Category - movies

  • 6 Aug 2013

    The European Parliament and the Lux Prize have partnered with Just Festival to bring to screen four films that were contenders for the prize in previous years.

  • 15 Jun 2013

    A critical modern issue affecting the global family is the rise of violent extremism and the roots and outlets of its ideologies.

  • 28 May 2013

    A film that illustrates peaceful alternatives to the destructive cycle of violence in Syria is being given a special screening in Edinburgh tonight.

  • 11 Jan 2013

    The popular movie Zero Dark Thirty, which depicts the hunt for Osama bin Laden, has been criticised for its legitimising of torture.

  • 4 Nov 2012

    A powerful new documentary film about the work of international charity Mary’s Meals, 'Child 31', had its British public premiere today.

  • 9 Aug 2012

    Three films, one continent, three different takes on death, dying and loss. The Africa in Motion Film Festival, in collaboration with the Festival of Spirituality and Peace and the Edinburgh University Global Health Academy, is presenting a trilogy of films from Ghana, Senegal and Cameroon - plus one native Scottish short - linked by the challenging theme of 'our friend death'.

  • 5 Mar 2012

    I have recently watched Julia Haslett’s remarkable film, ‘An Encounter with Simone Weil’, and I know that my life will not be the same as a result. Not because I was previously unfamiliar with Weil, but because this particular meeting with her (or, at least, with what can be known through her writings and through the remaining fragments, images and testimonies to her life) is so deeply personal and challenging – in a way that doesn’t just go away.

  • 12 Aug 2011

    This evening (12 August) at 17:45 there is a showing of the powerful film 'Getting Out', followed by Q&A with Bishop Christopher Senjonyo from Uganda, a courageous supporter of the rights and dignity of LGBT people, at the Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh.

  • 2 Aug 2011

    The Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh is screening three fine movies as part of this year's Festival of Spirituality and Peace, which runs from 6-9 August 2011 - 'Getting Out', 'Bloody Sunday' and 'Pray the Devil Back'.

  • 29 May 2011

    A film about Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge, an 84-year-old man who enrolled in primary school in 2003 so he could learn to read the Bible, has inspired the creation of an educational charity for unprivileged children around the world.