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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 Aug 28 2014
In a fairytale setting, the movie explains the disastrous war on drugs by telling the story of a dragon banished from an ancient kingdom, and how people that spent time with the dragon were thrown in jail.  
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 28 2014
The Occupy Wall Street movement made headlines around the world and spawned hundreds of similar occupation protests internationally. This short multimedia piece reflects on what happened through the voices of some of those who took part and archival footage.
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Films For Action added an event on Aug 28 2014
The Lawrence interfaith community is organizing an important event in response to the death of Michael Brown and the ongoing events in Ferguson, MO.  Together, we are standing in solidarity with the victims of violence, calling for an end to institutionalized racism. As one...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 28 2014
On the heels of the open letter signed by over 1,400 sociologists in the wake of the police killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, the newly formed group Sociologists for Justice has released a list of published research that informs the arguments put forth in the...
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 27 2014
This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film...
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 26 2014
Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the root causes of addiction and how to deal with them.
Films For Action added a video on Aug 26 2014
Words from Alan Watts combined with breathtaking timelapse footage by two amazing photographers, and beautiful music by Carbon Based Lifeforms.
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 26 2014
Need a little inspiration today? Watch this. "The force of love, the force of reunion is unstoppable." - Charles Eisenstein This is a clip from Occupy Love (2013) by Velcrow Ripper. Watch the full documentary here.  
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 26 2014
But we're too disconnected to notice. Featuring Arik Mcbay and Charles Eisenstein. This is a clip from "Occupied Cascadia" (2012). Watch the full film here.
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 26 2014
This is a clip from "Occupied Cascadia" (2012). Watch the full film here. Featuring Derrick Jensen, Charles Eisenstein and Dillon Thompson.
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 26 2014
Jeremy Rifkin answers the question, "What's wrong with us?" This is a clip from Occupy Love (2013) by Velcrow Ripper. If this got you interested in watching more, we highly recommend checking out the full documentary here. h...
Films For Action added an article on Aug 26 2014
History turns: Even as Israel's onslaught in Gaza continues - in the latest insanity, obliterating an apartment building housing 44 families to punish one alleged combatant - over 300 Holocaust survivors and descendants have written a stunning condemnation of Jewish attempts...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 26 2014
Here is one of those little things – tiny on the scale of the vast tragedies unfolding on Earth today – that got under my skin. A family living on wild land in Oregon in tipis, raising their daughter, is now threatened with eviction because the owners are forced to sell the...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 26 2014
‘We are reaching out to you because we want to re-examine what it means to be pro-Israel or pro-Palestine,’ says a public letter published by Israelis for a Sustainable Future. ‘We argue that these terms might be one and the same.’ A group of Israelis living in the U.S. has...
Films For Action added an article on Aug 26 2014
There have been increasingly vocal calls for Twitter, Facebook and other Silicon Valley corporations to more aggressively police what their users are permitted to see and read. Last month in The Washington Post, for instance, MSNBC host Ronan Farrow demanded that social media...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 26 2014
The horrific pictures of the beheading of American reporter James Foley, the images of executions of alleged collaborators in Gaza and the bullet-ridden bodies left behind in Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are the end of a story, not the beginning. They...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 26 2014
1 in 7 Americans are food insecure, which means they are often hungry with no food to eat, yet we produce enough food to feed every American two times over. That’s about $165 billion worth of food that is not being eaten. So where’s all that extra food? Well it’s in our...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 26 2014
Trauma runs through the narratives of both Israelis and Palestinians in the form of the Holocaust and the Nakba. But in order to rationalize their moral superiority, both sides actively deny the other’s suffering. This past month, watching the news has brought me to the...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 26 2014
It was not hard for me to make the connection between the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, and the catalyst for my work to stop the climate crisis. It’s all over the news: images of police in military gear pointing war zone weapons at unarmed black people with their hands in...
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 25 2014
Watch this beautifully filmed message from Charity Water. The videography is brilliant and the message is very powerful. We are so humbled by these amazing women for all that they do to bring water to their families. - The Philanthropy Channel
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 25 2014
A few days ago, Deadspin's Kyle Wagner began to compile a list of all police-involved shootings in the U.S. He's not the only one to undertake such a project: D. Brian Burghart, editor of the Reno News & Review, has been attempting a crowdsourced national database of deadly...
