"Desert Goddess" Remembers Arizona's Glen Canyon
7 min · 10,383 views today · In this excerpt from the award-winning documentary DamNation, filmmakers Ben Knight and Travis Rummel interview the "desert goddess," Katie Lee. When the Glen Canyon Dam was...
9 Ways We Can Make Social Justice Movements Less Elitist and More Accessible
Kai Cheng Thom · 3,374 views today · In my first year of college, I stopped calling myself an activist. It took attending just a few meetings of the campus queer group for me to realize that I didn’t fit in with...
The Great Forgetting: You Probably Haven't Heard about It But It Completely Affects Your Life
Deep Ecology Hub · 2,888 views today · This article summarizes the ideas of Daniel Quinn, first written about in The Story of B, which was a sequel to Ishmael. The longer, original essay can be read here, and comes...
Who Are You? This Breathtaking Video Might Change Your Life
2 min · 1,685 views today · "Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can...
I Wish for You... Jeremy Irons is a Grandfather With A Beautiful Message for His Granddaughter
5 min · 1,628 views today · 'War Horse' author Michael Morpurgo and actors Jeremy Irons and Maxine Peake have joined forces to make a powerful new 5 minute film especially for you. Please watch and...
Comedian Brian Dunkleman Takes On the Stigma of Socialism
3 min · 1,202 views today · There's nothing more American than Football. There's also nothing more socialist. Brian Dunkleman Takes On the Stigma of Socialism.
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min · 1,152 views today · "The world is missing what I am ready to give: My Wisdom, My Sweetness, My Love and My hunger for Peace." "Where are you? Where are you, little girl with broken wings but full...
Brilliant Comic of Banksy's Call To Arms Against Advertisers
Gavin Aung Than · 1,085 views today · Banksy is an anoynomous English street artist and activist who has become a cult hero for his anti-establishment and rebellious artwork.
The Profound Ways that Schooling Harms Society: Incredibly, All of This Is Invisible to Our Culture
Carol Black · 1,083 views today · Occupy Your Brain: On Power, Knowledge, and the Re-Occupation of Common Sense One of the most profound changes that occurs when modern schooling is introduced into traditional...
Republicans Welcomed Bernie Sanders to Wisconsin By Calling Him an Extremist. His Response? Perfect.
5 min · 1,082 views today · This was just awesome. No wonder so many people love Sander's message. The opening minutes of the July 1st rally was a classic #FeelTheBern moment, delivered to a 10,000...
F*ck That: A Guided Meditation for the Realities of Today's World
2 min · 1,012 views today · Just acknowledge that all that sh*t is f*cking b*llshit — you're here now, in this place, with your inner stillness. Take in a deep breath ... now breathe out. Just feel the...
How Stress Affects Your Brain
4 min · 982 views today · Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in public. But when it’s...
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into A Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley · 980 views today · This is easily the best comic strip ever made.  Pabl
Carl Gustav Jung - the Three Births of the Human Spirit
Frank M. Wanderer Ph.D · 940 views today · C. G. Jung believes that we need to go through three births in our lifetime. The first is our physical birth, then the birth of our Ego, and spiritual birth of Consciousness...
Free Trade Explained In An Excellent Comic
Michael Goodwin, Illustrated by Dan E. Burr · 918 views today · The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are the latest in a long line of international free trade agreements. But why are...
The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy
3 min · 879 views today · What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic...
This Video Dispels Every "Nature VS Nurture" Myth You've Ever Heard. The Implications are Profound.
31 min · 798 views today · If everyone watched this it could radically transform the world. This is a segment from Moving Forward (2011). Watch the full documentary online here.
Nigerians Are Building Fireproof, Bulletproof, and Eco-Friendly Homes With Plastic Bottles and Mud
Amanda Froelich · 790 views today · These colorful homes are bulletproof, fireproof, and can withstand earthquakes. They also maintain a comfortable temperature, produce zero carbon emissions, and are powered by...
The White Man in That Photo
Riccardo Gazzaniga · 581 views today · Sometimes photographs deceive. Take this one, for example. It represents John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s rebellious gesture the day they won medals for the 200 meters at the...
The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World
Films For Action · 554 views today · A more beautiful, just and sustainable world is possible. Take this library and use it to inspire global change!
Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)
David Cain · 549 views today · Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning to normal after my nine months...
A Very Heavy Agenda Part 1: A Catalyzing Event (2015)
94 min · 528 views today · Thanks to the filmmaker, A VERY HEAVY AGENDA PART 1 can be watched for free for 1 week: Feb 1st - 7, 2016. If you want to support the film, you can share the film with your...
