Take One Action film festival takes place in Edinburgh and Glasgow from September 12-23 and shares powerful stories from 27 countries. Event screenings bring together communities, filmmakers, politicians, journalists, campaigners, businesses, academics and artists that want to inspire and to change the world. International, empowering, creative, accessible and questioning are the five key values of the festival. Follow-on digital and weekend screenings in Aberdeen & Inverness create further opportunities for debate and social networking.Read more
Haruki Murakami, the great builder of dreamworlds, is himself an imaginary creature in this quietly engrossing documentary by Copenhagen’s Nitesh Anjaan.Read more
A fly-on-the-wall portrait of a 10-year-old lad and the village where he lives, just a mile or so from the front line in the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war, it scooped top honors in IDFA's "First Appearance" Competition.Read more
The documentary 36 Hours to Sparta follows four Europeans that are competing in the Spartathlon, an international ultramarathon race that follows in the steps of the ancient runner Pheidippides. The film presents the demanding preparation that the protagonists have to face, both physically and mentally, for the 245km that they will need to cover within 36 hours from Athens to Sparta.
The educational guide aims to generate debate, critical thought and discussion about the rise of the extreme right in Europe. It consists of an activity guide for teachers, built around the classroom screening of the Norwegian documentary Golden Dawn Girls.
Can a computer predict the world economy?
BUGS is now available to watch online.
Are insects a mirror that reflects our broken food systems, or the silver bullet that will fix them?Read more
As world leaders gather in Bonn for the 23rd annual “conference of the parties” (COP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Kirstin Innes watches Thank You For The Rain, which is now availble to watch online - for the immediate, personal impact of climate change.
“Last season, we were saying, there is no rain. No rain no rain no rain. Now we are flooded. Everything is being contradicted. Planning, failures. Planning, failures.”
– Kisilu Musya, in Thank You For The Rain
Climate change is an abstract idea to most of us in the West. We might note it’s getting wetter, or that summers are less sunny than they were when we were kids, but safe inside our houses, with everything we need more or less at the touch of a button, we can shut it out at the end of a day. It’s something Norwegian filmmaker Julia Dahr, director of Thank You For The Rain, was aware of in 2010 when, aged 23, she decided to make a film showing the effects of climate change on humans.Read more
Globalization, automation, Donald Trump. The middle class is falling apart. One hears talk about the causes, rather than about solutions. Time for a complete rethink:
An unconditional basic income means money for everyone - as a human right without service in return! Visionary reform project, neoliberal axe to the roots of the social state or socially romantic left-wing utopia?Read more