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"Take One Action's focus on empowering local audiences to engage through film with global and environmental injustice is unique in the UK. This work is really, really important."

Patrons Ken Loach & Paul Laverty

 

2012 Festival

This is an archive of events that happened during the 2012 Take One Action Film Festival.

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Fri 21 Sep 2012 – Sun 23 Sep 2012

Surviving Progress + Director Q&A

Martin Scorsese-produced rollercoaster into the future of humanity

Key themes: environment (general), globalisation

Age group: 12+


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Sat 22 Sep 2012 – Fri 5 Oct 2012

Blue Tiger + family activities

Live action+animation for all ages about imagination+green space in our cities

Key themes: environment (general), youth/family friendly

Age group: 8+


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Sat 22 Sep 2012

Lucky + Director Q&A

Powerful and nuanced drama about the impact of HIV in South Africa

Key themes: education, HIV and AIDS, poverty (global)

Age group: 15+


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Sun 23 Sep 2012

The Dancing Forest + world food

Powerful story on sustainable food production and development in Togo

Key themes: gender and power, hunger/food issues

Age group: 8+


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Sun 23 Sep 2012

Growing Change + world food

Inspiring alternatives to hunger from Latin America

Key themes: empowerment/activism, hunger/food issues

Age group: 12+


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Sun 23 Sep 2012

Nourishing A Global Community

Food, films, music & discussion

Key themes: empowerment/activism, hunger/food issues

Age group: 12+


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Sun 23 Sep 2012

The Price of Sex + Director Q&A

Provocative exploration of a multi-billion dollar industry

Key themes: gender and power

Age group: 15+


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Tue 25 Sep 2012

Global Encounters: shorts programme and workshop (Edinburgh)

Our first shorts programme, plus discussion on the image of poverty

Key themes: poverty (global)

Age group: 12+


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Tue 25 Sep 2012 – Wed 26 Sep 2012

The Woman in the Septic Tank

Extraordinary spoof-drama about who owns the image of poverty

Key themes: media issues, poverty (global)

Age group: 15+


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Tue 25 Sep 2012 – Thu 27 Sep 2012

Chasing Ice

Stunning doc on art, exploration and climate change

Key themes: climate change, world-changing film

Age group: 12 cert


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Wed 26 Sep 2012 – Tue 2 Oct 2012

War Witch (schools), Edinburgh & Glasgow

Beautiful and arresting drama about child soldiers in Africa

Key themes: conflict/reconciliation, poverty (global)

Age group: 15+


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Wed 26 Sep 2012

This Is Not A Film

Acclaimed doc and political act: imprisoned filmmaker Jafar Panahi speaks out

Key themes: historical profile, world-changing film

Age group: U cert


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Wed 26 Sep 2012 – Fri 28 Sep 2012

Sister + Director Q&A

Tender and challenging film about maternal health across the globe

Key themes: health, poverty (global)

Age group: 15+


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Wed 26 Sep 2012

The Carbon Rush - bike-powered screening

Compellingly explores the impact of Scotland’s carbon emissions across the world

Key themes: corporate responsibility, environment (general)

Age group: 15+


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Wed 26 Sep 2012 – Thu 27 Sep 2012

½ Revolution

Award-winning frontline account of the Egyptian revolution

Key themes: democracy/political systems, empowerment/activism

Age group: 15+


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Thu 27 Sep 2012

Global Encounters: shorts programme and workshop (Glasgow)

Our first shorts programme, plus discussion on the image of poverty

Key themes: poverty (global)

Age group: 12+


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Fri 28 Sep 2012 – Sat 29 Sep 2012

5 Broken Cameras + director Q&A

Sundance Best Doc about Palestinian father and filmmaker Emad Burnat

Key themes: Mid East/Isr-Palestine

Age group: 15+


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Fri 28 Sep 2012 – Thu 4 Oct 2012

Cape Spin: an American power struggle

Hilarious and intimate take on US wind power dispute in Martha’s Vineyard

Key themes: empowerment/activism, environment (general), media issues

Age group: 12+


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Sat 29 Sep 2012 – Sun 30 Sep 2012

Mary Poppins: battle of the bankers (free)

Art, street theatre and a classic Disney film

Key themes: corporate responsibility, youth/family friendly

Age group: U cert


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Sun 30 Sep 2012

Wikileaks: secrets and lies

Gripping full-access account of the story that shook the USA and the world

Key themes: historical profile, media issues

Age group: 12+


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Sun 30 Sep 2012

The Whistleblower

Powerful new drama about the sex-trafficking crisis that hit the UN in 2001

Key themes: gender and power, historical profile

Age group: 15 cert


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Tue 2 Oct 2012 – Wed 3 Oct 2012

War Witch / UK Premiere

Beautiful and arresting drama about child soldiers in Africa

Key themes: conflict/reconciliation, poverty (global)

Age group: 15+


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Tue 2 Oct 2012

We’re Not Broke / European preview

Sundance doc about the effect of corporate tax dodging on public services

Key themes: corporate responsibility, democracy/political systems

Age group: 12+


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Wed 3 Oct 2012 – Thu 4 Oct 2012

Zero Silence + character Q&A

Beautifully shot portrait of the young people who made the Arab Spring

Key themes: empowerment/activism, historical profile

Age group: 15+


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Thu 4 Oct 2012

When Movements Click

Key themes: empowerment/activism

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Fri 5 Oct 2012

Call Me Kuchu

Haunting and inspiring tale of Ugandan gay rights activists

Key themes: empowerment/activism, gender and power

Age group: 15+


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Sat 6 Oct 2012

Surprise Screening: Audience Award (tickets from £1) Edinburgh only

Simply the best film of the festival – as voted for by you

Key themes: world-changing film

Age group: 15+


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Sat 6 Oct 2012

Take One Action Céilidh

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Friday 18 April

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