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 Mar 23, 2017
Why Recognizing Our Own Privilege Can Be so Hard
There is a kind of lottery that very rarely is talked about in which every single human being participates.
Films For Action added a video on Mar 23, 2017
Stressed out? This Weird, Relaxing And Life-Affirming Video May Be Just What You Need
Having a bit of a grumpy day? "Hi Stranger," by Kirsten Lepore, offers a surreal, uplifting and intimate experience that may leave you feeling relaxed as much as puzzled. With...
Films For Action added an article on Mar 21, 2017
Ending the Empathy Gap
Our aim is a society where people are guaranteed the necessities of life not because they’re sympathetic, but because they’re human beings.
Films For Action added an article on Mar 21, 2017
How to Sustain Your Activism: What Grace Lee Boggs Would Have Taught Us
Three principles to help you avoid burnout and continue working toward a better world.
Films For Action added a video on Mar 14, 2017
How to Deal With a Racist Friend: Russell Brand the Trews
In today's Trews I respond to your comments on various subjects.
Films For Action added an article on Mar 14, 2017
Have We Been Denying Our Human Nature for Four Hundred Years?
Eurocentric modernism has unhinged us from our human nature, argues Rajani Kanth in his new book
Films For Action added a video on Mar 14, 2017
Moving the Giants - An Urgent Plan to Save the Planet
David Milarch is an arborist from central Michigan. In 1991, Milarch had a near death experience that inspired a personal quest – to archive the genetics of the world's largest...
Films For Action added an article on Mar 13, 2017
How I Stopped Believing I Was Separate From the Universe
Have you heard any of these statements before? Life is hard and requires sacrifice. If you work hard, you will succeed. There is not enough. Look out for yourself. The world...
Films For Action added an article on Mar 13, 2017
How to Start Participatory Budgeting in Your City
Have you noticed all the cuts being made to your city budget? To schools and libraries, fire fighters and social services, and other public spending? Think you could do a...
Films For Action added an article on Mar 13, 2017
8 Ways to Master the Art of Mindful Communication
Communication is essential to achieve successful human interactions. However, the type of communication we have highly determines the outcome of our relationships. It all...
Films For Action added an article on Mar 7, 2017
In Praise of Boredom
Or, The Curse of the iPad Stalks the Land
Films For Action added a video on Mar 13, 2017
A New Understanding: The Science of Psilocybin (2016)
A New Understanding explores the treatment of end-of-life anxiety in terminally ill cancer patients using psilocybin, a psychoactive compound found in some mushrooms, to...
Films For Action added a video on Mar 12, 2017
This is the Most Detailed Map of the Universe to Date
Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one...
Films For Action added an article on Mar 11, 2017
The Danger of Fetishizing Revolution
What do contact with extraterrestrials, the return of Jesus Christ, apocalypse, and revolution all have in common? In a sense, they are all imagined redemptions — epic reset...
Films For Action added an article on Mar 4, 2017
Why Popular Assemblies Sweeping the Country Are Building Blocks of the Resistance
From Raleigh to Los Angeles, communities on the frontlines are building the movement infrastructure for a coordinated fightback.
Films For Action added a video on Feb 28, 2017
Sikh-American Valarie Kaur Offers a Powerful Reframing of This Moment in History
Sikh-American civil rights advocate Valarie Kaur's plea to her country in the times of Donald J. Trump has been watched over 20 million times. Truly powerful and inspiring. 
Films For Action added a video on Feb 27, 2017
7 Signs of Tyranny
Consider yourself warned.
Films For Action added a video on Feb 25, 2017
How to Be a Great Listener
There’s so much talking going on in the world with everyone trying to get their opinions and stories heard, but not a whole lot of listening. Yet, when we listen, we learn and...
Films For Action added an article on Feb 25, 2017
Films for Action City Chapter Starter Guide
This guide will help you start your own Films For Action city chapter.
Films For Action added an article on Feb 24, 2017
DAPL Opponents Vow to 'Rise' From Ashes of Oceti Sakowin and Keep Fighting
'They cannot extinguish the fire that Standing Rock started,' Dallas Goldtooth declared
Films For Action added an article on Aug 17, 2011
Those That Did Not Seek Revenge
Dr. Ann Russo on violence, healing, and transforming justice.
