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The ninth edition of Africa in Motion (AiM) took place from 24 October to 9 November 2014 in Glasgow and Edinburgh where 61 films were showcased to over 4800 people. The AiM Short Film Competition 2014 had a competitive shortlist but after much deliberation, the jury chose Berea, directed by South African Vincent Moloi, as the overall winner. The film tells the story of an old Jewish man living in an apartment in inner-city Johannesburg, long after his friends and family have moved on, whose week revolves around the visit of a beautiful stranger. The Audience Award for the Short Film Competition went to Adamt (Listen) directed by Zelalem Woldemariam, a previous AiM Short Film Competition Audience Award winner. The film is about a young Ethiopian composer and drummer who is struggling with a traumatic experience from his childhood. For more information visit the AiM website.
To see an interview with Vincent Moloi about the film, click here:
European broadcaster, Modern Times Group (MTG), has launched four factual pay-TV channels in the Republic of Seychelles via cable operator Intelvision.
The four new channels, namely- Viasat Crime, Viasat Explore, Viasat History and Viasat Nature, which will be a part of Intelvision’s bouquet, was earlier launched in Malawi, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. “This is the first time our African Viasat channels are available outside of the mainland,” said Laetitia Royaards, MTG Africa’s head of pay TV. “Our ambition is to increase the presence of our channels further and there are several new exciting premieres coming to all of our channels in the next month.”
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