Films
The Feminister
Close Up Sisters
Viktor Nordenskiöld | 2018
Sweden | 93 min | 12+ years | Swedish with English subtitles | Subtitles

Screening as part of TOAFF19

This extraordinary portrait of politician Margot Wallström was shot over her first four years in office as Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs.

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Opening & Closing Film of TOAFF19 Announced!
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We are delighted to reveal our opening and closing night films at TOAFF19 in Edinburgh & Glasgow, ahead of the full festival programme announcement on Wednesday 14th August.

Organisations
Global Justice Edinburgh

Global Justice Edinburgh are the Edinburgh group of Global Justice Now – a democratic social justice organisation working as part of a global movement to challenge the powerful and create a more just and equal world. They believe that a better world is possible: a world where our resources and decisions about how they’re used lie in the hands of the many, not the few; a world where resources are available to all, not just to those who can afford them.

GJN mobilise people in the UK for change, and act in solidarity with those fighting injustice, particularly in the global south.

Films
Hope
Alex Bohs | 2018
United States | 5 min | 12+ years | English with English subtitles | Closed CaptionsSubtitles

Combining images from the end of Pride 2018 with the final testimonial of Harvey Milk, this artful short film celebrates what has been achieved whilst also providing a reminder of the sacrifices that have been made.

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TOA Volunteers View: Tales of refuge
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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.   “From earliest times, humans – explorers and thinkers – have wanted to figure out the shape of their world. Forever, the way we’ve done that […]

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Take One Action Film Festivals react to announcement of prolonged CCA closure
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Take One Action Film Festivals – along with the wider community CCA supports and especially its tenants – were stunned by the recent news of the prolonged closure of the city’s flagship cultural venue.   “Our thoughts are with the CCA staff and all their tenants,” said Executive Director Tamara Van Strijthem. “This is such […]

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TOA Volunteers View: Celebrating Women Within Cinema
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A Volunteers View: Take One Action volunteer, Siobhan Divers takes a look at this year’s Sister’s Strand and how it connects to the conversations about women’s empowerment which are taking place right now.   In a world where dystopian fictions like The Handmaid’s Tale are not far from reality for many women – women are […]

Films
Kinshasa Makambo
Close Up Truth To Power
Dieudo Hamadi | 2018
Congo, Democratic Republic of the, France, Germany... | 75 min | 15+ years | Subtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF18

Explosive portrait of three young grassroots activists fighting for free elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Films
Anote’s Ark
Close Up Shared Planet
Matthieu Rytz | 2018
Canada | 77 min | 12+ years | English with English subtitles | Subtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF18

What if your country was swallowed by the sea? A portrait of paradise on the brink.