Films For Action added an article on Feb 20, 2017
Find Your Next Anti-Trump Protest
The Resistance Calendar lists upcoming rallies across the country.
Films For Action added an article on Jan 31, 2017
From Sanctuary City to Liberated City
In just one week, with several strokes of a pen, Trump unleashed upon the working class in the U.S. an attack not seen in decades. From his attack on the flawed Affordable Care...
Films For Action added a video on Feb 23, 2017
The London Anarchist Group Squatting Mansions to Fight Homelessness
London squatting activists ANAL (Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians) are squatting empty multi-million pound buildings and opening them up to the homeless.
Films For Action added a video on Feb 22, 2017
Where the Term "Redneck" Came From
If you don't know this story, you'll never look at the word the same again.  This is just a window into the sometimes shocking, subversive and untold history of the United...
Films For Action added a video on Feb 22, 2017
Redneck Revolt Presents: A Message to the Patriot Movement
Over the past few weeks, Redneck Revolt has been communicating with a former member of a III% Patriot Militia based out of Ohio. Peter made contact with our organization after...
Films For Action shared a link on Feb 22, 2017
A compendium of techniques and tactics for civil disobedience and nonviolent direct action
Films For Action added an article on Feb 20, 2017
Fighting Racism and the Limits of "Ally-Ship"
Khury Petersen-Smith and Brian Bean comment on a discussion in the Black Lives Matter movement about the role of white activists in the antiracist struggle.
Films For Action added a video on Feb 18, 2017
Thich Nhat Hanh: How We Can Learn to Love Our Enemies
This is a short excerpt from Peacemaking. I often think about this story when I think about the kind of activism I would like to bring into this world. I want to help build a...
Films For Action added an article on Feb 16, 2017
Farewell to Doublespeak: Israel's Vision for the Future Is Terrifying
Empirical historical evidence combined with a little common-sense are enough to tell us the type of future options that Israel has in store for the Palestinian people...
Films For Action added a video on Feb 16, 2017
The Importance of Empathy
With an increasingly polarized and divided world, we need empathy more than ever before. Too often we are talking at each other, unable to listen and jumping to entirely wrong...
Films For Action added a video on Feb 13, 2017
Redneck Revolt's Response to the Alt-Right
Last week, a video statement made by self-proclaimed members of the "Alt-Right" was shared by Milo Yiannopoulos and has since spread across the Internet. Their statement was...
Films For Action added a video on Feb 10, 2017
The Essence of Gaia Theory
Dr. Stephan Harding explains Gaia Theory and its Impact on his Life.
Films For Action added an article on Feb 9, 2017
Charles Eisenstein on The Challenge of Communicating Beyond the Boundaries of Consensus Reality
Last week I had two brushes with the mainstream of American culture and politics. The first was an appearance on a PBS television show, the Tavis Smiley show. As far as I can...
Films For Action added a video on Feb 8, 2017
Tashi And The Monk (2014)
On a remote mountaintop of the Himalayas sits Jhamtse Gatsal (Tibetan for “The Garden of Love and Compassion”), a special school and home for 85 abandoned and neglected...
Films For Action added a video on Feb 7, 2017
The Circle of Human Concern
In a new animated video, Haas Institute Director john a. powell asks, "Who belongs in the circle of human concern?" Through the framework of belonging, the video explains how...
Films For Action added an article on Feb 4, 2017
True Justice Should Have Compassion in It
I believe that true justice should have compassion in it. When someone does something harmful, destructive, the destruction is done not only to the person who is the victim...
Films For Action added an article on Feb 2, 2017
Why Punching Nazis in the Face Is a Bad Idea
I see all sorts of well-meaning and otherwise intelligent and thoughtful people applauding neo-Nazi Richard Spencer being punched in the face. Here’s why this is not something...
Films For Action added a video on Feb 2, 2017
Wetheuncivilised, a Life Story (2017)
Disillusioned by a story of consumption and alienation, a newly married couple is called to action. Carrying with them their unborn child, they embark on a year-long journey...
Films For Action added an article on Jan 31, 2017
The Urgency of Slowing Down
On April 4, 1967, exactly one year before his assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “Beyond Vietnam” speech in Harlem’s Riverside Church. In it, he spoke of...