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Gary Yourofsky's inspirational speech  at Georgia Tech, summer 2010. Kick back, relax, and open your ears to this powerful, straightforward speaker who dispels the many myths widely believed about how animals are treated in our society for a myriad of purposes and emphasizes...
2013 seemed to be the year of news bloopers from the embarrassing, crude and hilarious events seen in the crazy year. Visit: Trouge.com for more videos..
Animated sequences from the feature documentary H2Oil explain, in a nutshell, the issues and problems associated with oil/tar sands production in Canada. You can view the full film here. 
2013 was another incredible year for fantastic, forward thinking social change films. More films pushing the envelope of creative thinking. More films giving a voice to the cutting edge ideas and perspectives of the global movement for a better world. More films telling the...
The Best War Ever offers a compelling study of the propaganda campaign that led us to war, and which continues to trap the Bush administration within a "mirrored echo chamber" of its own "message consistency" with catastrophic consequences for the United States and the world.
Here is a round up of the 10 best films about climate change or the issues related to it. Click the title of each film to watch all of these documentaries online.   10. Meat The Truth (2008) Although many films have convincingly succeeded in drawing...
Over the last 7 years, Films For Action has been cataloging an online library of the best social change films that can be watched free online. Opting for quality over quantity, the site has grown slowly to include 500 documentaries and 900 short films, trailers and...
The brilliant naturalist, author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, and founder of the Biomimicry Institute, Janine Benyus, reminds us that our prime directive as living beings is to seek to create conditions conducive to life. What are Nature's 100 Best...
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...
The Power of Nightmares, a monumental 3 part, 3 hour documentary series by director Adam Curtis, deconstructs the myths behind the phantom specter of terrorism that has engulfed the world over the last decade. Truly incredible. This video condenses the 3 hour classic into...
In the spirit of the popular Wall of Films we created back in 2012, we wanted to roll out a series of visual walls each crafted around a unique theme. Our first is dedicated to the rights of mother Earth and all our relatives. Check it out here. Below are 20 of our...
"Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor...
Ethan Young, a student at Farragut High School in Knox County, Tenn., made his case as to why he believes the school district should drop the new national education standards, a set of guidelines that were never voted on by Congress, the Department of Education nor by local...
What do you do when you are the heir to the Proctor and Gamble fortune and you have spent years surrounding yourself with new agey thinking and conspiracy theories?  You make a film like ‘Thrive‘, the latest conspiracy theory movie that is popping up all over the place.  I’ve...
If you know of something better please tell us in the comments, because this is both brilliant and politically biting. Naturally, all credit for this bit of political theater goes to Banksy.  Also, yes this installation is from 2010 (created for pretty obvious reasons)...
Now that T-Mobile and AT&T are joining forces, they can do whatever they want, since they and Verizon dominate nearly 80% of the market. Welcome to the new AT&T -T-Mobile: It's less choice without saving you any money!
The Next, Best West explores our changing relationship with the land that sustains us. It tells the story of how the conventional American concept of progress has steered our exploitation of the Western landscape, and takes you to three places – Colorado’s San Luis Valley...
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...
There were other connections between the Bushes and the Saudis. Carlyle Group, which hired both George Bush junior and senior, received major funds and worked for Saudi Royals and the Bin Laden family. This hour long documentary follows the award-winning reporter-sleuth...
Charmaine quit her marketing job to become Miss. Colina - an eco-friendly second grade public school teacher that inspires her kids to make a difference in their world.
Arte y prácticas sociales Andrés Dunayevich sostiene que es posible mirar cada proceso social como un hecho artístico y describe la experiencia de producción colectiva apoyado en la certeza de que la fuerza de un relato tiene poder de transformación de las experiencias...
What makes a great photograph great? You have seen many of these photos before. These iconic images create such a strong sense of humanity, that you cannot view them without getting goosebumps. These are some of the most powerful recorded moments in human history.
A documentary about the current state of the Central Asian Republics in 4 chapters (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan) styled after travel-shows: unguarded Anthrax factories, dried up seas, radioactive grazing grounds, and heroin-dealers' flats are among the...
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...
9/11 has always been one of the most difficult subjects for news organizations to cover with integrity. The majority of media has forced the debate into two black and white extremes: either Osama bin Laden did it and the government is blameless or "the government did it"...
2011 will likely be remembered in America as the year that the nation's youth finally started to wake up - all that bubbling knowledge of the world's problems, all the discontent and disillusion with our broken system finally burst into a flurry of creative action. Our...
