Take One Action – the UK’s leading global change film festival – has announced the full programme for its 14th annual edition. As Scotland gears up to host the UN Climate Conference (aka COP26) the festival will host 20+ international, UK and Scottish film premieres, inspiring conversations and exclusive digital content in Glasgow, Edinburgh and online from 22 – 26 September. In-person festival editions will also take place in Aberdeen (22-24 October) and Inverness (29-31 October).
The festival opens with the World Premiere of Living Proof: A Climate Story – a brand new feature-length exploration of Scotland’s complex relationship to the global climate crisis, told through archive footage from the National Library of Scotland. Curator and director Emily Munro searches for the roots of the climate crisis in an evocative portrayal of a country shaped by demands for energy and economic growth.
Part found-footage mash-up and part archive collage, Living Proof features a soundtrack that traverses space and time, with contemporary Scottish artists Louise Connell, Brownbear and Post Coal Prom Queen sitting alongside composers Ian Whyte, Frank Spedding, John Maxwell Geddes and David McNiven.
Other highlights of the festival include the UK premiere of On the Line, which follows The UK Premiere of On the Line, , following the course of a year in the life of Rocio, Richard and Sergio – just 3 of the 100,00 people deported every year from the USA to the Mexican border town of Tijuana.
The Last Forest, set in a luxuriant Brazilian rainforest where Davi Kopenawa, a shaman and leader of the indigenous Yanomami community, as well as the film’s co-writer, fights to save the land from the threat of gold prospectors. Blending dreamscapes and reality, the film pays homage to the Yanomami’s creation myths, their relationship to nature and their ongoing struggle to preserve their natural environment.
All films are available on a pay-what-you-can basis, whether in person or online, across all venues. All films are available to watch online (excluding Living Proof). Tickets to all screenings are on sale now at www.takeoneaction.org.uk.