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TOAFF21: Opening & closing films announced!
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Exciting news! The UK’s leading global change film festival returns this September with a hybrid edition taking place in Edinburgh, Glasgow and online, followed by in-person festivals in Aberdeen and Inverness in October. Get your diaries out and make sure to keep an eye out for the full festival programme announcement on Thursday 19th August. […]

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The Climate Hot Seat!
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Young climate activists from across Scotland have teamed up to host a youth climate hustings in advance of the Scottish Parliament elections in May 2021.

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10 good news stories of 2020
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As this tumultuous year draws to a close, goodness knows we need to remember the positives that 2020 has brought us (yes, there were a few!).

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Take Aways: Reflections on Pier Kids
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Abbie Gladwin interviews director Elegance Bratton as part of Take One Action’s Take Aways initiative.

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Reflections on Smog Town
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I anticipate that most people watching Smog Town as part of Take One Action Film Festival will be non-Chinese viewers. As a Chinese national, I thought it would be useful to present my take on the film – and see how it may differ from yours.

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re.action
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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 […]

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Meet our new programmer!
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Tanatsei Gambura joins us from today as part of Film Hub Scotland’s New Promoter Scheme!

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Stay Home, Watch Together
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In response to cinema closures affecting cinemas and human rights film festivals across the globe, our friends at Together Films have created #StayHomeWatchTogether: a cornucopia of powerful films and discussions curated by a dedicated group of impact producers, distributors and documentarists. From April 14th – April 30th, the #StayHomeWatchTogether programme offers viewers across the globe […]

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Top Picks from Glasgow Film Festival 2020
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The Glasgow Film Festival is returning for its 15th year, bringing a sparkling line-up of documentaries, fiction films, events, talks and industry events to Glasgow from the 26th February to the 8th March. In case the sheer amount of events and screenings to choose from feels overwhelming, here are some of the titles that embody […]

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Your Next Steps
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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 […]

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Can Foreign Policy Ever Be Truly Feminist?
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Engender explore how feminism can influence foreign policy, and how this is explored through the three films they are supporting this year.

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Creative Activism Exhibition at Take One Action Film Festival
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By Blake Turner, Global Justice Now As Global Justice Now’s newest member of staff, I am extremely excited about Together We Are Powerful: Stories of Resistance, an all-day exhibition by Global Justice Now focused on global activism against corporate power, with images, artefacts and information relating to activism around the world. On my second day […]

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Shared Planet: An Eco-Activist’s Reading List
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In need of some inspiration outside of the cinema? Our TOA Volunteer Carolyn has put together a brilliant reading list to accompany our Shared Planet strand at this year’s festival