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Top picks from the Edinburgh International Book Festival!
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The Edinburgh International Book Festival returns to the city centre this month from the 12-28 August, bringing around 1000 authors to take part in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, philosophers, sportsmen, illustrators, comic creators, historians, musicians, biographers, environmentalists, economists, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides. With so many events to choose […]

Films
To End a War
Close Up
Marc Silver | 2017
Colombia, United States | 90 min | 15+ years | English, Spanish with English subtitles | Subtitles

Screened as part of TOAFF17

Can a peace 52 years in the making last? A unique look at the peace process in Colombia between the Colombian government and the FARC in 2012

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Top picks from the Edinburgh International Film Festival!
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The Edinburgh International Film Festival is back for its 71st edition this June, bringing a total of 151 features from 46 countries to Edinburgh audiences including 17 world premieres, 12 international premieres, 9 European premieres and 69 UK premieres. With so many films to choose from here are our top picks from the festival – with a […]

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Take One Action Local – Andalus: Community cinema with a difference!
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In September, the Andalus Centre in Glasgow became a Take One Action Local group, supported by the Andalus Climate Challenge Fund, with the aim of bringing environmentally and socially concerned cinema to its community. Here their Project Manager, Kawther Luay reflects on the impact the film group had on the members at Andalus… During the second year […]

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Top picks from GLITCH Film Festival!
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The GLITCH Film Festival returns next month, bringing their unique programming focus on work either made by or about Queer/LGBTIQA+ people of colour to Glasgow for 10 days of exceptional international film and art. Opening with the Academy Award Winner Moonlight, the festival promises an exciting, challenging and inspiring programme with all events free to […]

Organisations
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.

Since 1950, we have faced multiple crises on multiple continents, and provided vital assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to.
We help to save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home.

Films
Radical Grace
Close Up Sisters
Rebecca Parrish | 2015
Italy, United States | 77 min | 15+ years | English

Screened as part of TOAFF16

U.S. nuns take on their bishops, the Vatican and a Republican senator in their battle for social justice, affordable healthcare and the place of women in the church.

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Take One Action in India
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In February I had the privilege of visiting south India (Madurai, Chennai and Mumbai) courtesy of Ekta Parishad – an amazing land rights movement, about whom the 2014 festival film Millions Can Walk was made. The purpose of the trip was to deliver workshops for film students, film-makers and activists about “film for social change”. […]

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Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign

SPSC is an independent, non-governmental and non-party political organisation with members from many communities across Scotland. We represent people in Scotland from all faiths and political parties, who have come together to work for justice for the Palestinian people. SPSC was established to campaign for Palestinian rights, including the right to self-determination and the right of return, and to oppose Israel’s occupation and violations of international law.