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2018 Take 1 Action Film Festival

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.

Come, take part, be inspired!

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. 


We are part of the rapidly expanding worldwide Transition Towns movement. The Black Isle is a peninsula of about 100 sq miles ENE of Inverness in Scotland, UK.