TAKE ONE ACTION

UNISON is delighted to be partnering with the Take One Action! Film Festival again this year. The Festival runs from Friday 21st September until Saturday 6th October 2012 in Glasgow and Edinburgh (a selection of films will tour all over Scotland in the winter, more details of that nearer the time). The full programme can be found here:  http://www.takeoneaction.org.uk/events/festival/ , there is also on this page a summary of all the films on show.

 

UNISON is centrally involved in two films on show, firstly,  Sister , a powerful film that highlights how lack of transport, communication, education and investment in healthcare mean that Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti have an average maternal mortality rate of one in forty women. The Glasgow showing on Wednesday 26th September is in Yorkhill Hospital – a unique chance to see a film in a hospital and hear direct from the director.

 

The second film we are working on is We’re not Broke which well illustrates from a US perspective how much wealth there is in the world and the effort to which large corporations go to avoid paying taxes. BB3 comedian Jolyon Rubenstein current star of The Revolution will be Televised will take part in the after film panel discussion along with UNISON’s own Dave Watson.

 

Please draw these films and the whole festival to the attention of members and their families.

 

The films all help highlight progressive issues, struggles and alternatives to austerity orthodoxy. The audience at the end of each film is asked to at least Take One Action! Arising out of the film. For UNISON they are a vital aid in our ongoing work to build confidence that there is an alternative and to engage people around joining with us on the 20th of October demonstration in Glasgow.

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