25 November 2018
Since 2008, Take One Action Film Festivals have engaged tens of thousands of people with hundreds of world-class films, showcasing inspiring stories that explore issues of global concern.
Our screenings and events bring together communities, filmmakers, politicians, journalists, campaigners, businesses, academics and artists – united by the simple desire to connect around common stories and shape their unfolding for the greater good.
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Today's films View the full programme.
A Better Man | 14:30 (Ages 12+)
Lawrence Jackman, Attiya Khan | Canada | 2017 | 85min | English
Fierce, compassionate and searingly honest exploration of life after
During the two years they lived together as teenagers, Steve abused
Attiya on a daily basis. She survived the racist insults – but his blows
nearly killed her. 20 years later, Attiya has asked Steve to meet: she wants
to know if he will take responsibility for his violent actions. Capturing their
encounters, this intimate and empowering documentary explores how
abuse continues to linger through both the survivor and the perpetrator’s
lives, as Attiya seeks a different path towards healing and justice.
Join us after the film as we explore restorative justice and the growing
movement of men speaking out against gender-based violence.
Anote’s Ark | 17:00 (Ages 12+)
Matthieu Rytz | Canada | 2018 | 77min | English & Kiribati with English subtitles
What if your country was swallowed by the sea?
As rising sea levels threaten the low-lying Pacific nation of Kiribati, its
president, Anote Tong, spends his last days in office desperately seeking
international help to save his homeland from being swallowed by the sea.
Faced with the destructive reality of climate change, however, some of his
people are already forced to seek a new life thousands of miles away in New
Zealand. This stunning portrait of paradise on the brink offers a powerful call
to act while we have the chance.
Join us after the film to explore climate justice and Scotland’s role within it.