6 Short Films for Radical Action
To create the conditions for equality and justice, to end the wanton destruction of the environment and begin the process of restoring ecosystems, we need to understand the root causes of the problems we face and strive for systemic change.
By Andrew Butler / filmsforaction.org
Oct 14, 2015

These short films examine how capitalism, colonialism, consumption and ceding our power by granting others authority over our lives creates chaos. There is no single magic “fix”, but rather the need for a movement to dismantle the systems of inequality and to co-create alternatives, without hierarchy, where people come before profit, where the collective needs of the many outweighs the greed of the few.

6 min How many of us have a sneaking suspicion that something pretty fundamental is going wrong in the world? We keep hearing about the potentially devastating consequences of climate change but we are pumping more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every single year. We are forced...
8 min To Change Everything, Start Everywhere! The case for complete self-determination—a guide for the furious, the curious, and the pure of heart. To Change Everything: An Anarchist Appeal If you could change anything, what would you change? Would you go on vacation for the rest...
11 min Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday; or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons; or that dancing around a fire...
11 min This powerful new video by Matthew Cooke is currently spreading like wildfire across the internet, and with good reason. Pulling together disparate stands to create the story of how the ruling class divides people in order to keep them enslaved. You can support this series...
2 min In two minutes, John Perkins explains how the globalized economy works today. It's pretty important that people understand what's driving the economic cancer that has now taken over the planet. 
5 min As we assess the current state of our world and consider together the elements that are essential to a ‘just transition’, and ultimately, a just economy, we are called to consider four goals: to decommodify nature, reimagine work, liberate knowledge and democratize wealth...

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6 Short Films for Radical Action