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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
This beautifully animated short video argues that grassroots efforts to deal with climate change can be more effective if they adopt the tactics of open source technology, using databases and social networks to "tap into our collective genius" to tackle the toughest of global...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
One of the most entertaining yet unsurprising aspects of Occupy Wall St has been the response from traditional media. Whether intentionally playing dumb or genuinely clueless, the mainstream media has failed to inform the public and substantially address the key issues. But...
This is exactly the kind of civic revenge video that we condone, hilariously injuring yourself in the name of proving a point. - http://unlooker.com
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"...
Since 1997, the biggest shopping day of the year in North America has also been known as Buy Nothing Day - a playful protest against the cultural and commercial pressures that compel us to consume more every year, grow more in debt to prove our love to our loved ones and...
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...
Can the 99% prevail? Occupy The Movie will interweave viral vignettes - documenting each event that shapes the movement - with candid interviews of leading figures around the movement - academics, politicians, philosophers, economists - to answer this historical...
This video is so simple, but the impression it left on me, looking into the eyes of this being left an indelible impression on me. What you are seeing is from the state of Pará, Brazil, where animals await their fates fearing any human approach. In Brazil, an ox is...
Produced by Chipotle and created by the Academy Award–winning Moonbot Studios - this masterfully animated film feels like more than an implicitly subversive attack on big agribusiness corporations like Cargill, Tyson and Monsanto. In true artistic form, no such names are...
One grandmother, one rabbi, one anarchist and one ex-soldier – four Israelis trying to put an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories.  The documentary Israel vs Israel is a film about Jewish peace activists who in both words and actions take a stand...
'Connected' is a film made by Paul and Kate Maple, a UK based couple who have made it their lives for the last 4 years. Worried about the future and the seemingly insurmountable mountain of problems in the world, Paul and Kate decided to ditch their busy lives and start...
Noah, a short film that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival, illustrates the flitting attention span and lack of true connection in digital culture more clearly than anything else in recent memory. (Warning: NSFW) These words are probably unfurling inside one...
THE GMO FILM PROJECT tells the story of a father's discovery of GMOs through the symbolic act of poor Haitian farmers burning seeds in defiance of Monsanto's gift of 475 tons of hybrid corn and vegetable seeds to Haiti shortly after the devastating earthquake of January...
At democratic schools pupils themselves can decide, what and how they want to learn. There are no curricula, no marks and examinations are voluntary. Pupils and teachers have the same rights and organize their school together. With decisions everyone has a voice... Can that...
Charlie Chapin's final monologue in the film "The Great Dictator".
This short film exposes us to a chain of personal and cultural memories from each side, which create division and separation. The only way to break this chain is by creating new memories through positive interaction. Blaming others for the past will not get us far; we must...
Most people are aware that the oceans aren't doing so well, but what is going on exactly? 'Losing Nemo' is a six-minute, 3D-animated film about the state of the oceans. The film is the result of months of work by a group of 32 creatives from around the world.
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...
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...
The first minute of this video sums up beautifully why Films For Action exists.
Get ready for YERT: The Film. We've finished our feature film based on our eco-adventures to every state of the USA! Please spread the word to all of your friends and family - we want this film to travel around the world. Find or arrange a screening near you by clicking on...
Scotland Yet is a feature length documentary that takes a radically different approach to the debate on Scottish independence. Blissfully free of sound bites, politicians and statistics, Scotland Yet examines the sum of several personal stories from across the nation to...
This awakening narration shares an Indigenous Native American Prophecy that links all of life and the future of our planet. 
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...
Determined to break the grip that junk food news has on the American people, two California fathers uncover the Corporate media's true agenda. Watch the film online for $6 and support the film-makers and Films For Action in the process.
An introductory tutorial for aspiring citizen journalists to consider before next entering the field. You are needed more than ever, to bring the people direct truth, taking out the middle man in the archaic mainstream media. Each camera is a new set of eyes we all share in...
The internet has was designed to be an open platform where anyone can create a website and any information can pass through a connection. If big business starts to be selective about what can pass through it will be like when the FCC cracked down on early radio expression and...
Charlie Rose gives an in-depth interview with Charles Ferguson, about his 2011 Academy Award Winning documentary "Inside Job".
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...
Why Kill the Mockingbird, Mr. President? teaser from Petite Pointer We enter a new year, a year of same old same olds, resolutions and new Hollywood films, including films about Wikileaks that sensationalized the organization, leaving many people in the dark about the...
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...
Award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt offers a fascinating exploration of the soul food tradition, its relevance to black cultural identity, and its continuing popularity despite the known dangers of high-fat, high-calorie diets. Inspired by his father's lifelong love affair...
Documentary films are not only wildly entertaining, but also serve as a powerful and engaging educational tool. As quality documentary films continue to be produced around the globe, we encourage teachers to take advantage and enlighten their students with some of these...
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...
Seeing gurneys of babies trundled through the chiaroscuro of old black-and-white footage at the start of Scott Noble’s Human Resources, the gurneys in the tunnels of God only knows what kind of institution, the viewer does well to brace herself for the coming...
In one vision of the distant future, after global warming has melted the ice caps and left the planet covered in water, Kevin Costner grows fish gills, lives on a trimaran, and battles pirates as he sails in search of the legend of “Dryland.” Waterworld is a constant...
Tim Bennett and Sally Erickson discuss the influences behind this heartfelt and riveting documentary on "Life at the End of Empire." Framed in Tim's personal story of awakening to the big global issues threatening everyone's survival. It will touch you and make you think.