Film fest countdown – at eight

THE countdown has already begun, towards the opening night of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and – in association with national screen agency, Scottish Screen – will be bringing you what it considers to be the top ten Scottish elements of the festival. So, in at number eight…

8 – A Massacre Foretold (screening with Mentrias)

Public screenings
Sunday August 19, 13.30, Filmhouse 3
Thursday August 23, 19.00, Filmhouse 2

Industry screening
Friday August 17, 9.15am, Filmhouse 3

Says Scottish Screen: “The people and the story behind a barely-reported atrocity where 45 natives of a small Southern Mexican village are murdered by paramilitary forces. Scottish director, Nick Higgins, can boast to being the only Scotsman to have graduated with a Masters Degree in Cinematography from the American Film Institute as well as being an expert on Mexican culture and politics. A Massacre Foretold understands and gives access to this hidden story.”