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.
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 and beyond, we have created the re.action zine project. Throughout the festival dates – 16 -27 September – we will release a prompt each day […]
As Coded Bias and Buolamwini’s activism reminds us, we can take small steps to act against greater forces, bettering our communities by acknowledging the differences inherent within them, and building our technology structures from there.
Christian Aid are partnering with TOAFF19 on two screenings this year – hear about the brilliant work they are doing and why these films feel particularly relevant.
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]