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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.

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.

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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.