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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

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Scottish Documentary Institute: Creative Docs to Discover & Inspire at TOAFF19
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The team at Scottish Documentary Institute share the most creative and artistic documentaries which they are looking forward to discovering at TOAFF19. It’s fair to say that documentary has exploded in recent years, with filmmakers around the globe encouraged by commissioners to try and explain issues that affect all our lives in a variety of […]

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TOA Volunteer View – “All Equal”
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Our festival volunteer Carolyn Paterson explores our All Equal strand and picks her highlights from the 2019 festival programme

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Making Noise with Cinema: Activism on Screen
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Festival volunteer Rosie Beattie looks ahead to her top five most highly anticipated screenings that are taking place at this year’s festival.

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Opening & Closing Film of TOAFF19 Announced!
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We are delighted to reveal our opening and closing night films at TOAFF19 in Edinburgh & Glasgow, ahead of the full festival programme announcement on Wednesday 14th August.

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Volunteer with Take One Action Film Festival!
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Do you want a fairer, more sustainable world? Do you love international cinema and enjoy making links with other people who feel the same? The join us this year as a Festival Volunteer!   We are looking for enthusiastic people who are passionate about social and environmental justice and who really want to be a […]

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Top Picks from the Glasgow Film Festival 2019
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The Glasgow Film Festival is back for its 14th year, bringing an exceptional programme of documentaries, fiction films, events, talks and industry events to Glasgow from the 20th February – 3rd March. With an overwhelming array of fantastic films to choose from we have done the hard work for you and selected our top picks […]