Join the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh for the third screening of their Conscious Cinema strand of events – Tomorrow. Presented in partnership with TOA Locals.
Join the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh for the second screening of their Conscious Cinema strand of events – 10 Billion. Presented in partnership with TOA Locals
Join the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh for the first screening of their Conscious Cinema strand of events – This Changes Everything. Presented in partnership with TOA Locals
This inspiring interactive exhibition collects images and artefacts from decades of creative activism around the world, connecting communities in Scotland and across the global south as they unite against big business, locally and globally, and demand that human lives come before corporate profit.
What role should global development organisations play in disrupting the system, and how do you, the changemaker, get involved? Join global organisation Mercy Corps on the closing weekend of the festival for a forward-looking discussion – and have your say.
This informal event, brought to you by TOAFF volunteers, will explore ways that creativity can help us respond to complex social and environmental issues. The event is inspired by the film Grit, screening that evening in Edinburgh.
Enjoy a special selection of short films exploring themes of refuge, migration and welcome, followed by a delicious meal cooked by Syrian chefs from Edinburgh’s refugee community.
Food production has increasingly become huge business for a handful of giant corporations. How do we re-prioritise workers’ rights, animal welfare and environmental sustainability?
Ken Loach and his long-term collaborators (screenwriter Paul Laverty and producer Rebecca O’Brien) return with another devastatingly powerful portrait of contemporary Britain.
Photographer Edward Burtynsky and his artistic collaborators Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de pencier offer a cinematic meditation on the way human activity has reshaped the Earth.
In a cinematic letter to his son, native Rapa Nui (Easter Island) filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu crafts a global wake-up call from the remote Pacific.
As American forces and aid leave Afghanistan, Afghan-American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi crafts an intimate portrait of two awe-inspiring women: Nilofar, a member of parliament, and Shakila, a television journalist.
Communities across the world are bearing the brunt of climate chaos and environmental degradation. In Inventing Tomorrow, hope takes the form of a group of young students, from Indonesia, India, Mexico and Hawaii, as they prepare for ISEF, the world’s largest high-school science competition.
Join us after the film to explore questions of development,sustainability and how to ensure opportunities can be shared more equitably. We will be joined by guests including representatives from Mercy Corps.
Scottish teenager Gemma has never backed down from a fight: that’s the way of life in the housing estate where she grew up, in Motherwell.
What does modern-day slavery look like, and are we complicit in perpetuating it?
Often considered collateral damage instead of a war crime, sexual violence has, for centuries, been instrumentalised to control and terrorise entire communities in conflict zones. Can we end the use of this insidious tool of war, and how effective are legal frameworks in prosecuting culprits?
Through the remarkable stories of three individuals at the epicentre of Sierra Leone’s recent Ebola epidemic, Survivors chronicles the unfolding of one of the most acute public health crises of the modern era.