Take One Action nurtures communal exploration of the stories, ideas and questions at the heart of positive social change. Through film screenings, conversation and enquiry, we bring people together to inspire a fairer, more sustainable and more fulfilling world, in Scotland and beyond our borders.
Established in 2008, Take One Action are an Edinburgh-based, independent charity founded by film lovers, cultural activists and globally concerned citizens who believe that shared cinematic experience can catalyse lasting change. Our annual programme of activities welcomes upwards of 5,000 audience members each year and includes a 12-day festival in Edinburgh & Glasgow, two weekend festivals in Aberdeen & Inverness, a network of local film clubs and a series of individual screenings, talks and training opportunities.
Come, take part, and be inspired.
Short of the Week
I am Not Afraid of the Soldiers
Yazan lives in a Palestinian refugee camp, surrounded by tall concrete walls, guard towers and patrolling soldiers.
He and his friends dream of a less fractious, more autonomous reality – they no longer want to live in fear of the Israeli soldiers’ tear gas and bullets.
I am Not Afraid of the Soldiers is a small story about a great and complicated conflict, and a powerful celebration of friendship and the power of stories.
From the Blog
Our 2019 Festival in Edinburgh & Glasgow has drawn to a close and what a festival it’s been! Over the last 12 days we have welcomed over 3,500 engaged audience members to our events and screenings, and hosted many insightful conversations exploring our connections – individual and collective – to some of the most urgent issues affecting our […]