Take One Action, the UK’s leading global change film festival, returns to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness this autumn, bringing some of the most acclaimed films of the year about the big issues of our time, from climate change to workers’ rights.
Celebrating the people and movies that are changing the world, Take One Action will host over fifty screenings across the four cities. The event, which is supported by UNISON Scotland, enables thousands of audience members to experience cinema with a difference, to engage actively with campaigners, artists, filmmakers, journalists, politicians and each other – and to take action themselves.
Among the varied titles, many of which will be UK or Scottish premieres, this year’s highlights include opening film Tomorrow, an uplifting look at global grassroots solutions to climate change from Tamil Nadu to Bristol via Detroit, and When Two Worlds Collide, an eye-opening exploration of the struggle between indigenous groups in the Peruvian Amazon and their government, which is more concerned with encouraging trade agreements than respecting human rights.
The True Cost, which will be presented as a special event alongside upcycling and mending workshops, investigates the cost that workers and our planet are paying for fast fashion, while A Farm of Passage captures a remarkable example of solidarity at work in a Spanish town where many inhabitants have been left reeling from the aftershocks of the country’s economic crisis.
Every screening is accompanied by discussions, with audience members encouraged to get involved in the issues raised by the films. Take One Action Executive Director, Tamara Van Strijthem, thanked UNISON Scotland for their continued support: “This is a relationship we value immensely. Our focus is strongly attuned to the campaigns UNISON supports and we look forward to UNISON members’ voices helping shape the post-screening conversations.”
The festivals will take place 14-25 September in Edinburgh and Glasgow (various venues), 11-13 November in Aberdeen (Belmont Filmhouse) and 18-20 in Inverness (Eden Court). Full programme and booking details available from www.takeoneaction.org.uk from 11 August.
2016 Festival dates:
14-25 September (Edinburgh & Glasgow)
11-13 November (Aberdeen)
18-20 November (Inverness)