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Welcome to the 14th edition of Take One Action, the UK’s leading global change film festival.

After many months apart, we are so excited to be heading back to GFT to celebrate the power of community and connection through world-changing cinema. As Scotland prepares to host the UN Climate Conference (aka COP26) this November, our programme offers a much-needed opportunity to pause – and to question just how we arrived at the topsy-turvy reality we call our own.

To truly build back better, we need to witness and dream up different realities. Our excitingly diverse selection of documentaries, and the audience conversations we nurture, invite us to navigate our way into a new story – one that centres care, community, equity, accountability and sustainability.

Take a seat.

Take a stand.

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Please note: Take One Action is an ad-free festival: please take your seats in the cinema at the advertised start time. All screenings will be followed by live or pre-recorded conversations.

Films in this Season

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23 September

Living Proof + Q&A (N/C 8+)

​A stunning new archive documentary that looks for the roots of the climate crisis in Scotland’s post-war history.

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25 September

The Last Forest + recorded Q&A (N/C 12+)

I​n an isolated community in the Amazon, Yanomami shaman Davi Kopenawa tries to keep the spirits of the forest and the traditions alive.

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26 September

The New Corporation + Q&A (N/C 12+)

This punchy documentary celebrates the groundswell of movements taking to the streets in pursuit of justice and the planet's future.

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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