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Films For Action
Location:   Lawrence, Kansas
Films For Action is a non-profit website featuring over 1500 of the best socially-conscious documentaries and videos you can watch free online. We add videos and articles regularly on a wide variety of issues, putting an emphasis on ideas, information, and perspectives not covered by the...
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Films For Action added a video on Feb 25 2015
‎This short video explains why it should bother everyone that the Oscars are so white.
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Films For Action added an article on Feb 25 2015
Every female wants to be loved by a male. Every woman wants to love and be loved by the males in her life. Whether gay or straight, bisexual or celibate, she wants to feel the love of father, grandfather, uncle, brother, or male friend.
Films For Action added an article on Feb 25 2015
In a recent semi-documentary film called Garbage, a toxic waste disposal engineer was asked how we can stop engulfing the world in our poisons. His answer was, "We'd have to remove everybody from the face of the earth, because humans GENERATE toxic waste, whether it be...
Films For Action added an article on Feb 24 2015
Contrary to popular opinion, Charles Darwin did not originate the idea of evolution. By the middle of the 19th century, the mere fact of evolution had been around for a long time, and most thinkers of the time were perfectly content to leave it at that. The absence of a...
Films For Action added an article on Feb 22 2015
The executives at MSNBC are doing some shifting around of its network schedule. A source from the network said MSNBC is ditching its left-wing stance. According to the source, “Going left was a brilliant strategy while it lasted and made hundreds of millions of dollars for...
Films For Action added an article on Feb 20 2015
It is no secret that the Earth is in trouble and that we humans are to blame. Just knowing these grim facts, however, won’t get us very far. We have to transform this knowledge into a deep passion to change course. But passion does not come primarily from the head; it is a...
Films For Action added an article on Feb 19 2015
‘Think of a world without war, a world of social justice, a world of ecological sustainability.’ This is how Robin Grille starts his talk at TEDX Pittwater. Robin is a psychologist, author, educator and advocate for children who is not alone in his dream for a better world...
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Films For Action added an article on Feb 19 2015
From the San and the Kogi: Value community and cooperation; we are part of the world, not separate from it. One of the oldest cultures on Earth is that of the !Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in the northern parts of South Africa. The exclamation point in their name...
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Films For Action added an article on Feb 18 2015
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream for the adventure...
Films For Action added a video on Feb 17 2015
When Adolph Eichmann was asked, "Was it hard for you to send these tens of thousands of people to their death?" Eichmann replied, "To tell you the truth, it was easy. Our language made it easy." This is a clip from The Basics of Nonviolent Communication with Marshall...
Films For Action added a video on Feb 16 2015
A new film asks whether practicing workplace democracy would be easier if our media gave us as many visions of collaboration as they do of competition? As Sarah van Gelder pointed out recently, 2014 research by the Pew Center found that 78 percent of Americans believe that...
Films For Action added a video on Feb 16 2015
We've been educated in a way that makes violence enjoyable. But it's so implicit in our thoughts we're not even aware of it. Click Part 2 above to continue watching at the point where the clip ends. Part 1 is an excerpt from The Basics of Nonviolent Communication with...
Films For Action added a video on Feb 15 2015
Perhaps you should; because they certainly are. But will the changes mean generations plagued with attention disorders and poor social skills or will it boost creativity? Narrated by Gillian Anderson. Scripted by Nigel Warburton.
Films For Action added a video on Feb 15 2015
Karl Marx believed that work, at its best, is what makes us human. It allows us to live, be creative and flourish. But under capitalism he saw workers alienated from each other and the product of their labour. Narrated by Gillian Anderson. Scripted by Nigel Warburton.
Films For Action added local news on Feb 12 2015
Several years ago, I committed my life to trying to make certain that it was more possible for more LGBT youth in Kansas to see a light in the darkness. To know that they are precisely and perfectly who they are supposed to be. There are many others who have made the same...
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Films For Action added an article on Feb 11 2015
John Rees takes a look behind the propaganda at the facts about terrorism The government's ‘Counter-terrorism awareness week’ has just ended. A raft of new laws said to protect us from terror attacks have been announced and institutions and individuals have been encouraged...
Films For Action added an article on Feb 11 2015
A few days ago in Stockholm I was walking by the water and was accosted by a youngish man from Ireland who shouted out my name. This is not something that happens to me often -– apparently he is among that small subset of humanity that has read my book – so I took this...
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Films For Action added an article on Feb 10 2015
Perhaps the most redeeming aspect of my father’s ministry was his tireless work to help people heal from guilt and shame. I saw the transformative impact that his efforts had on people’s lives as they built the strength to lay down years of resentment and bitterness, and...
Films For Action added an article on Feb 10 2015
Wherever you see angry black people in motion, you'll find Democratic party elements doing their thing, protecting the careers of the elected and unelected members of the black political class from politicians to preachers and prison wardens, misdirecting black rage...
