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September 2019

Ghost Fleet

Mon 23 September @ 8:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.50

What does modern-day slavery look like, and are we, as consumers, complicit in perpetuating it? Combining interviews with dramatically shot re-enactments, Ghost Fleet follows a Bangkok-based activist who fights death threats and corruption to rescue fishermen trafficked into slavery on Thai fishing boats – and help them obtain justice. "A portrait of real-life heroism" - Washington Post BEYOND THE SCREEN Join us after the film to explore the campaigns bringing to life the reality of worker exploitation in the food…

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Voices from the Migrant Community

Tue 24 September @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Maryhill Integration Network, 35 Avenuepark Street
Glasgow, G20 8TS United Kingdom
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Free

Programmed and presented by members of the Maryhill Integration Network community, this special, free screening of documentary and fiction short films explores different experiences of migration, with a particular focus on the role of the right to work in making a new place home. Arrive early and enjoy a cup of tea on arrival! Part of Take One Action Film Festival 2019, 18th - 29th September

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The Time of Forests

Tue 24 September @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Institut Français d’Ecosse, West Parliament Square
Edinburgh, EH1 1RF United Kingdom
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Free – £8

A living forest or a green desert? Tomorrow’s landscape will be defined by the choices we make today. As the symbol of authentic, wild nature, forests across Europe are undergoing an unprecedented phase of industrialisation. Through interviews with rangers, forestry commission officials, paper mill operators and land rights campaigners in France, The Time of Forests invites the viewer on a journey to the heart of industrial forestry – and its alternatives. Plus short: And That Is How the Rivers Came…

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Scheme Birds

Tue 24 September @ 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.50

In the Motherwell housing estate where she grew up, teenager Gemma says scheme birds like her either get “locked up or knocked up,” so perhaps her path is set. As Gemma’s life twists unexpectedly, the film follows her and the people in her life. Lyrical yet unflinching in its gaze, this heartbreakingly tender documentary asks what causes a person to change—and whether it’s ever too late to do so. "Soars in a quietly magnificent manner" - The Skinny BEYOND THE…

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Facing the Dragon

Tue 24 September @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free – £8

Afghan-American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi crafts an intimate portrait of two awe-inspiring women: Nilofar, a member of parliament, and Shakila, a television journalist. With recent gains for women and the country’s fragile democracy hanging in the balance, Facing the Dragon pays tribute to its protagonists’ determination to change their country from within – and to the energy women the world over are pouring into addressing power imbalance. BEYOND THE SCREEN Join us after the film to explore the space being carved…

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Ghost Fleet

Tue 24 September @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH39BZ United Kingdom
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£4.50 – £10.50

What does modern-day slavery look like, and are we, as consumers, complicit in perpetuating it? Combining interviews with dramatically shot re-enactments, Ghost Fleet follows a Bangkok-based activist who fights death threats and corruption to rescue fishermen trafficked into slavery on Thai fishing boats – and help them obtain justice. "A portrait of real-life heroism" - Washington Post BEYOND THE SCREEN Join us after the film to explore the campaigns bringing to life the reality of worker exploitation in the food…

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Anbessa

Wed 25 September @ 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.50

Asalif is a young Ethiopian boy whose life has been upended by the socio-economic developments that are reshaping his home city, his country and his future. With dream-like poetry and stunning cinematography, Anbessa brings to life Asalif’s inner world of childhood adventures, in the shadow of rapid urbanisation. Plus short: Dulce (Guille Isa & Angello Faccini | USA/Colombia | 11 min) BEYOND THE SCREEN Join us after the film to explore questions of development, sustainability and how to ensure opportunities…

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Scheme Birds

Wed 25 September @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH39BZ United Kingdom
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£4.50 – £10.50

In the Motherwell housing estate where she grew up, teenager Gemma says scheme birds like her either get “locked up or knocked up,” so perhaps her path is set. As Gemma’s life twists unexpectedly, the film follows her and the people in her life. Lyrical yet unflinching in its gaze, this heartbreakingly tender documentary asks what causes a person to change—and whether it’s ever too late to do so. "Soars in a quietly magnificent manner" - The Skinny BEYOND THE…

