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Take One Action Film Festival

November 2013

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

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The festival, which counts patron Ken Loach and Archbishop Desmond Tutu amongst its supporters, is a fantastic opportunity to see award-winning Sundance and other global festival films before anyone else in the country, as well as to connect with filmmakers and campaigners from around the world.

All Festival events include discussion with leading journalists, politicians and campaigners about how Scotland – and you – relate to the stories told on screen.

  • It's thanks to the work of partners like Christian Aid that we are able to give film audiences the chance to go beyond the screen and make a difference.'

Simon Bateson, Artistic director, Take One Action

2013 was a hugely exciting year for Take One Action.

Alongside premieres and powerful discussion events the festival rolled out a host of new  opportunities for audiences to 'be the change they want to see', including the Sisters Seminar, where our own chief executive officer, and gender campaigner, Loretta Minghella was the keynote speaker.

This new seminar was a positive celebration of the progress made on women's empowerment globally - covering changes and challenges in education, livelihoods, health, civil society, media and gender-based violence.

Download Loretta's keynote speech (pdf, 0.3mb)

Christian Aid also sponsored two films. The first, Fire in The Blood, is an inspirational and impassioned story of activists who fought, and continue to fight, to stop Western companies and governments blocking access to HIV medicines in the developing world.

State 194, the second film, depicts the ongoing efforts to prove that self-administration in the occupied Palestinian territories is viable.

Take One Action Film Festival is a chance to enjoy the very best of the year's most socially relevant cinema, and to be inspired to act. Watch this space to hear hot off the press news about our collaboration with Take One Action in September/October 2014.


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