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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...
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...
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...
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...
Within Reach (2012) (trailer)
In celebration and exploration of all things green, two bicyclists are on a year-long journey around the United States to share what they've learned about sustainable...
Democratic Schools: A Film About The Desire To Learn (2006) (trailer)
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...
Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood (2008)
Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from...
Super Size Me (2004)
"Super Size Me" is one man's journey into the world of weight gain, health problems and fast food. Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock unravels the American obesity epidemic by...
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...
AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda
An unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic AUTOBIOGRAPHY...
Shift Change: True Stories of Dignified Jobs in Democratic Workplaces
At a time when many are disillusioned with big banks and big business, and growing inequity in our country, employee ownership offers a real solution for workers and...
Broken On All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S.
The project began as a way to explore, edu­cate about, and advocate change around the over­crowd­ing of the Philadelphia county jail sys­tem. The documentary has come to focus...
Schwarzkopf BRD: Martin Luther King in Berlin!
"What if Martin Luther King or Malcolm X were fighting against racism in Berlin today?" This is a question that a group of Berliner teenagers with a migration background point...
Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising's Image of Women (1999)
Jean Kilbourne continues her groundbreaking analysis of advertising's depiction of women in the third update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series. In fascinating detail...
Dirty Wars (2013)
It's the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. We have fundamentally changed the rules of the game and the rules of engagement...
The Next Industrial Revolution (2002)
Chris Bedford and Shelley Morhaim made this award winning 56 minute long film on the sustainability revolution in materials and manufacturing. "The Next Industrial Revolution"...
Constructing Public Opinion: How Politicians & the Media Misrepresent the Public (2001)
The media regularly use public opinion polls in their reporting of important news stories. But how exactly do they report them and to what end? In this insightful and...
GMO OMG (trailer)
Who controls the future of your food? GMO OMG explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity's most precious and ancient inheritance...
Seeds of Time
A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Gene banks of the world are crumbling, crop failures are...
The Economics of Happiness (2011)
Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and...
Metanoia: A New Vision of Nature (2008)
Employing a healthy blend of science, art and metaphysics, author Simon G. Powell presents a radical new perspective on the meaning and significance of life in this innovative...
The Cove (2009)
Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary of 2009, THE COVE follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a...
Alfie Kohn: No Grades + No Homework = Better Learning
In a thought-provoking presentation, Alfie Kohn makes a compelling case that two traditional features of schooling -- grades and homework -- are not only unnecessary but...
Belfast Palestine Arts Festival 2014 (trailer)
Celebrating Palestinian film, art and culture in the Heart of Belfast. Belfast Palestine Arts Festival launched in Oct 2013 and organized eight events including film...
Why Doesn't the Media Understand Money?
Patrick Chalmers, former Reuters journalist (environment and later precious metals/FTSE correspondent) and the author of "Fraudcast News: How Bad Journalism Supports our...
Numen: The Nature of Plants (2009)
Numen is about the healing power of plants and the natural world. Featuring stunning footage of medicinal plants and moving interviews with leading herbalists, doctors...
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...
In Our Backyard (A Monsanto Introspective) (2009)
The focus of the piece is on a small village just east of St. Louis known as Sauget. Years ago this tiny area was incorporated as Monsanto. For those who remain unaware...
Jekyll Island: The Truth Behind The Federal Reserve (2013)
What's the problem with the world economy? It's debt -- too much personal debt -- too much corporate debt -- and most importantly, too much government debt. "People have a...
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...
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...
DIVE! Living Off America's Waste (2009)
Inspired by a curiosity about our country's careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning documentary DIVE! follows filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and...
The Root Problem Is the Root Solution: How We Can Fix Our Democracy and Create a Sustainable Future
So, I was trying to get my friend to read a recent issue of Adbusters magazine. "You've got to read this!" I said. "There's an article about how the media today is owned by...
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...
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...
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...
Studying the Anthropocene
Scientist, writers, and scholars have stirred up a new movement in regards to the Earth's environmental changes. Apparently thinkers of this kind believe that the climate...
Visions Of Abolition: From Critical Resistance To A New Way Of Life (trailer)
Visions of Abolition is a documentary about the prison industrial complex and the prison abolition movement. - Part I, "Breaking down the Prison Industrial Complex" weaves...
Have You ever thought about how Messed Up our Modern Prison system Is?
It's pretty messed up! The United States locks up more people than any other country, but that hasn't made us safer. The drug war jails thousands of nonviolent addicts...
Vanishing of the Bees (2009)
Imagine half a million adults skipping town and leaving their children behind. Picture an opened suitcase filled with bundles of cash at a bus stop and yet no robber wants to...
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...
Jekyll Island: The Truth about the Federal Reserve (2013) (trailer)
What's the problem with the world economy? It's debt -- too much personal debt -- too much corporate debt -- and most importantly, too much government debt. "People have a...
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...
The Top 100 Documentaries Inspiring the Shift to a Sustainable Paradigm (2012 Edition)
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...
Last Call: The Untold Reasons for the Global Crisis (trailer)
Last Call provides a high-level examination of one of the most fundamental environmental questions of our time - are there limits to growth? In 1972, the publication of the...
Are We Doomed? YERT Feature Film (trailer)
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...
Grand Wheel
After premiering at SXSW, this experimental walk through the Peace Movement in the United States has played more than forty of the top film festivals across the country. In...
The Age of Stupid (trailer)
The Age of Stupid is a 90-minute film about climate change, set in the future. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, Brassed Off) stars as a man living...
The Wanted 18: Harnessing Humour to Tell Palestinian Stories
Multi-disciplinary artist Amer Shomali joins us in the studio to talk about his film, "The Wanted 18". Screened as part of Paris's first Palestinian film festival, the...
You Need To See This Incredible 17–Minute Film Set Entirely On A Teen’s Computer Screen
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...