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TOA Volunteers View: Celebrating Women Within Cinema
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A Volunteers View: Take One Action volunteer, Siobhan Divers takes a look at this year’s Sister’s Strand and how it connects to the conversations about women’s empowerment which are taking place right now.   In a world where dystopian fictions like The Handmaid’s Tale are not far from reality for many women – women are […]

TOA Volunteers View: A Youth programme to encourage discussion & action!
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“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dream’s tomorrow’s reality.” Malala Yousafzai   A Volunteers View: Take One Action volunteer, Isla Parker, takes a look at this year’s Youth Programme and how it connects to young people living in Scotland today.   As a young person, watching the news in 2018 […]

Take One Action Film Festival 2018 Programme Launch
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Grab your diaries! Tickets for all screenings and events for this year’s Take One Action Film Festival are now on sale.   At a time when concepts of truth and democracy are being stretched beyond recognition, the tide of political upheavals, environmental threats and isolationism can feel overwhelming.  Our programme offers an antidote to despair […]

Take One Action Film Festival 2018 – Save The Dates!
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Take One Action’s annual film festival will be back in venues across Edinburgh and Glasgow from the 12th to the 23rd of September, with a fantastic line-up of screenings, workshops and events! Our 11th edition will feature the most acclaimed, impassioned and inspiring international cinema that celebrates our common humanity and our ability to bring […]

An exciting new resource: launching our Global Change Film Directory
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We are so excited to be launching a brand new resource for all you film lovers and changemakers. The new Take One Action Global Change Film Directory provides instant access to hundreds of brilliant films exploring global change from a wide range of key social and environmental justice perspectives, from women’s empowerment to climate change, from the […]

Top Picks from the Glasgow Film Festival 2018
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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 21st February – 4th March. With so much to choose from we have done the hard work for you and selected our top picks from the festival – […]

Changemaker Support Groups
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So. You care about (or are perhaps already creating) the fairer, more sustainable world we all want to be a part of. Maybe the environment is your passion, or people living on the margins of society. You want an end to the refugee crisis, or better playgrounds where you live. But you’re not sure what […]

Syrian Meal at Torridon Community Centre, February 2017
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Sometimes our lives can seem very separate from the issues and challenges we see on screen, either at the cinema or on the news, but Peter Fenton from Torridon shows us how small remote communities can still come together to make a change at any level Living on the West Coast of Scotland, the word […]

Volunteering with TOA, my story! David Smith, Inverness
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At Take One Action our volunteers play a central role in forming our programme, inspiring our events and bringing our festivals to life. They are essential to what we do and grow our tiny team from 3 to over 50 each year! David Smith from Inverness has been volunteering with us for the last few […]

Take One Action – one of the best festivals in Scotland!
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We are thrilled to be listed as one of the best festivals in Scotland by TravelMag, and to sit alongside other great film focused events including the Glasgow Short Film Festival, Dundee Mountain Film Festival and Cromarty Film Festival! Check out the full listing to see what festival events are on offer all across Scotland […]

Top picks from Document Film Festival!
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Document Film Festival returns to Glasgow from the 19-22 October with four days of exceptional international cinema, thought provoking talks and engaging workshops. Now in its 15th year Document is a nexus for marginalised voices and a platform and amplifier  for points of view struggling to find voice. Check out our top picks of the festival […]

Christian Aid supports Thank You for the Rain
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Because of climate change, Kenya’s climate is starting to look different. Truphena Ireri, a mother of three, who lives in Mbeere district, eastern Kenya explains:   ‘We’ve learnt that there are a lot of changes in the climate. There isn’t enough rain for us. It was there before; now it is getting hotter and drier […]

Top picks for the Just Festival!
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The Just Festival starts this month, brining a range of conversations, talks, exhibitions and performances which engage with topical local, national and international questions of social justice, equality and identity, including prejudice against race, ethnicity, class and economic status. Check out our top picks! Head to just-festival.org for the full programme.   100 Years of […]

Top picks from the Edinburgh International Book Festival!
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The Edinburgh International Book Festival returns to the city centre this month from the 12-28 August, bringing around 1000 authors to take part in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, philosophers, sportsmen, illustrators, comic creators, historians, musicians, biographers, environmentalists, economists, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides. With so many events to choose […]

Top picks from the Edinburgh International Film Festival!
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The Edinburgh International Film Festival is back for its 71st edition this June, bringing a total of 151 features from 46 countries to Edinburgh audiences including 17 world premieres, 12 international premieres, 9 European premieres and 69 UK premieres. With so many films to choose from here are our top picks from the festival – with a […]

Amidst – reimagining how we do conversation
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Ten years ago, we started Take One Action in response to a UK-wide mood of post-Iraq disillusionment and political apathy. Voter turnout in some elections had slumped well below 50%. And our film choice was limited. But since then, we’ve travelled with growing optimism alongside the most surprising social movements focussed on more wholehearted ways […]

Take One Action Local – Andalus: Community cinema with a difference!
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In September, the Andalus Centre in Glasgow became a Take One Action Local group, supported by the Andalus Climate Challenge Fund, with the aim of bringing environmentally and socially concerned cinema to its community. Here their Project Manager, Kawther Luay reflects on the impact the film group had on the members at Andalus… During the second year […]