Take One Action Film Festival Edinburgh

Take One Action Film festival returns to Edinburgh 12-23 September, to celebrate the people and the films that are changing the world!

Take One Action Film Festival Edinburgh

About Take One Action Film Festival Edinburgh

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At a time when concepts of truth and democracy are being stretched beyond recognition, the tide of political upheavals, environmental threats and isolationism can feel overwhelming. Our 2018 programme offers an antidote to despair and powerlessness. With more than 40 films on offer, 60% of which have been directed by women, this year’s festival celebrates our common humanity and our ability – individual and collective – to bring about a kinder, fairer, more sustainable world.

We believe in the transformative power of film – and so do our partners, volunteers, audiences and the filmmakers whose work we champion. Thanks to their trust and support, we are honoured to be sharing the stories of individuals and communities whose very resilience, tenacity and hope are radical acts of defiance. These include a Micronesian nation’s president’s urgent calls for climate action Anote's Ark, a young female Somali refugee’s historic journey to the US House of Representatives Time for Ilhan, the unwavering strength of Spanish citizens demanding their country confront the brutal crimes of Franco’s dictatorship The Silence of Others and the Palestinian women whose grassroots organising was the unsung, beating heart of the first Intifada Naila and the Uprising.

The films we screen and the conversations we foster do more than open eyes and minds: they are a direct invitation to reshape our world for the better – right here, right now.

Take a seat. Take a stand.

Explore the full festival programme: takeoneaction.org.uk/events

Upcoming Events at Take One Action Film Festival Edinburgh

Take One Action Film Festival presents: Strike a Rock

Take One Action Film Festival presents: Strike a Rock

21st September 2018
After the massacre of 34 striking mineworkers shakes their poverty-stricken community, two grandmothers lead their community in a historic fight for justice.
Take One Action Film Festival presents: Kinshasa Makambo

Take One Action Film Festival presents: Kinshasa Makambo

22nd September 2018
Watch an explosive portrait of three young grassroots activists fighting for free elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Take One Action Film Festival - Food for Thought

Take One Action Film Festival - Food for Thought

22nd September 2018
Food for Thought - Join Take One Action on the closing weekend of their 2018 festival for this inclusive community event.
Take One Action Film Festival presents: Naila and the Uprising

Take One Action Film Festival presents: Naila and the Uprising

23rd September 2018
This hopeful documentary is a unique opportunity to re-appraise the history of nonviolent resistance in Palestine from a feminist perspective.

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