In the spirit of community and connectivity, we want to do something special with our audiences, and in a desire to keep people connected and creative in the online sphere and beyond, we have created the re.action zine project. Throughout the festival dates – 16 -27 September – we will release a prompt each day relating to the films and events in our programme, and invite you to send us your creative responses. You are invited to respond in any way you choose: poems, drawings, photographs, essays, thoughts and reflections are all welcome!
The daily prompts will be added to this page when they get released.
You can also sign up to our e-news (www.takeoneaction.org.uk) or follow us on Instagram/Facebook (@takeoneaction) to see the daily prompts.
Send your entries by:
email: [email protected]
post: Take One Action Film Festivals
32-36 Dalmeny Street
Edinburgh, EH6 8RG
re.imaginings – what other worlds are possible?
What might a successful transition to net-zero emissions look like for my community?
by Maggie Wheeler
Midwinter, 2035, a decade and a half since the first global Covid 19 pandemic:
As I cycle along the main street in the little Orkney fishing town of Stromness I pass other locals on trikes, some with children or goods in trailers. Cycling here is so much more popular now the road surface is user-friendly and bike ramps have been installed on the steps and steep lanes, and the motor vehicles that once dominated the street are absent. Car parking spaces have been replaced with weather-proof parking shelters for bikes, trikes and trailers; there are purchase schemes and free community bike banks. (Read the full essay here).
imagining a future beyond surveillance
the many faces of gentrification
i’m every woman
Animals Who Bleed Without Dying by Meli Vasiloudes Bayada
CN: Contains references to sex, violence and death