HUMAN (2015)
382 min · 485 views today · What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight? That we laugh? Cry? Our curiosity? The quest for discovery?  Driven by these questions, filmmaker and artist...
What Is Addiction? - Gabor Maté
3 min · 427 views today · Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the root causes of addiction and how to deal with them.
Have You Heard of The Great Forgetting? It Happened 10,000 Years Ago & Completely Affects Your Life
Daniel Quinn · 398 views today · (Excerpted from the book, The Story of B) With every audience and every individual, I have to begin by making them see that the cultural self-awareness we inherit from our...
Landmark Deal to Protect Canadian Rainforest Called a 'Gift to the World'
Nadia Prupis · 397 views today · "From conflict to collaboration, we now celebrate the protection of areas of cultural and ecological importance while ensuring economic opportunities for the communities exist...
What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?
Katherine Reynolds Lewis · 396 views today · Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works.
Paris State of Emergency (2016) Medialien
20 min · 375 views today · A look back on the first months of the state of emergency in Paris: activists in custody, protests shut down, warrantless house arrests, and the COP21 strangled by...
Welcome to Marinaleda: The Spanish Anti-Capitalist Town With Equal Wage Full Employment and $19 Housing
Jade Small · 373 views today · With virtually no police, crime or unemployment, meet the Spanish town described as a democratic, socialist utopia. Unemployment is non-existent in Marinaleda, an Andalusian...
Forest Man
16 min · 316 views today · Since the 1970's Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC...
GAPS (2014)
4 min · 306 views today · Experimental road movie. Gaps: offsets, fractures, voids in our modern lives... Direction, Image, Sound, Editing, Mixing & Soundtrack by Tamara Laï 4'40"...
What's Your Biggest Regret?
3 min · 304 views today · A blackboard stood in the middle of New York City asking passersby to write down their biggest regrets. As the board filled up, we noticed that all of these responses had one...
Schooling the World (2010)
66 min · 279 views today · If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children. The U.S. Government knew this in the 19th...
Above All, Be Kind
2 min · 260 views today · The remarkable mind that brought you QI, Blackadder and Spitting Image asks one of the world’s simplest but most significant questions – what do we really need to know? What...
Robert Smalls: An American Hero
3 min · 248 views today · Robert Smalls began life as a slave in Beaufort, South Carolina. Born on April 5, 1839, he taught himself to read, and was later briefly allowed to attend school. In his early...
Caitlin Moran's Posthumous Advice for Her Daughter
Caitlin Moran · 183 views today · My daughter is about to turn 13 and I’ve been smoking a lot recently, and so – in the wee small hours, when my lungs feel like there’s a small mouse inside them, scratching to...
The Conflicting Way Women Relate to Sex
Nina Koevoets · 178 views today · (and how to overcome it)
Welcome To Gaza - With Your Guide, Banksy
2 min · 166 views today · Welcome to a tourist video with a twist. Street artist Banksy goes to Gaza; entering via a tunnel, he documents the destruction wrought by operation protective edge. The short...
How Wolves Change Rivers
4 min · 151 views today · When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a...
Eleven Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 20
Charles Eisenstein · 148 views today · This is a letter to my younger self - both the inner cynic and the idealist that secretly believes a more beautiful world is possible.
Watch the Beautiful Two-Minute Ad Asking the Washington Football Team to Change Its Name
2 min · 144 views today · With the owner of the team vowing "NEVER" to change its name, Native American tribes around the country launched a national campaign to do just that. Want to get involved?...
Argentina: The Country That Monsanto Poisoned
Michael Warren and Natacha Pisarenko · 133 views today · American biotechnology has turned Argentina into the world’s third-largest soybean producer, but the chemicals powering the boom aren’t confined to soy and cotton and corn...
A Very Heavy Agenda Part 2: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New Neocons (2016)
120 min · 127 views today · "Completely mind-blowing documentary about neocon ideologues and their bipartisan destructive influence" - Max Blumenthal [Author of Goliath & The 51 Day War] Part 2 Synopsis...
The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think
Johann Hari · 122 views today · It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned -- and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our...
I've Never Seen the Israel / Palestine Conflict Illustrated More Uniquely Than This
3 min · 120 views today · The story shared by Israel and Palestine has been told in several stunning films, but I don't think I've ever seen it told like this. Nina Paley created this (extremely brief)...
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