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 3 2015
Addiction, Climate Change, and the Psychology of Recovery
How does addiction relate to our relationship to the living world?
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 3 2015
Deep, Systemic Change Is Essential, But Is That The Only Type of Change We Should Care About?
Perhaps we could look at acts of direct human-level compassion as complements to, not substitutes for, action on a social or political level.
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 3 2015
Good News for the Anthropocene
The best news for a good Anthropocene is that the human brain is a master at learning and relearning and that “rewiring” takes place all the time. Until old age, learning...
Films For Action added a video on Jul 2 2015
Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story
The planet doesn't need saving. We do. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is not your average 14 year old. Dubbed the ‘Anti-Bieber', he is mobilizing his army of teens in 25 countries to...
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Films For Action shared a video via Films For Action on Jul 2 2015
Just a Little Racist? Try Diet Racism!
A video that will result in absolutely no discussion on Facebook!
Films For Action added an article on Jul 2 2015
“Heritage Not Hate”: A Lie With Any Flag
Images circulated, in the aftermath of Dylann Roof’s racially motivated mass shooting at the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, included not only numerous...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 2 2015
Was The Soviet Union Really a Socialist Country? Noam Chomsky Dispels This Propaganda In 1 Minute
Both America and Stalin's Soviet Union has called his regime a socialist system, but for different reasons. America called Stalin's dictatorship a socialist system because it...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 2 2015
Heard That Old Saying Democracy Is the Tyranny of The Majority? It Was Propaganda Invented By Elites
Is it really surprising that the elite minority would try to convince the majority over which they rule, that democracy = tyranny? This is a clip taken from the film Golden...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 2 2015
Republicans Welcomed Bernie Sanders to Wisconsin By Calling Him an Extremist. His Response? Perfect.
This was just awesome. No wonder so many people love Sander's message. The opening minutes of the July 1st rally was a classic #FeelTheBern moment, delivered to a 10,000...
Films For Action added a video on Jul 2 2015
The Greatest War Going On Today Has Been Called The Silent War, Because Few Ever Speak Of It
"There are no bullets, but it's a war in which people are dying... And the principle weapon, is debt." This clip is taken from the beginning of the film War By Other Means...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 2 2015
Systemic Racism: Is That Really a Thing?
This multi-part video series highlights the impact of systemic racism on our everyday lives. And yeah, it's really a thing. In each 1 minute video, a different example of...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 2 2015
Angela Glover Blackwell on Systemic Racism
In this powerful clip, PolicyLink's Angela Glover Blackwell connects today's unrelenting cases of police violence to systemic causes, underlining the urgency of systemic...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 2 2015
How The Elite Stay In Power
In this video we break down in simple terms the only way "those in power" can stay in power. It's not as complex at it may seem. They need us more than we need them.
Films For Action added an article on Jul 1 2015
Give Up Hope: It's The Best Chance We Have to Save Everything We Love
The most common words I hear spoken by any environmentalists anywhere are, We’re fucked. Most of these environmentalists are fighting desperately, using whatever tools they...
Films For Action added an article on Jul 1 2015
An Economic Hit Man Speaks Out: John Perkins on How Greece Has Fallen Victim to ''Economic Hit Men''
John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, discusses how Greece and other eurozone countries have become the new victims of "economic hit men."
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 1 2015
The World As It Is
This is the truth about the world today: not as it should be, or how it was taught to us in schools, but as it really is. The 5 minute clip is from OBEY (2013), a film based...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 1 2015
Redesigning Cities Could Solve Our Biggest Problems. But We're Hardly Talking About Them.
Cities are the biggest thing we create. But when we talk about sustainability, there is still surprisingly little discussion about how our cities are designed as a whole. This...
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Films For Action added a video on Jul 1 2015
A Quick History Lesson about Race, Class, Prisons and You
MIT's Phil Thompson explains how the struggles against slavery and Jim Crow were not just about reaffirming human rights, but also about transforming the economy. "The sad...
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Films For Action added an article on Jul 1 2015
16 Reasons Why Opening Our Borders Makes More Sense Than Militarizing Them
What would happen if the United States suddenly stopped building walls and instead flung open its borders, not unlike the European Union has done among the member countries of...
Films For Action added an article on Jun 30 2015
How a White Supremacist Became a Civil Rights Activist
The story of a KKK leader’s transformation shows us that we need not live forever with the kind of violence we saw in Charleston this month.
