Black Sheep
Ed Perkins | 2018
United Kingdom | 27 min | 15+ years | English with English subtitles | Subtitles

Black Sheep blurs the boundaries between documentary and fiction to pose difficult and highly topical questions about race and identity. Who decides what makes us who we are? And what compromises are we prepared to make in order to fit in?

Gods of Molenbeek
Saturday 21 September 2019, 5:30pm
Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Does God exist? What happens when we die?
Brussels’ Molenbeek district has been, for most outsiders, synonymous with violent jihadism. For six-year-old friends Aatos and Amine, however, it is just home: the playground in which they listen to spiders whisper, or argue over who will get the front seat on the magic carpet that will take them to the land of their ancestors.

Ghost Fleet
Shannon Service & Jeffrey Waldron | 2018
United States | 90 min | 15+ years | English, Indonesian, Khmer... with English subtitles | Subtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF19

What does modern-day slavery look like, and are we complicit in perpetuating it?
Patima Tungpuchayakul is a Bangkok-based activist who has committed her life to rescuing fishermen who have been trafficked into slavery on Thai fishing boats. Fighting death threats, corruption and complacency, Patima and her small team have vowed to free these men and help them obtain justice.

Qandeel
Saad Khan and Tazeen Bari | 2017
Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States | 25 min | 12+ years | English, Punjabi, Urdu with English subtitles | Closed CaptionsSubtitles

The life, death and impact of Pakistan’s working-class icon Qandeel Baloch, killed in 2016 after becoming a social media celebrity. This film tells Qandeel’s story through her own videos and media appearances.

White Fright
David Felix Sutcliffe | 2018
United Kingdom | 30 min | 15+ years | English with English subtitles | Closed CaptionsSubtitles

In 2015, the community of Islamberg discovered that a Tennessee minister was plotting the deadliest attack on US soil since 9/11 against their village. Why have Americans heard nothing about him, and why has the safety of their community been ignored?

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 […]

Time for Ilhan
Friday 14 September 2018, 7:00pm
The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Stay with us after the film as we explore the importance of female voices being heard at the centre of British politics and policy, with guests including Emma Ritch, Executive Director of Engender. Screening with: Fired Up! (Dan Fipphen & Elyse Kelly,  Colombia, Israel, USA, 2017, 4mins) **Please note: the venue has now moved to The […]

Silvana
Tuesday 18 September 2018, 7:00pm
Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Join us after the screening for a unique, specially-curated programme of spoken word and musical performances by Scotland-based artists whose work explores women’s empowerment, marginalised experiences and notions of belonging – including hip hop artist Erin Friel, musician Heir of the Cursed and poets Tawona Sithole, Katie Ailes and Leyla Josephine.   We are delighted […]