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Christian Aid Film Festival Partnership

Tuesday August 25 2020

Made in Bangladesh

Christian Aid Scotland has partnered with an Edinburgh-based charity to show four films relevant to its work next month.

Showing as part of the Take One Action Film Festival from September 16-27, the films focus on the plight of garment workers in Bangladesh, farmers who have been denied access to water, boys living on an electronic rubbish dump, and the fight for land rights in Kenya.

Take One Action is an organisation that uses film to explore issues around social and climate justice, both in Scotland and worldwide. In a normal year, their programme includes a 12-day festival in Edinburgh and Glasgow and weekend festivals in Aberdeen and Inverness, as well as a network of local film clubs, individual screenings, talks and training opportunities.

This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival has moved online. The programme includes 12 feature films and 14 shorts, as well as nightly Q&As with filmmakers and campaigners, as well as workshops and panel sessions. All live events are free, and viewers are invited to pay what they can for the films, which are available to view for the duration of the festival.

The four films shown in partnership with Christian Aid are:

Made in Bangladesh: How do you learn to speak out when everyone expects you to be silent? Shimu, 23, works in a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Faced with often grueling, at times unsafe working conditions, she starts a union with her co-workers. Despite threats from management and her husband’s disapproval, Shimu embraces the power of collective action.

Until the Last Drop: In an occupied land where access to water has been turned into a privilege, two farmers face increasingly iniquitous realities.

Kofi and Lartey: Two boys navigate their friendship and path to adulthood on one of the biggest electronic waste dumps in the world, Agbogbloshie in Kenya, documenting their daily lives along the way.

Oil and Water: In a drought-prone, oil-rich area in Northern Kenya, a community’s ancestral land has been taken for oil extraction. But after the women of the community — who traditionally have no say in things related to land — see that the promise of jobs, money and reliable water never materialise, they rally together to protect their future and fight greed, patriarchy and corrupt politics.

For the full programme, visit 


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