Films For Action added an article on Aug 24 2014
The corporate media loves to talk about violent protestors, while the biggest forms of violence in our society go unchallenged. An Aug. 19, 2014 Wall Street Journal article headline blared: Strong Police Presence Felt After Night of Violence in Ferguson. “Night of...
Films For Action added a video on Aug 23 2014
After you watch this, you may never view the way our culture communicates the same way again. This is a clip from The Basics of Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg, Phd, a recorded presentation of a 1-day workshop held in San Francisco, CA in April 2000. Watch...
Films For Action added a video on Aug 23 2014
Police officers are sworn to serve and protect us--but they are literally killing our people in our communities. Mike Brown. Ferguson. John Crawford. Ohio. Eric Garner. New York. Ezell Ford. Los Angeles.Israel Hernandez. Miami. We've gotta take action. We are asking young...
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 23 2014
Where is the Palestinian Gandhi? Filmmaker Julia Bacha has spent the last 8 years documenting Israelis and Palestinians who are trying to end the conflict using peaceful means. There are many Palestinians who are using nonviolent resistance to defend their land and water...
Films For Action added a video on Aug 22 2014
"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.
Films For Action added an article on Aug 22 2014
“The squeaky wheel gets the grease” is a good way to convey why we see so much war and division in our news yet hear so little about the many quiet miracles of peace and unity that are happening all over the world. White Buffalo Day is a fine example of a widely unknown...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 22 2014
Most children in our society protest going to school. Am I telling you something new?  They protest in many ways—by feigning illness, by dragging their feet in the morning, by doing the least they can to meet the school's demands (or not doing even that), and by violating...
Films For Action added an article on Aug 21 2014
“Work and leisure are complementary parts of the same living process and cannot be separated without destroying the joy of work and the bliss of leisure.” Much has been said about the difference between money and wealth and how we, as individuals, can make more of the...
Films For Action added an article on Aug 20 2014
Nobody in their right mind wants more violent protests. But, as Martin Luther King said, ‘a riot is the language of the unheard’ In 1966, Martin Luther King started to campaign against segregation in Chicago only to find his efforts thwarted by violent mobs and a scheming...
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 20 2014
Not many Americans know that the value of the minimum wage has dropped significantly since its peak in 1968. One could have bought a grocery basket full of food with only one hour’s worth of minimum wage work in 1968 (working out to $10.75 in 2014 dollars) . Today, one would...
Films For Action added an article on Aug 20 2014
Richard Register invites permaculturists to scale up their ideas on a bigger level to cater for our increasingly large world population.   SE: There's a lot of "ecocity-washing" going on right now. At the same time there isn't a true ecocity on earth yet. How far can a...
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Films For Action shared an image on Aug 19 2014
Films For Action added an article on Aug 19 2014
How we think about and talk about ecological crises and our role in them form the structures of our responses.  This is why thought forms, concepts, frames as George Lakoff calls them, are all central, form the crux, of attempts to protect species and the planet’s systems...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 19 2014
Institutionalized Racism and the Militarization of Police in Ferguson, MO Last week, after days of violent police rampages in Ferguson, Missouri, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Michigan) said the Senate will "review" the Defense Department program...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 19 2014
Every once in a while, a dramatic news story can actually produce real reform. More often the momentum peters out once the story disappears from the news (remember how Sandy Hook meant we were going to get real gun control?), but it can happen. And now, after the aftermath of...
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 19 2014
Looting, chanting, tear gas, rubber bullets – these are the images from Ferguson, Mo. entering American homes. But the vast majority of protesters are armed with little more than chalk and paper signs, hoping to create a memorial for Michael Brown, the teenager killed by a...
Films For Action added an article on Aug 18 2014
We don't need no education. At least not of the traditional, compulsory, watch-the-clock-until-the-bell-rings kind. As a growing movement of unschoolers believe, a steady diet of standardized testing and indoor inactivity is choking the creativity right out of our kids. The...
Films For Action added an article on Aug 17 2014
In an article that will no doubt make “progressive” hearts go pitty-pat (“The 1% May Be Richer Than You Think, Research Shows,” Bloomberg, August 7), Jeanna Smialek suggests that top 1%’s wealth is far greater even than official statistics indicate – and that because so much...
Films For Action added a video on Aug 17 2014
This viral public awareness video has a powerful and heart-tugging message about the consequences of our eating and lifestyle habits - dating back to our first years of life.