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 action on Sep 1 2015
Mayday 2016 Call to Action: Kids Out Of Cages Occupation of For Profit Juvenile Prisons
Why are we against prison? Because what goes on behind those walls does anything but rehabilitate people. In solidarity with victims of police brutality, we fight a judicial...
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Films For Action added a video on Sep 1 2015
Feminist: Stories From Women’s Liberation (2013)
Structured as a personal journey of rediscovery by filmmaker Jennifer Lee, this documentary brings the momentous first decade of secondwave feminism vividly to life. Its...
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Films For Action added an article on Sep 1 2015
Setting Aside Half the Earth for 'Rewilding': The Ethical Dimension
A much-anticipated book in conservation and natural science circles is EO Wilson’s Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, which is due early next year. It builds on his...
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Films For Action added an article on Sep 1 2015
6 Strategies to Make Powerful Social Change-Starting With "Stay Woke"
Bree Newsome’s removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse reminds us that real change comes from people power.
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Films For Action added a video on Sep 1 2015
Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation
The Occupy Wall Street movement and protest movements around the world are evidence of a new era of intergenerational activists seeking deeper spiritual meaning in their quest...
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Films For Action added an article on Sep 1 2015
Noam Chomsky Has 'Never Seen Anything Like This'
Noam Chomsky is America’s greatest intellectual. His massive body of work, which includes nearly 100 books, has for decades deflated and exposed the lies of the power elite...
Films For Action added a video on Aug 30 2015
Reclaiming Pakistan: Bravery In The Face Of Terrorism
A civil rights activist, Mohammad Jibran Nasir, sparks a social revolution after almost 140 children were killed in the Peshawar Army School tragedy. A short documentary that...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 29 2015
Worried Your Partner Is Emotionally Abusive? Check Out These 7 Warning Signs
There’s a misconception that abusive partners always use physical violence, which can make it hard to tell if your partner’s abusive. Emotional abuse is more subtle – but it...
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Films For Action shared an article via Films For Action on Aug 28 2015
The Problem of Passivity
I came to Buddhism through direct action; lines of truncheons, state repression, and a world of suffering crying out for a response. And Buddhism saved me, from a subsuming...
Films For Action added a video on Aug 28 2015
Rose Pere: We Believe In The Oneness of Everything That Exists
At her home just north of Tuai, a small town in the mountains of the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand, Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Rose Pere shares some of the beliefs of her...
Films For Action added a video on Aug 27 2015
Cure Your Ailments and Be in a Good Mood for No Reason with Nature Rx
Set in the world of a spoofed prescription drug commercial, Nature Rx offers a hearty dose of laughs and the outdoors - two timeless prescriptions for whatever ails you. Side...
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 27 2015
Fungus: The Plastic of the Future
Motherboard dives head first into the R+D world surrounding the development of fungi as a viable replacement for plastic, and the people who hope it can lead to a better and...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 27 2015
Kansas: Jury Revolts Against Stupidity of Marijuana Laws, "They Felt Marijuana Should Be legalized."
Mostly white, middle-class, middle-aged jury went into full rebellion against the prosecutor stating that they wouldn't convict even if the client's guilt was proven beyond a...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 27 2015
4 'Magic' Phrases to Use If Cops Stop You with Pot
A lawyer's advice on how to assert your rights when it comes to drugs and the police.
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 26 2015
Let Them Eat Privilege
Focusing on privilege diverts attention away from the real villains.
Films For Action added an article on Aug 21 2015
Bernie Sanders & Cornel West: The Radical Alliance That Could Change Everything
As the democratic socialist from Vermont tries to do the impossible, the firebrand academic could help.
Films For Action added an article on Aug 20 2015
Why Surprising Numbers of Republicans Vote for Bernie Sanders
Ann Coulter knows who she wants to be the Democratic nominee for president, and who that person is, well, it may surprise you.   She wants Hillary Clinton to be the...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 20 2015
Who's the Real Troublemaker in the Middle East?
Iran’s no democratic paradise, but Washington’s Saudi allies are even worse.
Films For Action added an article on Aug 19 2015
Brené Brown on How to Reckon with Emotion and Change Your Narrative
The most powerful stories may be the ones we tell ourselves, says Brené Brown. But beware—they're usually fiction.
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 19 2015
How Awe Makes Us Generous
A new study finds that feeling small in nature makes us more generous to other humans.
