Take One Action Film Festival: Eleven Days for Inspiration and Social Awareness

The Price We Pay, an incendiary exploration of global finance directed by Harold Crooks, will open the 2015 edition of Take One Action, Scotland’s leading social change film festival, tomorrow at the Filmhouse. 

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Guillem Lisarde and Noelia Martínez

Take One Action Film Festival returns to Edinburgh and Glasgow with a selection of the most acclaimed films of the year about the big issues of our time, from climate change to workers’ rights and the rising cost of education. Highlights include the UK Premiere of Eva Longoria’s Food Chains; Oscar-winner Danis Tanovic’s inspirational Pakistan drama Tigers; the festival’s preview of The Divide based on the best-seller about social inequality The Spirit Level; Stories of our lives, a powerhouse of LGBT shorts from Kenya and Landfill Harmonic, the amazing true story of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura.

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All screenings include simple, voluntary opportunities for audiences to connect and share ideas and opinions for creative and effective personal action with thousands of fellow inspiration-seekers as well as leading campaigners, journalists, filmmakers and politicians. Guests include Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, award-winning journalist Joanna Blythman, Scottish poet and writer Liz Lochhead, Alvin Mosioma (director of Tax Justice Network Africa), Radical Independence campaigner Cat Boyd and writer and land rights expert Andy Wightman. Film directors Katharine Round (The Divide) Camilla Nielsson (Democrats) and Ryley Grunenwald (The Shore Break) will also be in attendance. The programme includes also workshops, opportunities and special events.

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In November, the festival moves north. There will be screenings in Aberdeen (November 13-15) and Inverness (November 20-22)

Take One Action organizes screenings, talks and other events throughout the year and is looking for big-hearted volunteers to help them bring more opportunities to more people

For more information visit the festival’s website. You can also follow their activities in Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Vimeo.

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Where: Various locations in Edinburgh and Glasgow

When: 16/09/2015 – 27/09/2015

Click here to see the programme

Autor: Noelia Martinez

Periodista con especialidad en estudios africanos y gran experiencia en interculturalidad (Escocia, Filipinas, estudios africanos, España). Emprendedora autónoma, fundadora de Not Just Words, empresa proveedora de servicios de traducción (ING>ESP), comunicación y redacción de contenido. Twitter @peli_1982 o Linkedin.

Specialised journalist in African Studies with great experience in intercultural issues (Scotland, Philippines, African Studies, Spain). Self-employed entrepreneur trading as Not Just Words providing translation (EN>SP) communication and content writing services. Twitter @peli_1982 or Linkedin.

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