The Scottish film festival that’s changing the world

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Take One Action, the UK’s global change film festival, is back celebrating its 5th birthday in Edinburgh and Glasgow this month with two weeks of the most moving and acclaimed films about the big issues of our time.

It’s your chance to see award-winning Sundance and other acclaimed independent movies before anyone else in the country.

Take One Action, the UK’s global change film festival, is back celebrating its 5th birthday in Edinburgh and Glasgow this month with two weeks of the most moving and acclaimed films about the big issues of our time.

It’s your chance to see award-winning Sundance and other acclaimed independent movies before anyone else in the country.

Just as importantly, discussions and workshops after the screenings will connect audiences with journalists, campaigners and filmmakers from Scotland, Palestine, India, Bulgaria, the UK, Canada and north and southern Africa, to ask how we in the UK relate to the stories told.

Festival supporter Archbishop Desmond Tutu said: “Take One Action brings to light incredible stories from across the planet which – like South Africa’s injustices, courage and beauty – were once hidden.  I hope many people come and get inspired.”!

Among more than 40 events, highlights include:

  • the mind-blowing festival opener Surviving Progress, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, about what future path humanity may take;
  • the UK premiere of Tribeca Best Film winner War Witch, a beautiful and uncompromising tale of child soldiers in West Africa;
  • bike-powered cinema at the Botanics in Edinburgh and Hidden Gardens in Glasgow;
  • and free community events in Leith and Easterhouse, including a fun-filled Mary Poppins: battle of the bankers.

Festival Director Simon Bateson said “We’re thrilled to be back for our fifth year thanks to a huge number of people and partners like Creative Scotland, who dare to believe the world is worth trying to understand, improve and be more creative in.

But if you just want to be entertained: well, we’re showing more premieres of acclaimed international films than ever before.”

Take One Action Film Festival, Edinburgh and Glasgow, various venues – Friday 21st September to Saturday 6th October 2012.

For times and all screening locations for each film, visit http://www.takeoneaction.org.uk

 

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