Viva la Revolution!
Films For Action is a community-powered learning library
for people who want to change the world.
Let's use the power of film and media to grow the education revolution! It's the soil upon which every other revolution grows.
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We're here to support all of the global movements working to change the present system. We believe many hands make light work, and we need all of us helping our 'movement of movements' in whatever way feels right for each other. We need both a diversity of tactics and a diversity of efforts, so the more we can support each other and see how our efforts compliment each other, the stronger we'll be.
We're loving for a world that's just, democratic, egalitarian, and ecologically healing in ways that the present system cannot offer. Our fire burns for a vision of a global paradigm based on trust and cooperation rather than fear and competition. So long as there is suffering in the world, our work is not done.
This idea that "I am because you are" - that your happiness is my happiness - this is the guiding principle of love, of ubuntu that is what keeps our feet moving and our hearts in action. We are all one human family in relationship with each other and the rest of the community of life on Earth. We seek power with, not power over.
We celebrate the diversity of peaceful cultures that exists across the globe while recognizing our underlying unity. We stand against the homogenization of the world in all it's various forms - this toxic belief in the 'one right way' which has been responsible for all of the colonialization and conquest and subjugation we have seen in the past.
We believe that the old way should not be replaced with a new best way (which would be a repeat of the old way) - but rather 10,000 new and ancient ways of living. There is no one solution to the world's problems. There are 10,000 solutions, 10,000 ways of life - and we need them all.
We are everyone who dreams of a more beautiful world and is finding ways to put their values into action.
We aren't here to fix the old media. We're here to be the new media - a diverse and decentralized network of tens of thousands of indy media efforts working towards our common dreams.
As more and more of us become the new media, sharing, broadcasting and mircocasting media across the internet, we will eventually dwarf the impact of the old media. Eventually our alternative models will make the old media obsolete.
Films For Action is one contribution to this network among thousands. But it's going to take all of us to hit the tipping point.
As a member of the website you can:
Add content to our digital social change library
(Using a link from sites like Youtube or Vimeo)
(Republished from another website or written by you)
(Articles w/ a "take action" focus)
Rate member submissions
We encourage rating content based on its shareability (how useful it is for raising awareness)
5 stars if you'd shared it multiple times over time
4 stars if you'd definitely share it once
3 stars if you might not share it - limited use or certain friends only
2 stars if you wouldn't share it
1 star if it isn't right for the site and should be hidden
With the community's help, we'll select the best submissions and share them across our networks (Facebook, Twitter etc). We also encourage you to share your submissions and the contributions of other members on social media so that we can amplify our impact. All of our effectiveness as an activist media organization comes from all of us doing what we can.
You can also post links, images and status updates to everyone on the site via your profile page or the homepage under the community tab
We want Films For Action to be a clearinghouse for the best ideas, knowledge and perspectives essential to creating a more just, democratic and sustainable world and we want your help! This library is what we can make it. We've been working on this library for over 9 years, and it's only grown better and better as more of you have contributed to it.
We hope you'll join us! Then check out our adding content guide and add your first video or article when you have something you know this community will love.
Want to get in touch or have a question? Check out our FAQ or send us an email.