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Soyalism (screening + meal)

Wed 25 September @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free – £15

How do we re-prioritise workers’ rights, animal welfare and environmental sustainability? Through interviews with workers from China, Brazil, the US and Mozambique, Soyalism lays bare the many land rights and labour rights violations at the heart of the pork industry. It offers an incisive overview of a deliberately complex system – and the ecological and social ramifications of such enormous concentration of power in the hands of Western and Chinese companies. Plus shorts: And That is How the Rivers Came…

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Anbessa

Thu 26 September @ 5:50 pm - 8:30 pm
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH39BZ United Kingdom
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£4.50 – £10.50

Asalif is a young Ethiopian boy whose life has been upended by the socio-economic developments that are reshaping his home city, his country and his future. With dream-like poetry and stunning cinematography, Anbessa brings to life Asalif’s inner world of childhood adventures, in the shadow of rapid urbanisation. Plus short: Dulce (Guille Isa & Angello Faccini | USA/Colombia | 11 min) BEYOND THE SCREEN Join us after the film to explore questions of development, sustainability and how to ensure opportunities…

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Gregg Araki’s Teen Apocalypse Trilogy

Thu 26 September @ 6:00 pm
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free – £12

Totally Fucked Up (Gregg Araki, 1993) 1hr 25m The Doom Generation (Gregg Araki, 1995) 1hr 30m Nowhere (Gregg Araki, 1997) 1hr 25m A rare opportunity to see Gregg Araki’s '90s New Queer Cinema classics: the Teen Apocalypse Trilogy of Totally Fucked Up (1993), The Doom Generation (1995) and Nowhere (1997). A kaleidoscope of pop culture, nihilism, disenfranchised youth and…reptilian aliens. Teen Apocalypse Trilogy ticket (£12) Individual tickets are priced on a sliding scale, £0-£8, depending on what you can afford.…

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The Time of Forests

Thu 26 September @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Alliance Française Glasgow, 3 Park Circus
Glasgow, G3 6AX United Kingdom
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Free – £8

A living forest or a green desert? Tomorrow’s landscape will be defined by the choices we make today. As the symbol of authentic, wild nature, forests across Europe are undergoing an unprecedented phase of industrialisation. Through interviews with rangers, forestry commission officials, paper mill operators and land rights campaigners in France, The Time of Forests invites the viewer on a journey to the heart of industrial forestry – and its alternatives. Plus short: And That Is How the Rivers Came…

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Everything Must Fall

Thu 26 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free – £8

This urgent documentary chronicles the rise of the #FeesMustFall student movement which ignited into one of South Africa’s most militant national revolts. Director Rehad Desai captures the urgency of the movement’s demand for free, decolonised education, which morphed into a wider rallying cry for social justice: fees must fall, outsourcing must fall, poverty must fall, racism must fall - everything must fall. Plus short: Scenes From a Dry City (Francois Verster & Simon Wood | USA | 2018 | 12…

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Inventing Tomorrow

Fri 27 September @ 5:50 pm - 8:30 pm
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH39BZ United Kingdom
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£4.50 – £10.50

Communities across the world are bearing the brunt of climate chaos, but how do they adapt to existing problems? In this rousing documentary, a group of young students channel their love of science to dream up ingenious solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats. Capturing its protagonists’ hopes and ambitions with love and humour, Inventing Tomorrow presents an inspiring portrait of an engaged generation. "Can't help but leave the viewer feeling hopeful about the future" - Variety Plus short: 7…

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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Fri 27 September @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free – £8

This stunning follow-up to Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark offers a cinematic meditation on the way human activity has reshaped the Earth, documenting our massive reengineering of the planet’s surface in astonishing scale and perspective. Spanning numerous countries, Anthropocene lays bare the gashes, wounds and irreparable marks of industrialisation and extraction, revealing how our mania for conquest has created a global epidemic. "Gorgeously shot documentary striking cinematography" - Hollywood Reporter Plus short: Hybrids (Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau,…

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Facing the Dragon

Fri 27 September @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH39BZ United Kingdom
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£4.50 – £10.50

