Take One Action Film Festival Edinburgh

Take One Action Film festival returns to Edinburgh between the 18th and 29th September, to celebrate the people and the films that are changing the world!

Take One Action Film Festival Edinburgh

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With the state of our planet – and the interactions between some of its inhabitants – sending many of us into a pit of despair, our screenings and events offer a much-needed opportunity to understand, celebrate and harness our power for positive change.

The films we present do not shy away from stark realities, yet there is joy and inspiration to be found in the commitment, resilience and solidarity at the heart of the stories we share. Meet the teenagers channelling their love of science to respond to environmental threats faced by their communities, the woman fighting to abolish modern slavery in the Thai fishing industry, the female politician refusing to give up on her dreams of a better democracy in Afghanistan... The 40 films and dozen events that make up this year’s programme offer an urgent reminder of the role we can play in shaping our world for the better.

We are so proud and excited to invite you to be part of these journeys of change.

Take a seat. Take a stand.

Upcoming Events at Take One Action Film Festival Edinburgh

The Feminister

The Feminister

19th September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of The Feminister, a gripping portrait of Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Grit

Grit

20th September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of Grit, a gripping portrait of a teenager finding her political voice.
Soyalism (screening + meal)

Soyalism (screening + meal)

20th September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of Soyalism, an incisive examination of our food system.
Together We Are Powerful: Sharing Activists’ Journeys

Together We Are Powerful: Sharing Activists’ Journeys

21st September 2019
Join Global Justice Now Scotland on 21st September and hear guest speakers, from experienced international activists to young local organisers, as they discuss their triumphs and trials!
Together We Are Powerful: Stories of Resistance

Together We Are Powerful: Stories of Resistance

21st September 2019
Join Global Justice Now on 21st September for an inspiring journey through decades of people power and imaginative action, as part of the Take One Action film festival fringe!
Gods of Molenbeek

Gods of Molenbeek

21st September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of Gods of Molenbeek, a gorgeous documentary following two 6-year-old friends and their insights into friendship, community and religion.
Midnight Traveler

Midnight Traveler

21st September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of Midnight Traveler, a powerful documentary that reveals the realities of displacement for an Afghan family.
Tooling Up to Double Down: How to Harness People Power

Tooling Up to Double Down: How to Harness People Power

21st September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a day of connection, inspiration and skills building, from grassroots mobilising to political lobbying.
Survivors

Survivors

22nd September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of Survivors, a gripping documentary following three individuals at the epicentre of Sierra Leone's ebola epidemic.
Tiny Souls

Tiny Souls

22nd September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of Tiny Souls, a powerful documentary that captures the resilience of children displaced by conflict.
System Error

System Error

23rd September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of System Error, a documentary that reveals the absurdities behind our economic system.
The Prosecutors

The Prosecutors

23rd September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of The Prosecutors, an important documentary documenting three lawyers’ fight to end impunity for sexual violence committed at times of war.
Ghost Fleet

Ghost Fleet

24th September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of Ghost Fleet, a powerful uncovering of modern-day slavery.
Scheme Birds

Scheme Birds

25th September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of Scheme Birds, a heartbreakingly tender documentary following teeenager Gemma's life on a Motherwell housing estate.
Anbessa

Anbessa

26th September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of Anbessa, a stunning account of childhood adventures in the shaow of rapid urbanisation in Ethiopia.
Inventing Tomorrow

Inventing Tomorrow

27th September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of Inventing Tomorrow, a hopeful documentary following a group of young students as they dream up solutions to environmental threats.
Facing the Dragon

Facing the Dragon

27th September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of Facing the Dragon, a documentary that pays tribute to two women's determination to change Afghanistan from within.
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

28th September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of Anthropocene, a cinematic meditation on the way human activity has reshaped the Earth.
Eating Up Easter

Eating Up Easter

28th September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a screening of Eating up Easter, a cinematic wake-up call from the South Pacific.
Sorry We Missed You

Sorry We Missed You

29th September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a special preview of Ken Loach's latest film, a devestatingly powerful portrait of contemporary Britain.
Yours in Sisterhood

Yours in Sisterhood

29th September 2019
Take One Action Film Festival presents a free screening of surprising, diverse and inspiring films by and about women, celebrating defiance and solidarity.

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