Film festival of the week: Take One Action Film Festival, various venues, Edinburgh & Glasgow
Saturday 15 September 2012
After a summer dominated by films of an escapist hue, this "values-driven" festival marks its fifth birthday with a celebration of cinema at its most engaged.
Over two weeks, film-makers from around the world share issues of global concern, opening with the Martin Scorsese-produced Surviving Progress, a meditation on where evolution is taking us.
Also included are Lucky, which investigates HIV in South Africa; The Dancing Forest, a study of sustainable food production; The Price of Sex, an exposé of sex trafficking; Chasing Ice, an account of the National Geographic snapper James Balog's Extreme Ice Survey, an attempt to create a photographic record of climate change; and We're Not Broke, a crack at corporate tax-dodgers.
Q&As, bike-powered screenings, workshops, shorts and street theatre also feature, as does fun stuff including a ceilidh and – presumably because a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down – a family screening of Mary Poppins.
(takeoneaction.org.uk) Fri to 6 Oct
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Emma Watson on Jennifer Lawrence naked photo leak: 'Even worse than seeing women's privacy violated is reading the comments'
- 2 Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb
- 3 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 4 Cee Lo Green: It is only rape if the victim is conscious
- 5 Nigerian witch-finder Helen Ukpabio threatens legal action against human rights organisations
Scottish independence referendum: Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai and Frightened Rabbit to play in support of Yes campaign
Jessica Chastain demands Scarlett Johansson-fronted Marvel superhero movie
Downton Abbey series 5 start date revealed: ITV drama to return in late September
Nicki Minaj suffers wardrobe malfunction during MTV VMAs performance with Ariana Grande and Jessie J
Olivia Colman and Mary Berry top Radio Times' female power list
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ashya King: 'Cruel NHS has not given us the treatment we need', says father of five-year-old with brain tumour who fled to Spain