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Take One Action Inverness (2014)
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TAKE ONE ACTION – WHICH CELEBRATES the people and movies that are changing the world – is bringing the best of its 2014 Edinburgh festival to Eden Court, Inverness, from Fri 28 to Sun 30 November 2014. Alongside workshops introducing campaigning skills for the layman and jaded, the programme includes Sundance-acclaimed docs INEQUALITY FOR ALL […]

Tax, Christmas and Ebola
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As the director of the UK’s main international social change film festival, I’ve watched a lot of extraordinary and inspiring films over the years about injustice in our world. But I found myself properly tipped over the edge last night, watching Panorama’s current programme about Ebola in Sierra Leone (link below). This 45 minute window […]

2014 Audience Award Winner Announced
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The 2014 Take One Action Film Festival Audience Award winner has been announced as “The Revolutionary Optimists” directed by Nicole Newnham & Maren Grainger-Monsen. The films tells the story of Amlan Ganguly, a genial lawyer who works as a community educator in the slums of Kolkata, facing down child labour, early marriage and endemic poverty with the […]

Oxfam Scotland Guest Blog: Why Inequality is a problem that we can’t afford to ignore
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Oxfam Scotland is once again delighted to be supporting the Take One Action Film Festival. We are particularly pleased to be able to present this year two films: “Inequality for All” and “Light Fly Fly High”. Both these films explore the impact of inequality in different ways on individuals lives bringing to life the injustices […]

Topics: UK Poverty
Discover Take One Action Film Clubs
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Take One Action are delighted to announce the launch of Take One Action Film clubs across Scotland. We now seek groups and individuals who want to help inspire change in their communities through the medium of powerful, global cinema. Help to Shine A Light The annual Take One Action Film Festival is a curated collection […]

Attending our festivals
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Since 2008, Take One Action Film Festivals have engaged over 50,000 people with hundreds of world-class films, showcasing inspiring stories that comment on issues of global concern. Our events bring together communities, filmmakers, politicians, businesses, academics and artists – united by the simple desire to connect around common stories and shape their unfolding for the greater […]

New Research on Honeybee Collapse
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New research from Harvard University claims to have discovered the likely cause of mass honeybee deaths. Talking to The Guardian, Chensheng Lu, an expert on environmental exposure biology at Harvard School of Public Health and who led the work, said that: “We demonstrated that neonicotinoids are highly likely to be responsible for triggering ‘colony collapse disorder’ in […]

Families reunite to rebuild lives in Scotland
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Scottish Refugee Council, in partnership with the British Red Cross and the Workers Education Association Scotland, is launching a new project aimed at helping the families of refugees settle into Scotland after they have been reunited with their loved ones. The Third Country National Family Integration Service will support the families of refugees through the […]

Support for Food Waste Charities
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Funding has been announced that will help tackle food waste and food poverty in Scotland. The Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed earlier in April that a support package of £1 million over the next two years will be given to Scotland’s foodbanks. Around £500,000 will be given to organisations who work with those in need, and are […]

Topics: Food