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Films For Action Presents: The Top 100 Documentaries Inspiring the Shift to a Sustainable Paradigm
Film offers us a powerful tool to shift awareness and inspire action. By hosting community film screenings and sharing them online, they offer a method to break our dependence on the mainstream media and become the media ourselves. We don't need to wait for anyone or...
Films For Action Launches New Website, a "Learning Library for People Who Want to Change the World"
Lawrence, KS -- After 12 months in development, Films For Action has launched its new website - a head-to-toe redesign that lays the foundation for a vibrant community-powered news site dedicated to inspiring positive social change. At the heart of the new site is a...
Films For Action: How We Plan to Help Catalyze a Global Paradigm Shift
It finally hit us several years ago. A heavily monopolized, commercialized and profit-driven media was choking the health of our culture. It was the problem that made every problem in our culture worse. But rather than wait for these media conglomerates to reform, or hope...
Films For Action: Providing a Go-To Resource for the Best Social Change Videos Free to Watch Online
With excellent independent media sites like Common Dreams, Truth Out, Grist, and others providing progressive news and perspective in written form, Films For Action has dedicated itself to filling in the progressive video niche. "It's probably the most comprehensive...
Films For Action's Guide to Hosting Public Film Screenings
This guide will give you step by step instructions on how to host Films For Action sponsored film screening events in your city. It is intended primarily for people who have started or want to start a local Films For Action chapter, with the goal of hosting several screenings...
Films For Action's Blogroll / Recommended Independent Media
Our Recommended Independent Media Links: Adbusters Aljazeera AlterNet Black Agenda Report Boiling Frogs Post Common Dreams Consortium News Counter Punch Democracy N
Films For Action: Independent Media for a Better World
Films For Action is a local and international organization dedicated to providing you with the information and perspectives essential to creating a more just, sustainable, and democratic society. Along these lines we are many things. We're community film screening...
Films For Action is Ready to Hit the Tipping Point in 2012
It's been five years since the Films For Action project began in Lawrence, Kansas. It started with one simple idea: we can't depend on the mainstream media to inform us, so let's become the media ourselves by hosting documentaries on issues that the corporate media ignores...
Films For Action Launches New Mobile Site!
January 25, 2012 - We've launched our new mobile site today, bringing the site's library of over 900 films, independent news and actions to the small screen inside your pocket. To check it out, simply go to www.filmsforaction.org like normal and you'll automatically be...
Films For Action: We Share Breaking Knowledge
A lot of media organizations focus on breaking news. We're focused on breaking knowledge.   What is breaking knowledge you ask? It may be cutting edge or i
Films For Action & The Bloom: Transformational Festivals Panel - "Practicing The New World"
Transformational Festivals Panel for “Practicing The New World” LIVE at 7:00pm April 29th following the LIVE MASS VIEWING of THE BLOOM PART II  Part II of The Bloom explores how Transformational Festivals have become incubators and spaces for “Practicing The New World”...
Films For Action's 6 Best Videos Featuring Howard Zinn Online
Four years ago today, historian, professor, activist, author, and playwright, Howard Zinn passed away at the age of 87.  For those of us who are familiar with his work, he has been a great source of inspiration.  Zinn's book, A People's History of the United States, is...
Films For Action Is Launching a Pay-Per-View Section of the Website
Hey everyone, after two years planning, developing and taking our sweet time to get this ready, we are excited to announce the launch of our pay-per-view (PPV) section of the website. This section will feature films hosted by Vimeo, Youtube and others as well as our own...
The Films For Action Challenge on FB: How Many of these 100 Activist Documentaries Have You Seen?
Films For Action recently released a Facebook App that features a top-100 compendium of documentaries made to change the world... Direct link: http://apps.facebook.com/ffachallenge/ Think you're a documentary buff? See how many you've seen and then challenge your friends to...
Start a Films For Action Chapter in Your City
Films For Action's City Chapter websites aim to provide a definitive web-based resource for the activist community of that city. By providing a robust set of information and communication tools geared to amplify the impact of local efforts, the website serves to build...
Rocky Mountain Views Interviews Films For Action
We had a rare opportunity to meet with the co-founders of Films For Action, Tim Hjersted and Matthew Toplikar. Their amazing and free site is informative, educational, and on the cutting edge of a new type of news media. It's honest, innovative, and a leader in social...
