Take One Action Film Festival celebrates the power of community groups

Take One Action Film Festival – the UK’s leading social and environmental justice film festival, celebrating the people and movies that are changing the world – is back in Edinburgh and Glasgow from 14-25 September, for twelve days of the most acclaimed cinema about global social change.

This year it has something extra special in hold, as it opens with the international success story Tomorrow (original French title Demain). It will be shown in Edinburgh on Sep 14th and in Glasgow on Sep 15th.

It is a film with a joyful message of hope for a better, greener and more sustainable future. When contemplating the world our children will inherit, it is easy to become paralysed by the prospect of resource scarcity, species extinction and collapsing ecosystems. For the directors of Tomorrow (actress Mélanie Laurent and environmental activist Cyril Dion) the problems we face are, in the most part, only too well known. What we need are solutions. And many of these solutions are to be found in the grassroots – with “normal” people and community groups, such as those represented by the Transition Town movement.

The film’s motivational and inspirational qualities makes it a must see for anyone involved in taking community action on climate change and other challenges we face – and preferably take all your family and friends along too!
“this playfully made exposé should be required viewing for anyone wondering what they could do to pitch in and save the planet.”   The Hollywood Reporter

Transition Network’s Rob Hopkins spurs laughter and enthusiasm as he explains the concept of local currencies in Tomorrow.

The film was premiered during the COP21 UN climate conference in December last year and immediately had a big impact. Many community groups on the European continent have seen increased interest and involvement from the general public as the film has managed to spread their message to Tomorrow_MAIN_Imagea new audience. Here is a reflection from the Transition Network’s Rob Hopkins on the film’s unstoppable nature.

Full details for the screenings during the film festival:
Edinburgh Filmhouse | Weds 14Sept | 20:30  £10/£8 concessions/£4.50 under 21
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Glasgow CCA | Thu 15 Sept | 19.00  £6/£4.50 concessions
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The film festival has many other interesting films on offer:

For details of all screenings, campaigner workshops and events: bit.ly/TOAFF16

To download a PDF copy of the programme, go to bit.ly/TOAFF16PDF

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