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 an article on Jul 25 2016
The Iroquois Confederacy
In 1987, the United States Senate passed a resolution which acknowledged the contribution of the Iroquois Confederacy of Nations to the development of the United States...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 25 2016
Withdraw Your Support from The Present System: Put Your Money Into a Black Bank or Credit Union
This is something everyone can do to take some of the power from the present system and put it into the people's hands. Find a bank near you: blackoutcoalition.org/black-u-s-banks/
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 24 2016
Alan Watts: Treat Yourself Like a Cloud. Have You Ever Seen a Misshapen Cloud?
Alan Watts discusses choice and the thoughts process behind it. Our choices are fundamentally what shape our character, and more importantly our life as a whole.
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 24 2016
How Prison Labor Is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support It
If you buy products or services from any of the 50 companies listed below (and you likely do), you are supporting modern American slavery
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 22 2016
My Fight to Save America: Police, Moral Injury and Activism
Police aren't the problem, Police HAVE a problem.
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 22 2016
Why Being Lonely Is Crucial for Survival
We all know it sucks to be lonely, but is it actually essential for our survival? Here's more on why loneliness might be a good thing.
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 22 2016
Why Donald Trump Is a Gift to Democracy: No, Seriously. Hear This Out
They say things have to get worse before they get better. Well, here's our inflection point, if we seize it. 
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 22 2016
The Cultural Sickness That Needs to Be Named
All over the world there is a feeling that something is deeply wrong. It is often felt more than seen, an unnamed darkness that keeps millions (even billions) of people...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 22 2016
What You Can Do Right Now About Police Brutality
Once again we find ourselves confronting the murder of another black man at the hands of police. The video showing Michael Slager fire eight times at a fleeing Walter Scott is...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 20 2016
Man in His Arrogance - a Great Speech by Carl Sagan
Sagan's ability to convey his ideas allowed many people to understand the cosmos better—simultaneously emphasizing the value and worthiness of the human race, and the relative...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 20 2016
Visions of Utopia - Experiments in Sustainable Culture (2016)
Visions of Utopia documents and profiles 7 diverse intentional communities in the United States. Have an inside look at what it is like to live in intentional communities from...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 20 2016
In Our Nature: A Beautiful Spoken Word Tribute to the Wonder of The World
A spoken word film about enjoying nature and spending more time outdoors. Our environment and our climate is what keep us alive. If we look after our planet, it will look after...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 19 2016
Two Brilliant Thinkers Had the Same Solution to Political Oligarchy: Direct Democracy
The primary threat to nature and people today comes from centralizing and monopolizing power and control. - Vandana Shiva
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 19 2016
Now Is the Time to Defeat Both Trump and Clintonian Neoliberalism
"If Trump is the price we have to pay to defeat Clintonian neoliberalism – so be it." — Mumia Abu-Jamal
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 19 2016
4 Black Lives Matter Myths Debunked
Black Lives Matter is a powerful and influential movement for justice and empathy. Because the movement is challenging systems of racial oppression in the United States, there...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 19 2016
Listen to the Baton Rouge Police Killer: Tavis Smiley
How many more disaffected black men have to self-radicalize before we take their claims seriously?
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 19 2016
5 Ways the News Media Can Get Real
When Donald Trump gets more air time than Bernie Sanders, the media misses the mark on grassroots change.
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 19 2016
Cultivating Self-Awareness in Parents
A new book argues that parents need to focus more on themselves and less on their children.
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 19 2016
Communalism: a Liberatory Alternative to the Present System
The belief that what currently exists must necessarily exist is the acid that corrodes all visionary thinking. - Murray Bookchin
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 19 2016
We Already Know How to Reduce Police Racism and Violence
Recent research has shown cities what works. For starters, hire more female police officers.
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 13 2016
Law Professor's Epic Response to Black Lives Matter Shirt Complaint
A first year law school student wrote a complaint about her professor having worn a Black Lives Matter T-shirt during class. The professor’s response is priceless. Scans of...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 13 2016
The Scientific Way to Train White People to Stop Being Racist
No one wants to be called fragile. And if you’re white, what you feel reading the title of this article may be indicative of the term. “White fragility” refers to white...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 13 2016
Black Deaths, Police Brutality, Caught on Video: No Justice, Only Sequels
In 1991, when video was released of Rodney King being beaten by Los Angeles police officers, Alton Sterling of Louisiana was 12 years old. Philando Castile of Minnesota was...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 13 2016
Former Police Chief: Put Down the Big Stick
I keep thinking since the horrific police assassinations in Dallas that we’ve been here before. It’s not that so many police officers have been summarily executed. It’s that a...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 13 2016
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Municipal Violations
If you have money, committing a municipal violation may pose you a minor inconvenience. If you don’t, it can ruin your life.
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 13 2016
Phase II of the Political Revolution
Millennials for Bernie have come a long way during the past 14 months, reaching 6.7 million people on Facebook with over 100,000 followers, 1000’s of people mobilizing, door...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 13 2016
What Bernie Sanders Gave to America Today
Today, my hero, Bernie Sanders, endorsed Hillary Clinton, a woman that I truly believe is sociopathic, for the office of the President of the United States and then immediately...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 12 2016
The Political Revolution Doesn't End Today. It Is Merely Entering a New Phase.
People for Bernie’s statement on Bernie Sanders endorsement
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 4 2016
Robert Reich: The 5 Principles of True Patriotism
We talk a lot about Patriotism, especially around July 4th, but we need also to take to heart its five basic principles. First: True patriotism isn’t simply about waving the...
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 30 2016
While You’re Busy Mocking Abigail Fisher, the Powerful Racist Forces Behind Her Are Getting a Pass
It might feel good to mock “Becky with the bad grades,” but focusing on her lets the real power players in her anti-affirmative action case off the hook.
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 30 2016
Shocking New Report: Bombing People Causes People to Hate You
You better sit down for this one because it will blow your mind. You are probably aware that we on a global quest to rid the world of Evil, one smart-bomb at a time. Yet, for...
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 29 2016
Cultivating Empathy for the NEXT Crisis
A central question for this moment in history is how do we collectively navigate a crescendoing wave of crises and move toward planetary resilience and thriving?
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 29 2016
How the "Bad Guy" Hides in Your Mind
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. There is no such thing as “the bad guy.” Every time we see an enemy it is because our minds have projected them onto the world. If...
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 29 2016
Wake up Democrats, Warns Sanders, This Populist Unrest Cannot Be Ignored
Brexit win has much to teach Democrats about Trump threat, warns senator, and elites ignore frustrations of workers and the poor at their own peril
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 23 2016
It Feels Like the Tragedy of a Generation, but We Need to Gear up Not Give Up
It’s been a couple of days since the shocking referendum result, and it feels no better than it did on the night. In fact, if anything, it feels worse. Many of the worst...
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 28 2016
Why the British Said No to Europe
The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open...
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 27 2016
Betraying Progressives, DNC Platform Backs Fracking, TPP, and Israel Occupation
Appointees by Clinton and Wasserman Schulz resoundingly reject numerous proposals put forth by Sanders surrogates
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 26 2016
Post-Brexit, The Far Right Could Easily Ascend to Power, But There's One Way We Can Prevent That
Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has wiped out many bankers and global speculators. They will turn, as they did in 2008, to governments to rescue them from...
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 26 2016
Britain Is Not a Rainy, Fascist Island - Here's My Plan for Progrexit
Social justice and democracy must be at the heart of Brexit negotiations. Progressives must unite to stop the UK turning into a Thatcherite wasteland
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 26 2016
The Four Mantras of True Presence
These simple mantras can help us overcome suffering
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