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Kirsty Somerville

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I am passionate about the ability of film to educate, inspire and engage audiences: a wonderfully powerful tool, helping to connect people on a global scale while providing us with a more nuanced understanding of the world we live in - and our part in shaping it. I joined Take One Action as the Festivals and Volunteers Coordinator in March 2016 and I look forward to helping bring together another fantastic year of programming which celebrates cinema's ability to act as a catalyst for discussion and debate on issues of social, political and environmental importance, and to share the inspiring stories of the people fighting for change in our world. Before joining TOA I worked with a range of arts festivals and production companies, including Auckland Arts Festival, Christchurch Arts Festival, CCA, and Cryptic. From these roles, and my academic background in Film Studies, I have developed a great love of the celebratory nature of festivals and the power of cinema - I look forward to bringing this all to TOA!

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A Volunteers View: Take One Action volunteer, Serena Scateni examines the place of women in the film industry, and how TOA is placing female directors at the heart of the programme this year.


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Take One Action Volunteer, Kevin Perreau, takes a look at this year’s programme and how it connects to his experience volunteering with refugees / asylum seekers in Scotland today.


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