15 Films That Explain Why the Political Revolution Must Continue Past November and Beyond
15 Films That Explain Why the Political Revolution Must Continue Past November and Beyond
By Tim Hjersted / filmsforaction.org
Jul 22, 2016

No matter who we vote for or who gets elected, the revolution must continue. These films remind us why. 


Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas (2008)
95 min · From Venezuela's Communal Councils, to Brazil's Participatory Budgeting; from Constitutional Assemblies to grassroots movements, recuperated factories to cooperatives across...
HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream? (2012)
76 min · HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream? is stunning audiences across the globe, as it exposes the real truth behind the worldwide economic collapse, tracing its origins to a 1971...
Legalize Democracy (2014)
30 min · Legalize Democracy is a documentary film by Dennis Trainor, Jr. about a movement to amend the U.S. Constitution so that Corporations are not considered people, and money is not...
Requiem For The American Dream (2015)
73 min · In his final long-form documentary interview - filmed over four years - Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented...
Hillary Clinton's Business of Corporate Shilling & War Making (2016)
27 min · Digging deep into Hillary's connections to Wall Street, Abby Martin reveals how the Clinton's multi-million-dollar political machine operates.  This episode chronicles the...
We're Not Broke (2012)
81 min · America is in the grip of a societal economic panic. Lawmakers cry “We’re Broke!” as they slash budgets, lay off schoolteachers, police, and firefighters, crumbling our...
The Power Principle: Corporate Empire and the Rise of the National Security State (2012)
95 min · "A gripping, deeply informative account of the plunder, hypocrisy, and mass violence of plutocracy and empire; insightful, historically grounded and highly relevant to the...
Lifting the Veil:  Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy (2011)
114 min · This film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the "graveyard of social movements", the massive influence of corporate finance in elections, the absurd...
Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics (2009)
87 min · The definitive documentary explaining the influence of money on politics by Jonathan Shockley. If you like it, consider buying the high quality DVD or donating a few $ at...
Inequality For All (2013)
90 min · A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, INEQUALITY FOR ALL features Robert Reich—professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member—as he demonstrates how...
Real Estate 4 Ransom: Why Does Land Cost the Earth? (2012)
39 min · REAL ESTATE 4 RAN$OM outlines a genuine alternative to the global property speculation that forced so many into debt. Doubling the pressure, the tax game has become just that...
Who Rules America? (2012)
150 min · Welcome to Wall Street – the epicenter of financial power in America, perhaps the money capital of the world. The globally oriented financial firms, based in the New York...
UNCOUNTED: The Story of the California Primary (2016)
40 min · In an extensive mini-documentary by Rogue Kite Productions and The Young Turks, we tell you the true story of what happened leading up to and after the California Democratic...
Mark Corske's Engines of Domination (2014)
60 min · Political power -- armed central authority, with states and war -- is it part of human nature? Is it necessary for human communities? Or is it a tool that ruling elites use to...
The Corporation (2003)
145 min · The Corporation is today's dominant institution, creating great wealth but also great harm. This 26 award-winning documentary examines the nature, evolution, impacts and future...
Pots, Pans and Other Solutions (2012)
90 min · In Iceland, the first European country to wake up to an economic crash, people became aware that they could and should intervene in society and started demanding more...

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15 Films That Explain Why the Political Revolution Must Continue Past November and Beyond