, and ethnic diversity.

Watch boxing in Ghana, cycling in Rwanda, long-distance running in Kenya and Ethiopia, surfing in South Africa, football in Nigeria and much more.

Sports Stories from around the African Commonwealth will be hosted by innovative venues such as the Glasgow Climbing Academy, which will present a series of African adventure films. Bike-powered screenings will take place at the Riverside Museum, and a documentary on a Tanzanian women’s football team will be shown at Glasgow Film Theatre – co-hosted by Glasgow City Ladies Football Club.

The AiM Shebeen Screen will also offer pop-up cinema experiences in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Skye, Cromarty, Inverness, Coll and Dunoon.

For more information, check out the video below or visit the AiM website.

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