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 29 2015
The Cost of Cowardice
In February, 2009, then Attorney General Eric Holder, in an address at the Department of Justice to commemorate Black History Month, said we in the United States were “a nation...
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 29 2015
Stupidity and Intelligence: Science, GMOs and Our Food
How industrial-scale farming is actually becoming anti-science.
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 29 2015
How White People Got Made
'There’s a perception that whiteness is working for white people. It’s not. Whiteness is one of the biggest and most long-running scams ever perpetrated.'
Films For Action added an article on Jun 29 2015
It's Official -- Bernie Sanders Has Overtaken Hillary Clinton In the Hearts and Minds of Democrats
Bernie Sanders represents a new era in American politics; one where values trump Citizens United cash or cold pragmatism.
Films For Action added an article on Jun 28 2015
Why I Let My Son Wear a Dress
My son Seamus wears a dress. Actually he has two: a dark pink long-sleeved ballerina number with a leotard top and a short sleeved princess dress with pearls and ribbons. They...
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 28 2015
On Brink of 'Sixth Great Extinction,' Humanity Must Conserve or Die
It's official: the planet is entering a "sixth great extinction" that even the most conservative estimates show is killing off species at rates far higher than the previous...
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 28 2015
People and Trees: Intimately Connected Through the Ages
Trees are considered sacred in many cultures. Tree worship, in one form or another, has been practiced almost universally by ancient peoples in every corner of the globe.
Films For Action added an article on Jun 28 2015
The 4th Branch of Government: An Idea To Create Direct Democracy For, and By, The People
Imagine a Collective Arena for all issues facing The Populous. An e-forum. Think WikiPolicy, with a Collective Voting Platform. Technologically, it’s already possible...
Films For Action added a video on Jun 28 2015
How to Fix America's Beef Problems, In Under Two Minutes
Denis Hayes recently dropped by the Grist office to talk about his new book,Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and...
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 28 2015
'You Have a Choice': Veterans Call On Drone Operators to Refuse Orders
Joint statement signed by 45 US military veterans urges drone operators to follow their consciences and say 'no' to surveillance and assassination missions
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Films For Action added a video on Jun 26 2015
A Redneck and Former Racist Talks about White Supremacy. Every White American Needs to Hear This!
"Growing up I was programmed by our racist society, I used to use the nword growing up without even giving it a thought, and then because of the suffering and abuse I endured I...
Films For Action added an article on Jun 26 2015
3 Black Churches Burnt in North Carolina, Georgia and S.Carolina in the Past 5 Days
Ahem.... it is 2015 in much of America: It's still 1963 in the South, apparently. Following the Attack on Emanuel AME, Two Recent Fires at Black Churches Strike at the Heart...
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 24 2015
Buen Vivir: A New Era of Great Social Change
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller Our...
Films For Action added an article on Jun 24 2015
A Bodhisattva’s Approach to Activism
Unless you're on long retreat in a Himalayan cave, it's becoming more difficult to overlook the fact that our world is beset by interacting ecological, economic and social...
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Films For Action added a video on Jun 23 2015
Meet the Activist Who Wants Women Everywhere to 'Free the Nipple'
Most American cities are full of breasts. They are everywhere: On billboards. On storefronts. On buildings. But if you look closely, there's consistently one thing missing...
Films For Action added a video on Jun 19 2015
Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Case for Reparations
Signs of overt racism still are all around us, be it a New Hampshire police commissioner’s use of an ethnic slur to describe President Obama or an NBA team owner’s disturbing...
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 19 2015
Racism Is Not A Mental Illness
An act of terrorism unfolded on American soil Wednesday night when Dylann Roof allegedly killed nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a historic black...
Films For Action added an article on Jun 19 2015
What Is White Supremacy?
White Supremacy is an historically based, institutionally perpetuated system of exploitation and oppression of continents, nations, and peoples of color by white peoples and...
Films For Action added an article on Jun 19 2015
Falling in Love with the Earth
This beautiful, bounteous, life-giving planet we call Earth has given birth to each one of us, and each one of us carries the Earth within every cell of our body.
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Films For Action added an article on Jun 18 2015
Pope's Climate Letter Is a Radical Attack on the Logic of the Market
What makes Pope Francis and his 183-page encyclical so radical isn’t just his call to urgently tackle climate change. It’s the fact he openly and unashamedly goes against...