Afghan-American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi crafts an intimate portrait of two awe-inspiring women: Nilofar, a member of parliament, and Shakila, a television journalist. With recent gains for women and the country’s fragile democracy hanging in the balance, Facing the Dragon pays tribute to its protagonists’ determination to change their country from within – and to the energy women the world over are pouring into addressing power imbalance. BEYOND THE SCREEN Join us after the film to explore the space being carved…

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Sorry We Missed You

Sat 28 September @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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£5.50 – £10.50

Ken Loach returns with another devastatingly powerful portrait of contemporary Britain, that delves into the knock-on effects of zero-hour contracts and the gig economy for a family struggling to get by. This critically acclaimed, highly anticipated follow-up to I, Daniel Blake is both an intimate drama and a searing indictment of an inhumane economic system. "Riveting...a drama of searing human empathy" - Time Out BEYOND THE SCREEN We hope to welcome the film’s screenwriter (and Take One Action patron) Paul…

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The Brink + Shorts

Sat 28 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Aros Cinema, Viewfield Rd
Portree, IV519EU United Kingdom
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£6.95 – £8.95

The Brink (2019) is a documentary that follows the former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, through the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States. Alison Klayman’s film sheds light on Bannon’s efforts to mobilise and unify far-right parties in order to win seats in the May 2019 European Parliamentary elections. It will be paired with artists’ shorts including John Smith’s, Who Are We? (2016), to create a timely event, one month before the UK is set to leave the…

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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Sat 28 September @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH39BZ United Kingdom
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£4.50 – £10.50

This stunning follow-up to Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark offers a cinematic meditation on the way human activity has reshaped the Earth, documenting our massive reengineering of the planet’s surface in astonishing scale and perspective. Spanning numerous countries, Anthropocene lays bare the gashes, wounds and irreparable marks of industrialisation and extraction, revealing how our mania for conquest has created a global epidemic. "Gorgeously shot documentary striking cinematography" - Hollywood Reporter Plus short: Hybrids (Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau,…

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Yours in Sisterhood

Sun 29 September @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Space, 183 Dalry Road
Edinburgh, EH11 2EB United Kingdom
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Free

Join us for a free screening of surprising, diverse and inspiring films by and about women, celebrating defiance and solidarity. A warm welcome will be offered to all, with free tea and coffee and an informal conversation after the films. Part of Take One Action Film Festival 2019, 18th - 29th September

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Sorry We Missed You

Sun 29 September @ 5:45 pm
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH39BZ United Kingdom
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£4.50 – £10.50

Ken Loach returns with another devastatingly powerful portrait of contemporary Britain, that delves into the knock-on effects of zero-hour contracts and the gig economy for a family struggling to get by. This critically acclaimed, highly anticipated follow-up to I, Daniel Blake is both an intimate drama and a searing indictment of an inhumane economic system. "Riveting...a drama of searing human empathy" - Time Out BEYOND THE SCREEN We hope to welcome the film’s screenwriter (and Take One Action patron) Paul…

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’50s Monster Movie Double Feature

Sun 29 September @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Hairdressers, 20 - 28 Renfield Lane
Glasgow, G2 6PH United Kingdom
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£5

Come and join Trash Cinema as they take you back to the 1950s for a vintage monster movie double bill. A screening of the atomically explosive THE BEAST FROM  20,000 FATHOMS as well as everyone's favourite giant killer ant movie THEM! They'll be showing some classic '50s cinema/drive-in bumpers before the show as well as during the intermission to complete the experience. So come on down, guys and gals, grab a soda and some popcorn and join Trash Cinema for…

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Madrid, Capital City (Glasgow)

Sun 29 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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£7

Part of Scalarama 2019, Cinemaattic hits back with the best independent cinema from Spain and Latin America, bringing a programme of short-films focused on a very particular town, Madrid. Protagonist, voyeur city, Madrid has seen the changes in contemporary Spain from a privileged point of view. This programme of films aims to help viewers to get a better feel for life there. Madrid resisted Franco’s bombing during the civil war, Madrid was the protagonist of Spain’s young democracy -embodied in…

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