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 19 2015
America's Biggest Problem Is Concentrated Poverty, Not Inequality
Addressing income inequality is important, but worsening economic segregation has far more compounding effects.
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 18 2015
The Three Percent: Why BLM Seattle Won When They Interrupted Bernie Sanders
UPDATE: Activist Talib Kweli went on the Bill Maher Show and agreed, bringing in even more insight on why BLM Seattle was successful after interrupting Sanders. He and...
Films For Action added an article on Aug 18 2015
What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?
Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works.
Films For Action added an article on Aug 17 2015
"You Grow Up Wanting to Be Luke Skywalker, Then Realize You've Become a Stormtrooper for the Empire"
Read this shocking account of how U.S. Iraq War veterans had their 9/11 patriotism crushed & replaced with something far more alarming… Someone asked: How do you Americans...
Films For Action added an article on Aug 17 2015
An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders Supporters
Dear Bernie Sanders supporters, Shut up and listen for once. When black women interrupt your candidate, don't call them "thugs." And when protesters hijack your hero's...
Films For Action added a video on Aug 16 2015
On #BlackLivesMatter and Defending Bernie Sanders
My two cents on the disruption of the Bernie Sanders speech in Seattle last week, and the pushback it sparked from some Sanders supporters.
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 14 2015
Thom Hartmann: A Different Perspective on BLM & Bernie Sanders
Thom Hartmann says white people need to understand black people have suffered 400 years of genocide and the murders continue today. This is why members of the Black Lives...
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 14 2015
Do Protests Have to Be Disruptive?
Sometimes political protests can be really inconvenient. And sometimes they target powerful people who already agree with the protestors! What's the point of that?
Films For Action added an article on Aug 14 2015
In Her Own Words: The Political Beliefs of the Protester Who Interrupted Bernie Sanders
Marissa Johnson, left, on Saturday at the Bernie Sanders rally in Westlake Plaza. Monday, Johnson spoke to the podcast This Week in Blackness about her motivations and...
Films For Action added an article on Aug 11 2015
Dear #BlackLivesMatter: We Don't Need Black Leadership
Black Lives Matter, a loose network of activists around the country, is currently facing backlash for storming the stage at Bernie Sanders’ events. Black people have a long and...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 10 2015
Bernie Sanders on Racism and Racial Justice
We must pursue policies that transform this country into a nation that affirms the value of its people of color. That starts with addressing the four central types of violence...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 10 2015
Why Saturday's Bernie Sanders Rally Left Me Feeling Heartbroken
Washington State Senator Pramila Jayapal (not pictured) was at the Bernie Sanders rally that got interrupted yesterday in Seattle. She offered some thoughts about the event on...
Films For Action added a video on Aug 7 2015
How a Land High in the Western Himalayas Can Help Us Understand The Crisis of The Modern World
This is a clip from The Economics of Happiness (2011). Thanks to the filmmakers, you can watch the full documentary online for FREE through the month of August, 2015 here on...
Films For Action added a video on Aug 6 2015
Momenta (2015)
Momenta is a film and movement founded to educate, raise awareness, and activate communities to stop all proposed coal exports in the Pacific Northwest. We are dedicated to...
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 5 2015
Unity: Not The Same, But Equal (2015)
Seven years in the making, the new documentary, UNITY, takes an in-depth look at what it truly means to be human. Writer/Director Shaun Monson (EARTHLINGS), collaborates with...
Films For Action added a video on Aug 5 2015
Good Hair (2009)
Chris Rock’s 2009 comedy documentary, ‘Good Hair’ might seem like a simple straightforward comedy documentary about a women’s hair salon. Actually, it goes deeper than that...
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 5 2015
Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man (2006)
As Africa looks desperately for leaders of integrity and vision, the life and ideals of the late Thomas Sankara seem more and more relevant and exemplary with the passage of...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 5 2015
The Story of Sama: How I Woke Up
No Longer Powerless tells the stories of women fighting for a better world. Read their stories. Share your stories. Stand up and be counted. This is the story of Sama. 
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 5 2015
I Am A Girl (2013)
There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. They are girls. Being born a girl...
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 5 2015
LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 (2014)
LADONNA HARRIS: INDIAN 101 from Comanche filmmaker Julianna Brannum, chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and the role that...
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