Category - cinema

  • 1 Dec 2013

    AfricAvenir and Friends of Namibia are inviting guests to the London Premiere of four Namibian short films which represent and reflect some current challenges and trends facing Namibian society today.

  • 7 Aug 2013

    It has often been said that there ought to be no such thing as an 'illegal' human being. Yet this language is used frequently and potently in relation to migration. Simon Barrow previews a film that looks at the issue from a human and historical point of view.

  • 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'.

  • 14 Apr 2012

    As he travels around the world presenting his film 'The Mill and the Cross', Polish director Lech Majewski finds himself discussing its religious themes.

  • 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.

  • 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'.