TEACHED: The Path to Prison Synopsis TEACHED is a new short film series examining the causes and consequences of education inequality in America. THE PATH TO PRISON takes a look at the under-education and over-incarceration of black men in America.The United States now bears...
Indigenous tourism helps to reconcile the two different Australian peoples: the Europeans want to be forgiven for the tragic colonial period, and the Aborigines try to preserve their ancient roots from the present and the future. But the geographical isolation of the...
The documentary, “Get Up, Stand Up”, 34 minutes in duration, is in some ways, an answer to many of the myths surrounding the nuclear power projects, the world over. Though this film is set particularly in the back drop of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project and the people’s...
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A revealing documentary about the international world of private equity banking. The Carlyle Group, one of the largest investment banks in the world, is based in Washington and has accumulated its capital mainly by investments in the defense industry. On their list...
This is the modern-day story of a native peoples' remarkable victory over Western Colonial power. A Pacific island rose up in arms against giant mining corporation Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) - and won despite a military occupation and blockade. When RTZ decided to step up...
Freedom of Speech! A true inherent basic human right or a mere tool in perpetuating Western double standards!  With PRESS TV along with numerous other Iranian Channels being dropped by some European satellite providers, people of some countries are denied alternative news...
PART ONE Closing In on the Problem I heard this, naturally, from my grandfather, he from his grandfather, he from his own grandfather, and so on, back many hundreds of years. That means this tale is very old. But it won't disappear, because I offer it to my children, and my...
Let me speak to you about dumbness because that is what schools teach best. Old-fashioned dumbness used to be simple ignorance: you didn't know something, but there were ways to find out if you wanted to. Government-controlled schooling didn't eliminate dumbness - in fact, we...
Modern America has a strong generational divide.  Whether it’s cultural or political, there are a wide-range of topics that can be off limits when talking to “the grandparents.”  On the reverse side, it can be hard to listen to the “wisdom” of a generation that’s had such a...
“There it is,” I said, camera in hand. “I’ve been looking for that poster for my ecological city slide show.” Before me was a sign I’d seen several times flashing by through the window of my moving train. It turned out to be part of a campaign by the Vancouver Aquarium...
No issue may be more contentious or more misunderstood than the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Hatred, fear, religion, politics, propaganda, media misinformation, and decades of cyclical violence has made understanding the roots of this conflict (not to mention...
A short documentary about the taste of immigration in California. Synopsis: In California, the state with the largest Latino immigrant population in the country, there is a cuisine that has a deeper meaning. Written & directed by Fran Guijarro Produced by...
Best selling author Seth Godin discusses the failure of our educational model that's built around producing factory workers.
Jesse Ventura On Fox And Friends Defending The The Right To Question 911, Aired May 19th, 2009. The first half is the best part.
Over fifty years have passed since most African nations gained their independence. Since then, and despite the expenditure of over $1 trillion in aid, poverty has, according to the World Bank, nearly doubled. But, the idea of aid was to reduce poverty and close the gap in...
*Proceeds from DVD sales go towards The Marc Diab Children's Foundation and the Military Families Fun. ___ Best Documentary - Silver Wave Film Fest, NBBest Documentary - Hamilton Film FestAward of Excellence - Canada International Film Fest____In March of 2009, 22-year old...
Don’t ask anyone to “accept” the bad parts of you. Instead, strive to improve those parts. Make yourself worthy of the love they’ve offered you. I was perusing my Facebook Newsfeed today and I came across a status that said this: “Yea I’m a b*tch but deal with it. I wont be...
ABOUT CHRIS HEDGES: Christopher Lynn "Chris" Hedges is an American journalist specializing in American politics and society. Hedges is also known as the best-selling author of several books including War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002) - a finalist for the National...
I know, children in immigration detention is a depressingly sad issue. But this refreshing video from the Israel 'End Child Detention Coalition' reminds us that humor is one of the best ways to make a point. Published in English by the Global Campaign to End Immigration...
One of the best things about modern life is never talked about. It may also be in jeopardy. This video is the third in a series, Notes From The Golden Age (NFTGA) that deals with the fact that we are living in a Golden Age, and looks at how and why this has been hidden from us.
Abby Martin interviews Reza Aslan, historian and author of the best-selling book 'Zealot: the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth', discussing how he arrived at the conclusion that Jesus was a revolutionary political leader rather than the peaceful prophet characterized by...
In this beautifully animated clip from Dirt! The Movie, Wangari Maathai tells an inspiring tale of doing the best you can under seemingly interminable odds.
Less is more with this beautiful short film, so perhaps it's best to watch it without too much explanation. The filmmaker says, "the idea was that something is happening but you can't see it but you can feel it, like ageing itself."