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Take One Action Film Festival

September 2016

Take One Action Film Festival celebrates the people and movies that are changing the world.

Caleb Behn in Fractured Land

Activist Caleb Behn in Fractured Land

For the last nine years, Christian Aid has supported Take One Action's annual film festival, which takes place every autumn. 

What's it all about?

Each year, Take One Action Film Festival enables thousands of Scots to experience cinema with a difference.

By actively engaging with filmmakers, activists, politicians, journalists and fellow audience members they can explore new ways to create a fairer, more sustainable world and to take action themselves on the issues raised by the films.

Christian Aid is supporting two films this year.

10 Billion: What's on your plate?

Friday 16 September, 5.50pm - book via venue
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ

Saturday 17 September, 7pm - book via venue
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

With the world's population expected to reach 10 billion by 2050, how will the world feed itself?

Amidst heated debate (and a fair bit of hot air), comes this clear-headed exploration of global food production and distribution, which investigates different innovations and visions for our future - including artificial meat, insects, industrial farming and urban gardening.

With the environmental, social and political impact of food production increasingly impossible to ignore, and with global hunger in urgent need of our attention, 10 Billion: What's on your plate? presents a unique opportunity to reflect on the role we all play in ensuring food sustainability – and the future of our planet.

These screenings of 10 Billion will be followed by discussions with representatives from Christian Aid and Nourish Scotland exploring Scotland's role in paving the way towards a more sustainable food future.

Fractured Land

Friday 23 September, 8.35pm - book via venue
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ

Saturday 24 September, 7pm - book via venue
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Caleb Behn is an inspiring First Nations law graduate, taking on the oil and gas industry to protect his people's land, water and culture in the wilds of Northern Canada.

From an early age, Caleb witnessed the devastating environmental impact of fossil fuel extraction.

Mixing breathtaking cinematography of Northern British Columbia with candid interviews, Fractured Land captures Caleb's emerging sense of purpose and leadership as he learns that, to save what he values most, he must leave it behind.

Arming himself not with hunting gear but with degrees in law and political science, Caleb embarks upon a new journey: to represent his people in the centuries-long battle to protect their land and the very core of their culture.

These screenings of Fractured Land will be followed by discussions with the film's protagonist, Caleb Behn and Christian Aid's Sally Foster-Fulton (Edinburgh) and Chris Hegarty (Glasgow).

Find out more

Visit the Take One Action website for more information about the full film programme.

 

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