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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 shared an article via Films For Action on Sep 2 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...
Films For Action added an article on Sep 1 2014
What would happen if we didn't have to worry about making a living anymore? Would people just sit on their asses all day or actually do something meaningful with their lives? Michael Bohmeyer, a 29-year-old founder of a tech startup in Berlin, wanted to find out. After he...
Films For Action added a video on Sep 1 2014
As in the American civil rights movement, both music and adult education for action are central to the Dongria Kondh people's resistance struggle. Niyamgiri is the mountain sacred to the Dongria Kondh people which is threatened by the Vedanta mining company. If you can, take...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 31 2014
A new world requires new stories, but people will only listen to them when they themselves are included in the storyline. This requires a ‘gear-shift’ in conversations about radical action. While working in the belly of corporate communications some years ago, I stumbled...
Films For Action added a video on Aug 31 2014
Desmond Tutu shares a simple and important message for us all - in 19 seconds. Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. This is a tiny clip from Pangea Day.
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 31 2014
The world's leading proponent of sane drug policies asks us to imagine a world in which criminal laws and institutions play little role in drug control policy. What do we risk? What do we gain? What do we fear? And what can we do? This talk was presented at the 2012...
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 31 2014
Paul Hawken is a visionary social entrepreneur, the award-winning author of multiple landmark books including Blessed Unrest, The Ecology of Commerce and Natural Capitalism (co-author), and the Co-Founder of OneSun, a radically innovative solar energy technology company.
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 31 2014
Greg Sarris describes how his people (descendants of Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo) are using their understanding that they have always been a part of the natural world to embark on a major commitment to position themselves as “keepers of the land” once again. Using ancient...
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Films For Action added a video on Aug 31 2014
If everyone watched this it could radically transform the world. This is a segment from Moving Forward (2011). Watch the full documentary online here.
Films For Action added an article on Aug 29 2014
From left to right: Starhawk, Julia Butterfly Hill, Majora Carter, Vandana Shiva, and Patricia Gualinga. August 26th is Women’s Equality Day, a day to honor when American women gained the right to vote, 95 years ago. In honor of women’s equality, we present 5 fearless women...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 29 2014
A Wikileaks post published on The Nation shows that the Obama Administration fought to keep Haitian wages at 31 cents an hour. (This article was taken down by The Nation due to an embargo, but it was excerpted at Columbia Journalism Review.) It started when Haiti passed a...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 29 2014
CBS News, August 18, 2011: President Barack Obama officially demanded that Syrian President Bashar Assad resign for the sake of his own people, saying he was no longer fit to lead after “imprisoning, torturing, and slaughtering his own people” during a crackdown on...
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Films For Action added an article on Aug 29 2014
A young lady walks by, who you find sexually attractive. You're probably not clever enough to come up with an original thought, so the only remaining option is to yell out at her, like you are not a smart person. Should you do it? Shea is a writer and graphic designer...
Films For Action added an article on Aug 29 2014
Earlier this week, a group of male students at North Carolina State University introduced Undercover Colors, a new line of nail polish designed to change color when it comes into contact with date rape drugs. While many have praised the young entrepreneurs, some anti-rape...
Films For Action added a video on Aug 29 2014
Political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal sets the record straight on the media and Ferguson police claiming "outside agitators" were causing trouble in the streets in response to the murder of 18 year old Mike Brown who was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police.
Films For Action added a video on Aug 29 2014
500 innocent Americans are murdered by police every year (USDOJ). 5,000 since 9/11, equal to the number of US soldiers lost in Iraq.  In 1994 the US Government passed a law authorizing the Pentagon to donate surplus Cold War era military equipment to local police...
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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.  
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.
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...
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.
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...
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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