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TAKE ONE ACTION! FILM FESTIVAL Leading the charge in social change through ﬁ lm and pedal power
Corporate tax dodgers, labour exploitation and whistleblowers; Take One Action! Film Festival returns to Edinburgh and Glasgow in September with more great documentaries designed to investigate social issues and instigate change. The festival opens with The Price We Pay, Harold Crooks’ acclaimed doc tackling white collar crooks and their Cayman island accounts in the first of 12 Scottish premieres.
Star power comes in the form Food Chains, a UK premiere exploring the deplorable conditions faced by US farm workers, narrated by Forest Whitaker and featuring Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser and actress Eva Longoria (who also serves as exec producer). Also look out for the UK premiere of The Shore Break (pictured), in which two cousins are on opposite sides of the
development debate in South Africa.
Elsewhere, the festival brings some innovation
to its screening programme this year with two bike powered events at Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens, including the documentary Bikes vs Cars on International Car Free Day (22 Sep). ‘We want people to feel empowered to help make the world a fairer, more sustainable place by taking practical action alongside others in Scotland,’ says festival director Simon Bateson.
Screenings take place in Glasgow at the CCA, GFT and Glasgow University, in Edinburgh at Filmhouse, Out of the Blue, the Pleasance and the Botanics, and are accompanied by filmmaker and guest talks. (Scott Henderson) ■ Various venues, Glasgow and Edinburgh, Wed 16– Sun 27 Sep.
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