Tim Hjersted - Films For Action || Valhalla Movement Podcast
About a year or so ago one of the Valhalla Members stumbled across a pretty awesome website known as Films For Action.http://www.filmsforaction.org
Interview with Tim Hjersted of Films For Action
As research for a panel on the subject of ‘audiences’ at the Radical Film Network‘s inaugural conference earlier this year, I spoke to a number of media organisers and radical filmmakers about their work and how they survive while doing it. This is the second of two...
Can Film Change the World?
The first minute of this video sums up beautifully why Films For Action exists.
The New Website is Live!
Oo-de-lally!! After twelve months in development, the site has finally gone live! What started out as a simple plan a year ago to make a few minor visual tweaks and navigational changes ended up morphing into an over-the-top, head-to-toe redesign of the entire site...
What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire (trailer)
A middle class white guy comes to grips with Peak Oil, Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Population Overshoot and the demise of the American Lifestyle. Featuring interviews with Daniel Quinn, Derrick Jensen, Jerry Mander, Chellis Glendinning, Richard Heinberg, Thomas Berry...
Host a Film Screening (Quick Overview Guide)
Regularly watching the news over the years, and getting my news from a variety of sources, I’ve noticed that the mainstream news media does a pretty bad job of covering certain issues. A story about Paris Hilton takes the lead over a story about the Afghanistan war or a piece...
The Story of Stuff
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption...
Julian Assange Sings in the Latest Rap News. And It's More Awesome Than You Could Even Imagine.
The sheer awesomeness is just a little unbelievable. Only in the internet age could we ever expect to see a man the United States would like to have hung from the gallows singing... well.. just watch. Thank you, Rap News, for this little moment of humor amongst the...
American: The Bill Hicks Story (2010) (trailer)
The true life story of the outlaw comic who tried to save the world, as told by the 10 people who knew him best. This groundbreaking documentary uses a stunning new animation technique to tell his story. Much more than a comedian, Bill Hicks was and still is an inspiration to...
Holy Sh-t! Without Saying a Word This 6 Minute Clip From Samsara Will Make You Speechless
Can you put this video into words? It's a clip from the phenomenal documentary Samsara, directed by Ron Fricke, who also made Baraka.  If you're interested in watching Samsara, you can go here to buy the DVD or find on-demand streaming services where it's available like...
These Whistleblowers Are the True Heroes of Peace. This Video is Dedicated to Them.
There are some truly brave men and woman in the world today, but you may never know their names. The corporate media, if they haven't ignored these heroes, have likely derided them as traitors, or accused them of "aiding the enemy," echoing charges made by US government...
Al Jazeera English Live Stream
Al Jazeera's English Live Stream is always on, featuring their latest coverage. They broadcast to more than 220 million households in more than 100 countries. Much has been said about the quality of their coverage, including dismissive attitudes that generally prefer the...
Error #6 [Stress] (2013)
Life in a City Full of Errors is an online short-documentary series of City of Errors. Each episode of the series is called an Error. This is Error #6 [stress]. It talks about the few oases of the city, where anxiety, noise and pressure go mute and which we now more than...
Alex Jones Paid By The Koch Brothers?!
When Alex Jones receives a call from a listener asking him about the Koch Brothers, his response is pretty interesting! He calls the Koch Brothers "apolitical" and says they're not all that big of a deal. Hmmm..... For an in-depth review of Alex Jones, see Project...
Host a Film Screening of What A Way To Go: Life At the End of Empire
Hosting film screenings can be used as a powerful method to accomplish many goals. They can be used to launch solutions-oriented campaigns (either designed by your group or to assist already on-going campaigns). They can create a common foundation of understanding among a...
Host a Film Screening of The Future of Food
Hosting film screenings can be used as a powerful method to accopmlish many goals. They can be used to launch solutions-oriented campaigns (either designed by your group or to assist already on-going campaigns). They can create a common foundation of understaning among a...
Raising Awareness: Why We Shouldn't Take It For Granted
A dangerous thing can occur when you start learning about what's really going on in the world. The problems start to seem so complex, and you're just one person, doubts begin to creep in. You sincerely want to help change the world, but from all this knowledge you start to...
