What's this... "Films For Action" all about?
Film offers us a powerful tool to raise awareness of important issues not covered by the mainstream news. Our goal is to provide citizens of the world with the information and perspectives essential to creating a more just, sustainable, and democratic society.
Our website has cataloged over 3000 of the best films and videos that can be watched free online, sorted into 40 subjects related to changing the world. And, since people still theoretically like to read, we've also cataloged a fair amount of articles, too.
Can you explain it with math?
If we tried to break down our theory of social change into an equation, it'd look something like this:
Lack of quality information = bad problems staying bad.
Access to diverse, accurate perspectives on the state of the world = informed people who can not only make bad things less bad, but make good things happen that hadn't been thought of yet.
So... let's see here (scribbles furiously in notebook)
Person + (new knowledge x awesome film medium) = new ways of thinking x taking action = new ways of living x hundreds of thousands of people = massive system-wide change. Yesss!
New to the site?
There are a few great ways to dive in. You can start with our (world famous??) Wall of Films, which is a fun way to browse the 400 best documentaries on the site, with the most viewed at the top.
Our list of Top 100 activist documentaries, rated by our site members, is also super quality.
Since our site acts as a sort of online library, you can sort our videos by most viewed, top rated, or newest first.
You can also filter videos by topics such as food, sustainability, economics, solutions or big ideas. Check out the left-hand side of our library for other filtering options, like language and country.
We've also picked our favorite 'films for action' from 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011.
Join 'team transition'
Create an account on Films For Action
and join our growing community of people who want to change the world!
16,000+ Site Members | 395,000+ Facebook Friends | 9,000 Twitter Friends
As a member of the website you can:
Add content to our digital social change library
(Using a link from sites like Youtube or Vimeo)
(Republished from another website or written by you)
(Articles with a "take action" focus)
Rate member submissions
We encourage rating content based on its shareability (how useful it is for raising awareness)
5 stars if you'd shared it multiple times over time
4 stars if you'd definitely share it once
3 stars if you might not share it - limited use or certain friends only
2 stars if you wouldn't share it
1 star if it isn't right for the site and should be hidden
With the community's help, we'll select the best submissions
and share them across our networks (Facebook, Twitter etc).
Questions? Feel free to contact us.