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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 […]

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.

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

TAKE ONE ACTION FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS TO ABERDEEN & INVERNESS!
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Grab your diaries! Take One Action Film Festival is on the road and returns to Aberdeen & Inverness this November to premiere the most acclaimed international documentaries focusing on social and environmental justice. At a time when concepts of truth and democracy are being stretched beyond recognition, the tide of political upheavals, environmental threats and […]

TOA Volunteer View: Women of the world, unite!
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A Volunteers View: Take One Action volunteer, Serena Scateni examines the place of women in the film industry, and how TOA is placing female directors at the heart of the programme this year.   In the aftermath of the outburst of the Weinstein scandal and the rise of the MeToo movement (roughly) around the world, awareness of […]

TOA Volunteers View: Tales of refuge
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Take One Action Volunteer, Kevin Perreau, takes a look at this year’s programme and how it connects to his experience volunteering with refugees / asylum seekers in Scotland today.   “From earliest times, humans – explorers and thinkers – have wanted to figure out the shape of their world. Forever, the way we’ve done that […]

Take One Action Film Festivals react to announcement of prolonged CCA closure
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Take One Action Film Festivals – along with the wider community CCA supports and especially its tenants – were stunned by the recent news of the prolonged closure of the city’s flagship cultural venue.   “Our thoughts are with the CCA staff and all their tenants,” said Executive Director Tamara Van Strijthem. “This is such […]

TOAFF18: D/Deaf Accessible Screenings & Events
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Take One Action are committed to ensuring that more of our events are accessible to D/deaf audiences and those who are hard of hearing. We are delighted that, for the first time, several of our events will be captioned and feature BSL interpretation so that they can be enjoyed by the widest possible audience. Please […]

TOA Volunteers View: Truth, Democracy & Cinema
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A Volunteers View: Take One Action volunteer, Jamie Wills takes a look at this years programme and how it connects to the conversations about democracy, “fake news” and individual action being had today.   The internet was supposed to democratise news. And, in a way, it has: the public’s ability to dump content and comment […]