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Take One Action Film Festival 2018

Take One Action Film Festival

Take One Action Film festival (a Green Arts Initiative member) returns to Edinburgh and Glasgow, 12-23 September, to celebrate the people and the films that are changing the world!

At a time when concepts of truth and democracy are being stretched beyond recognition, the tide of political upheavals, environmental threats and isolationism can feel overwhelming. Our 2018 programme offers an antidote to despair and powerlessness. With more than 40 films on offer, 60% of which have been directed by women, this year’s festival celebrates our common humanity and our ability – individual and collective – to bring about a kinder, fairer, more sustainable world.

We believe in the transformative power of film – and so do our partners, volunteers, audiences and the filmmakers whose work we champion. Thanks to their trust and support, we are honoured to be sharing the stories of individuals and communities whose very resilience, tenacity and hope are radical acts of defiance. These include a Micronesian nation’s president’s urgent calls for climate action (Anote’s Ark), a young female Somali refugee’s historic journey to the US House of Representatives (Time for Ilhan), the unwavering strength of Spanish citizens demanding their country confront the brutal crimes of Franco’s dictatorship (The Silence of Others) and the Palestinian women whose grassroots organising was the unsung, beating heart of the first Intifada (Naila and the Uprising).

The films we screen and the conversations we foster do more than open eyes and minds: they are a direct invitation to reshape our world for the better – right here, right now.

Take a seat. Take a stand.

Explore the full festival programme:


12th September 2018 @ 8:00 pm
23rd September 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Free – £20
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