Frustrated With Growing Up? Shut Up And Watch This Video
Apparently, empathy and enlightenment can be found right at the check-out counter. So can boredom and frustration. Freedom is realizing I have the choice. This short film brings to life extracts from David Foster Wallace's commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of...
Something Awesome is Happening in Turkey. The People There are Living Without Dead Time.
This is another story you may never hear about if you're not tuned into alternative media. You know all that pessimism and anger and frustration we have here in the US about the state of the world? The people of Istanbul have taken this passion to the streets and are...
War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and The National Security State (2013) (trailer)
In a Democracy, citizens are entitled to the freedom of information and the freedom of the press, but what happens when that democratic government turns its back on the truth and begins to punish those who stand up to falsehood, secrecy, and deception? In Robert Greenwald's...
The Bloom Episode 2: Practicing The New World
Part II of The Bloom explores how Transformational Festivals have become incubators and spaces for “Practicing The New World”, where the festivals are produced using a model of CO-CREATION, utilizing an ethos of PARTICIPATION to create these remarkable realities and MODELLING...
Samsara (2011) (trailer)
Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. Director: Ron Fricke Buy the DVD or...
The Untold History of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party
I wish my teachers had shown me documentaries like this when I was in school. Everything I was taught in school about government and politics was how things "should be working" if everything worked as intended (3 branches of government, all perfectly balanced and...
DIY Propaganda: How to Manufacture Your Own Climate Change Myth
Does your industry have billions of dollars worth of profits on the line? Have your PR think tanks told you that the best way to delay action is to simply create doubt in the public's eye? Then it's time to create your own climate change myth! This instructional video will...
Lifting the Veil:  Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy (2011)
This film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the "graveyard of social movements", the massive influence of corporate finance in elections, the absurd disparities of wealth in the United States, the continuity and escalation of neocon policies under...
The Best Social Change Documentaries of 2014
This round-up features Films For Action's picks for best activist film of 2014, most of which can be watched for free online. Our favorites for the year are at the top of the list.     [ffa-repeater][horizontal]148260,148747...
How Transformational Festival Culture Is Modelling Sustainability
Transformational festival culture strives to create and become the more beautiful world it imagines. Traveling to several of these festivals across the world, this short film looks at the ways these festival communities are putting sustainability into practice. Certainly...
The Bloom Episode 1: Fundamental Frequencies
The Bloom Part I looks at the “Fundamental Frequencies” of the Transformational Festival experience—how they immerse participants in a world of INSPIRATION, restoring a deeply felt sense of CONNECTION, and supporting processes of HEALING for those involved.  Join The Films...
Human Power: How to Utilise People Power to Help the Economy, People and the environment.
So a while ago I was talking to my brother and we came up with a method to make a system to generate energy for everyone. The method is quite a simple one. You get a bicycle, fix it in place and hook it up so that the back drive wheel is in contact with a larger wheel and...
You Know a Guy Wearing a Sweater Like This Has Something Amazing to Say
Philip Wollen, a former vice president of Citibank turned founder of the Kindness Trust gives a passionate, emotive speech on the ethics of modern factory farming. Powerful. Just watch.   Join the Kindness Trust Facebook For Updates On Philip Warren, the debate, and...
An Animated History of Taker Culture in 4 Minutes
Self-described civilized man, belonging to the culture known as the Takers. What an extraordinary creature. He has walked on the moon and created the worldwide web that connects billions of people like us right here. But there is a darker side of Taker culture, a history that...
American: The Bill Hicks Story (2010)
The true life story of Bill Hicks the outlaw comic who tried to save the world, as told by the 10 people who knew him best. This groundbreaking documentary uses a stunning new animation technique to tell his story. Much more than a comedian, Bill Hicks was and still is an...
The Great Global Warming Swindle Documentary Debunked
When the Great Global Warming Swindle was first broadcast - climate deniers thought that at last they had the definitive polemic to beat back the forces of science and reason..... This 8 minute video corrects multiple manipulations of data presented in the film, including...
The Truth about 9/11 Isn't Black or White - It's Time our Media Reflected This
With the anniversary of September 11th, 2001 being remembered today, we can expect America and our media to look back once again on this turning point in our nation's history.  But like every year before it, we will look back with our eyes half open, not wanting to look at...