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Films For Action added an article on Feb 10 2015
The popular expression, “there is no place like home” can echo deep within the fiber of our beings. Remembering our homes intuitively invokes a sense of place for many of us. A sense of place or rootedness can awaken feelings of comfort, love, belonging, peace and security...
Films For Action added an article on Feb 10 2015
The motto of Dauphin, Manitoba, a small farming town in the middle of Canada, is “everything you deserve.” What a citizen deserves, and what effects those deserts have, was a question at the heart of a 40-year-old experiment that has lately become a focal point in a debate...
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Films For Action added an article on Feb 10 2015
They burned him alive in an iron cage, and as he screamed and writhed in the agony of hell they made a sport of his death. After listening to one newscast after another rightly condemn the barbaric killing of that Jordanian air force pilot at the bloody hands of ISIS, I...
Films For Action added an article on Feb 9 2015
We fire missiles from the sky that incinerate families huddled in their houses. They incinerate a pilot cowering in a cage. We torture hostages in our black sites and choke them to death by stuffing rags down their throats. They torture hostages in squalid hovels and...
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Films For Action added a video on Feb 9 2015
You are probably a bit of a blamer - most of us are. But why should we give it up? In this witty RSA Short, inspirational thinker Brené Brown considers why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we desperately need to move beyond this toxic...
Films For Action added an article on Feb 9 2015
Depression, anxiety, and fatigue are an essential part of a process of metamorphosis that is unfolding on the planet today, and highly significant for the light they shed on the transition from an old world to a new. When a growing fatigue or depression becomes serious, and...
Films For Action added an article on Feb 9 2015
As someone who writes regularly on the subject of white privilege, I am often electronically attacked by those who insist that the very notion of such a thing is a mere figment of my imagination: well, mine, and that of all the other “race hustlers” out there. “Don’t you know...
Films For Action added an article on Feb 9 2015
"Going to Places that Scare Me: Personal Reflections on Challenging Male Supremacy" is an excerpt from the critically acclaimed book, Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy by Chris Crass. Around the world, women...
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Films For Action added an article on Feb 8 2015
The religious façade is merely another element of IS propaganda, the mobilising ideology that provides a veneer of legitimacy for its existence Recently, in the Daily Mail, Piers Morgan wrote about his “uncontrollable rage” at watching the video of the Jordanian...
Films For Action added a video on Feb 8 2015
Ever wondered how they do it? Guinea, and many other African countries, will never rise out of poverty if this continues to happen... Please watch the video and then sign the petition: http://chn.ge/1tEcGsZ  
Films For Action added a video on Feb 8 2015
White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we've entered a...
Films For Action added a video on Feb 8 2015
This is a short animated introduction to Participatory Economics. It's made about 10 times more hilarious and enjoyable to watch thanks to the laugh track and frequent jokes.
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Films For Action added an article on Feb 7 2015
The surprising origins of a beloved board game In March of 1903, a single woman in her late thirties walked into the U.S. Patent Office to secure her claim to a board game she had been diligently designing in the hours she stole from her day job as a stenographer. Lizzie...
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Films For Action added an article on Feb 6 2015
Feedback from my lecture at the Green Party annual meeting has been trickling in, and it seems that the talk wasn’t as well-received as I thought at the time. The people who walked out in the first five minutes – maybe they didn’t have to go to the bathroom after all, as I’d...
Films For Action added an article on Feb 6 2015
Last weekend I decided I would get the kids outdoors for a little time in nature. The Susquehanna River was frozen over, with the most remarkable ice formations. Even though the water is not deep in this part of the river, ice somehow piled up several feet. The photograph...
Films For Action added an article on Feb 5 2015
If we are to create a society that values black life, we cannot ignore the role of food and land. In August, five young men showed up at Soul Fire Farm, a sustainable farm near Albany, New York, where I work as educator and food justice coordinator. It was the first day...
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Films For Action added a video on Feb 5 2015
This groundbreaking 1997 PBS documentary launched the movement against American Indian mascots to a new level, getting reviewed in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Chicago Tribune, and even a "person of the week" spot about the film's subject Charlene Teters by the ABC...
Films For Action added a video on Feb 4 2015
What students most need, high schools seem almost designed to thwart.
Films For Action shared an image via Balakrishna Gopinath on Feb 3 2015
Films For Action added a video on Feb 3 2015
Remember Goodnight Moon, the children’s book about a young rabbit going to bed? Rootstrikers, a nonpartisan network of activists seeking to get money out of politics, put together their own Goodnight-inspired eBook called Goodnight Democracy. In this video, we read it to...
Films For Action added a video on Feb 3 2015
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. It killed 11 workers and caused the worst oil spill in American history. The explosion still haunts the lives of those most intimately affected, though the story has long ago faded from the...