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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...
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...
2012 was another big year for break-out films in the social change genre. With most of the bases covered for all of the major problems we're facing, more and more films this year focused on the solutions side of the equation, giving a voice to the uplifting stories of...
[ffa-no-ads]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...
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...
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...
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...
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 Films For Action community has been cataloging social change documentaries on this site for several years now. And on top of our editor's work to scour the internet for the newest and best films to become available for free viewing online, we're lucky to have a...
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...
Tribeca Film Institute and Ford Foundation's JustFilms have partnered to create an annual grant supporting non-fiction transmedia projects centering on social justice and equality, with this year's $750,000 award total stepping up to $1 million per annum for the following...
Social activism has always been a popular subject for documentarians because it presents stories of both cause and characters. The 10 powerful films below are not a complete list of films about social activists, but certainly proof enough that social change is possible...
Most people were first exposed to Michael C. Ruppert through the 2009 documentary, Collapse, directed by Chris Smith. Collapse was one of the scariest documentaries about our world and the fragile state of our planet. It was also one of VICE's favorite films from the past ten...
When Russian President Vladimir Putin banned gay "propaganda" in June last year, Russia's LGBT community went from being a stigmatized fringe group to full-blown enemies of the state. Homophobia becoming legislation means it’s now not only accepted in Russia but actively...
Kurt Orderson, Rastafarian and young filmmaker, from Mitchell’s Plain on the Cape Flats, came to an understanding of the meaning of Black consciousness and thus sought to retrace his great grandfather’s epic journey and legacy, Joseph Orderson, who came from Barbados to...
This documentary shows the apathy of the Canadian government towards the hardship of a small community of Canadian aborigines caused by mercury poisoning. PRESS TV Documentaries
Welcome to Wall Street – the epicenter of financial power in America, perhaps the money capital of the world. The globally oriented financial firms, based in the New York stock exchange, have extraordinary influence on the politics and policies of this country. No one has...
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...
The Colours of Football is a series of documentaries that portray different aspects of football from the four corners of the world. PRESS TV Documentaries
In June of 2013, Glenn Greenwald was the first to report on the classified national security agency documents leaked by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, through a series of articles in "The Guardian." Last November, VICE traveled to meet Greenwald at his home in...
How can I make a positive difference in the world? Where do I start? Which of the overwhelming number of urgent global issues should I focus my attention on first? These are questions most of us have asked ourselves at some point, but although being an active citizen can...
The Good Story Competition is looking for creative video storytelling of everyday people in Asia doing good to improve the lives of others. More than just a chance to creatively and engagingly tell these stories, the Good Story Competition gives you the chance to tangibly...
While the Indian media is a significant part of Indian democracy, there is an increasing public disenchantment towards it, not just with its shrillness, sermonising and sensationalism, but with its core value - integrity. This documentary uncovers some of the darkest truths...
With a reported value of over six billion dollars, it's no secret that marijuana in British Columbia is big business. However, due to the recent legalization of weed in Washington and Colorado, the draconian crime laws pushed forward by the Canadian Conservative government's...
In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt declared that the United States had to intervene in the internal affairs of Latin American. In his own words: "if any South American country misbehaves it should be spanked."All US presidents that succeeded him have, in lesser or greater...
The arrival of the Dutch in the Cape in 1652 signaled the beginning of a violent and destructive process, which placed their greed for land and possessions before the rights of the original inhabitants of the land. Suddenly, throughout the Cape, and indeed throughout...
Africa’s history can be marked by the term “transnational” since its borders were historically transgressed by hungry, indeed insatiable colonizers out of just about every country in Europe. “Visibly/ Invisible” looks at this term that is so implicit to Africa’s identity by...
The Pan African Express tells the story of six young men from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia  who visit South Africa for the first
The Money Lobby examines how Political Action Committees (PACs) and Super PACs have managed to monopolize the political discourse in the US in favor of a privileged class. PRESS TV Documentaries
Last fall, Alex Gibney, a documentary filmmaker who won an Academy Award in 2008 for an exposé of torture at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, completed a film called “Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream.” It was scheduled to air on PBS on November 12th. The...
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...
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"...
In 2008, the world’s food system began to fall apart. However, threatened with hunger, rich countries have started buying up and leasing fertile tracts of the developing world. With 60% of all arable land in the world in Africa, this is where investors have firmly set...
SOLAR MAMAS: Are women better at getting out of poverty than men? An inspiring film about one woman’s attempt to light up her world. Rafea is an uneducated Bedouin mother from the Jordanian desert. She gets the chance to go to the Barefoot College, where middle-aged...
WELCOME TO THE WORLD: Is it worse to be born poor than to die poor? A lyrical, exhilarating and sometimes unsettling look at childbirth around the globe. Every year 130 million babies are born. Their life chances are a lottery depending on where they are born. In...
POOR US: Do we know what poverty is? If we want to make poverty history, we need to understand the history of poverty. A funny and sinister animated odyssey through time. You fall asleep and dream, traveling across centuries and continents. You find the answers to...
GIVE US THE MONEY: How do you change the world? Bob Geldof and Bono have been the most prominent voices advocating on behalf of the poor. But have their concerts and campaigns really lifted millions out of poverty? Geldof, Bono and Bill Gates speak candidly about how to...
Ethiopia: The "Poster Girl for Starvation" Birhan Woldu's picture was beamed round the world during Live Aid. Birhan Woldu’s picture was beamed round the world during Live Aid. It was a horrifying image of a child starving to death – probably dead already – that should...
The documentary shows how the lucrative soybean industry in Argentina has culminated in the death of a great number of residents suffering from cancer due to the overuse of chemical pesticides. PRESS TV Documentaries
This documentary looks into the economic situation of low income households to see how the economic situation in Britain is influencing children. PRESS TV Documentaries
Looks into the case of men sent to Iraq from poor countries by private US security companies as security guards who were forced to fight like a soldier without the training and a fraction of the money PRESS TV Documentaries
America's 33 Dollar Mercenaries looks into the case of men sent to Iraq from poor countries by private US security companies as security guards who were forced to fight like a soldier without the training and a fraction of the money. PRESS TV Documentaries
A collage of dozens of social change documentary titles set to music. Most of these documentaries can be found in my Full Movies playlist or you can find a trailer for it in my Movie Trailers playlist plus many more. Inspiration came in many forms being the "Wall of Films"...
In the mid 1980s, scientists unlocked the genetic keys to manipulating our world. Suddenly everything seemed possible! There would be no more hunger or malnutrition; diseases would be vanquished and poverty wiped out. But twenty years on the situation looks very different...
In China, education is considered the only way out of poverty. But as the nation’s higher education system has largely been privatized by for-profit companies, the future for millions of students is bleak. College is less accessible to Chinese youth than ever before, and...
Rüschlikon is a village in Switzerland with a very low tax rate and very wealthy residents. But it receives more tax revenue than it can use. This is largely thanks to one resident - Ivan Glasenberg, CEO of Glencore. Glencore's copper mines in Zambia are not generating a...
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...
This film exposes the high-level corruption within the Vatican Church while trying to understand why child abuse within this institution is so rampant and on a global scale. In her Academy Award nominated (2006) documentary, Deliver Us From Evil, director Amy Berg uses...
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...