ABOUT TAKE ONE ACTION

Take One Action Film Festivals inspires and connects young people through world- class cinema, creativity and action – to shape a better world, starting from Scotland. We believe small actions lead to big ones, and that we all make a difference.

“Take One Action breaks down the barriers of race and geography that separate us from people whose daily lives aren’t always very distant from our own” The Sunday Herald

 

WHO IS THE YOUTH PROGRAMME FOR?

As well as welcoming young people individually, we also want to strongly encourage committed teachers and youth workers to bring older students and young people to these carefully selected evening and weekend public screenings, to connect with Scotland’s wider global citizenship community.

We’ve made all youth screenings affordable (see also Community Fund for free tickets for hard to reach groups), and in some cases free. Details below. All events will be accompanied by discussion and resources to support ongoing learning and activity. Exact screening times tbc in August (generally around 6pm, excluding school screenings).

 

PROGRAMME

(also available: PDF Programme (low-res)

For ages 12+

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LANDFILL HARMONIC (schools screenings, free) – Edinburgh 22 Sept / Glasgow 22 Sept
LANDFILL HARMONIC (public/youth screenings) – Edinburgh 26 Sept / Glasgow 23 Sept
The inspiring true story of The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura “a secret treasure” Austin Chronicle

 

For ages 14+

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BIKES VS CARSEdinburgh 22 Sept (bike-powered screening)
Bike activists around the world take on the might of the car. “Terrific” Indiewire

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IVORY TOWER University of Edinburgh, 22 Sept / University of Glasgow, 24 Sept
Urgent portrait-come-protest in defence of higher education. “Crucial stuff” Time Out

 

For ages 16+

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STORIES OF OUR LIVES – Edinburgh, 19 Sept / Glasgow 20 Sept
Beautiful short film collection exploring LGBT life in Africa. “A fresh warm look at young gay rights in Africa” Hollywood Reporter

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TIGERSGlasgow, 20 Sept / Edinburgh, 19 Sept
A Pakistani medical salesman realises the true cost of big pharma. “Inspirational” Variety

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WE ARE THE GIANTEdinburgh, 18 Sept / Glasgow, 19 Sept
The most compelling take on the Arab Spring to date… “A heartfelt portrait of courage” The Guardian

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SHIELD AND SPEAREdinburgh, 17 Sept / Glasgow 26 Sept
A new generation of South African activist-artists stand up. “Vibrant and eye-opening” The Hollywood Reporter

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FOOD CHAINS Glasgow, 19 Sept / Edinburgh, 22 Sept
A biting look at supply chain injustices perpetuated by big supermarkets. “Should be seen by everyone who lifts fork to mouth” Film Journal

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BLACK ICE: THE STORY OF THE ARCTIC 30Edinburgh, 19 Sept
Gripping tale of environmental activists arrest on the high seas.

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LIFE IS SACREDEdinburgh, 20 Sept / Glasgow, 21 Sept
Powerful portrait of Columbian movement for political change. “Quietly inspirational” The Hollywood Reporter

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