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Top picks from GLITCH Film Festival!
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The GLITCH Film Festival returns next month, bringing their unique programming focus on work either made by or about Queer/LGBTIQA+ people of colour to Glasgow for 10 days of exceptional international film and art. Opening with the Academy Award Winner Moonlight, the festival promises an exciting, challenging and inspiring programme with all events free to […]

Take One Action 2017 Film Festival Dates Announced!
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2017 will mark Take One Action’s 10th anniversary. As we contemplate a decade celebrating the people and movies that are changing the world, we look forward to bringing exceptional international cinema to Scottish audiences for another year. We’ll soon be sharing details of our 10th birthday plans (yes, there will be cake). In the meantime, we are […]

Our Top Picks at Glasgow Film Festival 2017
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The Glasgow Film Festival is back for its 13th year, bringing an exceptional programme of 310 separate events and screenings of films from 38 countries, featuring over 9 World and International Premieres, 65 UK Premieres and 67 Scottish Premieres. Phew! If that feels like quite a lot to go through, here are our top picks from the festival […]

Ten words celebrating wisdom to start the New Year
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To celebrate the sense of possibility arising from a new year starting, and with thanks to Positive News, below are ten words celebrating wisdom in some of the 7000+ languages of the world. 1. Xibipíío Origin: Pirahã, Amazonian Brazil Meaning: A revelation on the boundaries of perception or experience 2. Ondinnonk Origin: Iroquoian, North America […]

2016 Audience Award Winner Announced
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The 2016 Take One Action Film Festival Audience Award winner has been announced as Sonita.  Take One Action audiences have been won over by this moving and inspiring documentary by Iranian filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, which captures an undocumented teenage Afghan refugee’s journey to empowerment and womanhood. Sonita’s determination to find her voice as a […]

Take One Action in India
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In February I had the privilege of visiting south India (Madurai, Chennai and Mumbai) courtesy of Ekta Parishad – an amazing land rights movement, about whom the 2014 festival film Millions Can Walk was made. The purpose of the trip was to deliver workshops for film students, film-makers and activists about “film for social change”. […]

Uploading a video (Festival Volunteer applications)
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A key element of Festival Volunteering is engaging with the general public, so we want to get a sense of how you communicate. Once you’ve submitted the preliminary application form, you’ll be prompted to upload a 2-3 minute film (max) simply introducing yourself, your interest in our work, and what you are passionate about. No […]

SCREENING REVIEW / CALL ME KUCHU – TOA Edinburgh, June ’15
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The Wave Machine Edinburgh – a Take One Action Local run by young people based in Edinburgh from around the world – screened the film CALL ME KUCHU on Wednesday 3 June 2015. Here’s a review of the event.   Since the 1980s North American evangelist missionaries at work have preached against homosexuality in the […]

TOA Youth Programme 2015 – Edinburgh/Glasgow
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ABOUT TAKE ONE ACTION Take One Action Film Festivals inspires and connects young people through world- class cinema, creativity and action – to shape a better world, starting from Scotland. We believe small actions lead to big ones, and that we all make a difference. “Take One Action breaks down the barriers of race and […]

World Water Day
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Helen Anderson from WaterAid highlights the importance of World Water Day and how clean running water, safe toilets and sinks with soap can save lives in this special Guest Blog post. Water means different things to each of us but one thing is certain – it is vital for all our lives. That’s why the […]

Topics: Global Health
Announcing Edinburgh Wave Machine
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A brand new Take One Action Film Festivals Local Group is getting underway in Edinburgh, off the back of the organisation’s 2014 festival. For the last few months, a bunch of energetic volunteers have been gathering on Sunday evenings to watch world-changing documentaries together, with the hope of opening these out to the wider public […]

Bring your skills and passion to TOA Edinburgh
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Take One Action Local “The Wave Machine” (Edinburgh) are a new group putting on regular screenings of Take One Action films out of Summerhall and other venues in the city on a rolling basis. A really international bunch with a passion for great film and social change, they are looking for new people to bring […]

Three and a Half Lives – Scene D1 – Philip doesn’t tell Genevieve that he’s HIV positive
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Now that you’ve watched the film, why not find out more about the issues? HIV & AIDS remains one of the world’s most significant health challenges. Medical advances mean people with the disease in Scotland can now live healthy and normal lives. But globally, 20 million people don’t have access to the medicines. What could […]

Three and a Half Lives – Scene D7 – Philip lies
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Now that you’ve watched the film, why not find out more about the issues? HIV & AIDS remains one of the world’s most significant health challenges. Medical advances mean people with the disease in Scotland can now live healthy and normal lives. But globally, 20 million people don’t have access to the medicines. What could […]

Three and a Half Lives – Scene D2 – Philip tells Genevieve that he is HIV positive
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Now that you’ve watched the film, why not find out more about the issues? HIV & AIDS remains one of the world’s most significant health challenges. Medical advances mean people with the disease in Scotland can now live healthy and normal lives. But globally, 20 million people don’t have access to the medicines. What could […]

Three and a Half Lives – Scene D8 – Philip tells the truth
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Now that you’ve watched the film, why not find out more about the issues? HIV & AIDS remains one of the world’s most significant health challenges. Medical advances mean people with the disease in Scotland can now live healthy and normal lives. But globally, 20 million people don’t have access to the medicines. What could […]