re.action

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

PROMPT 1.
re.imaginings – what other worlds are possible?

All the World’s Futures – William Corner

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).

PROMPT 2.
imagining a future beyond surveillance

PROMPT 3.
intergenerational feminism

PROMPT 4.
the many faces of gentrification

PROMPT 5.
i’m every woman

This photo was taken in Freetown Christiania, an intentional community/commune inside of Copenhagen. I’m every woman to me enacts the idea that we as women represent each other every day, what we do affects one another, and for that reason we must always be critical of how our actions might affect those around us. – Giulia Giannetti

Animals Who Bleed Without Dying by Meli Vasiloudes Bayada
CN: Contains references to sex, violence and death

PROMPT 6:
life on the front lines of climate change

William Corner

PROMPT 7:
decolonising the curriculum

PROMPT 8:
what does decolonisation look like?

PROMPT 9:
can grassroots activism translate into the political arena?

PROMPT 10:
holding our breath: who pays the price for pollution?

PROMPT 11:
chosen family

The words “Chosen family” immediately make me think of SambaYaBamba, the “samba fam”, which threw its arms around me when I arrived in Glasgow and has held me tight ever since.Here’s a photo from a time where we could all pile on top of each other and make loud music… – Lisa Hough-Stewart

PROMPT 12:
can we decolonise healthcare?

PROMPT 13:
looks to die for: can fashion ever be ethical?

PROMPT 14:
land rights and climate justice

PROMPT 15:
how do we reclaim public services?

PROMPT 16:
holding corporations to account

PROMPT 17:
what does press freedom mean in the age of “MSM” bashing?