Take One Action nurtures communal exploration of the stories, ideas and questions at the heart of positive social change. Through film screenings, conversation and enquiry, we bring people together to inspire a fairer, more sustainable and more fulfilling world, in Scotland and beyond our borders.
Established in 2008, Take One Action are an Edinburgh-based, independent charity founded by film lovers, cultural activists and globally concerned citizens who believe that shared cinematic experience can catalyse lasting change. Our annual programme of activities welcomes upwards of 5,000 audience members each year and includes a 12-day festival in Edinburgh & Glasgow, two weekend festivals in Aberdeen & Inverness, a network of local film clubs and a series of individual screenings, talks and training opportunities.
Through debate and innovative presentation, our activities bring individuals, communities, campaigners, filmmakers, politicians, academics and artists together to explore the connections, systems and cultures underpinning social, cultural, environmental and economic inequality – and empowers them to envisage tangible action.
Our work is independent, values-driven, widely recognised for its artistic and social merits, and delivered through partnerships with a range of charities, grassroots groups and NGOs who support local creativity, opportunity and action.
In one of China’s most smog-ridden cities, the government’s “Blue Sky War” is in full swing. Though the problem is obvious, solutions are decidedly less so.
HOW TO WATCH
This film is available to watch at any time between 00:00 on 16 September and 23:59 on 27 September.
To enjoy the full "live screening" experience, we recommend you:
1. Pre-buy your access to this programme
2. Register your place for the live Q&A: https://bit.ly/TOAFF20QASmog 3. Start playing this programme at 7pm on Tue 22 September
4. Join us for the live Q&A with representatives from Friends of the Earth Scotland straight after, at 8:30pm
PLEASE NOTE: Smog Town is not in English. If you require subtitles or captions, please make sure they are switched on by clicking the 'CC' button in the bottom right of your video player.
Our recommended ticket price is £7, however to make our programme more accessible we operate a “sliding scale” ticket policy for all of our screenings. All we ask is that you are honest with your financial situation so that we can keep this model going in the future. More information on the "sliding scale" can be found here: http://bit.ly/TOAFFAccess
We don’t want price to be a barrier to access our festival. If you require free access, please contact email@example.com, indicating the title of the film you wish to watch.
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