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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 issues. A story about Paris Hilton takes the lead over a story about the Afghanistan war or a piece...
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...
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...
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 communities. They’ve traveled more than 6,000 miles to visit and film 100 sustainable communities of all...
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 the same rights and organize their school together. With decisions everyone has a voice... Can that...
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 junk food and violent video games to bogus educational products and the family car. Drawing on the...
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 interviewing experts nationwide and by subjecting himself to a 'McDonald's only' diet for thirty days...
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...
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 OF A YOGI, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers...
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 communities. Shift Change is a new documentary  that highlights worker-owned enterprises in North America...
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 on mass incarceration across the nation and the intersection of race and poverty within criminal...
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, Kilbourne decodes an array of print and television advertisements to reveal a pattern of disturbing...
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 out when they decide to stage a play about racism in Germany today. Thanks to an immaginary trip...
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. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government--condoned torture occur in corners across the...
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" tells the story of architect William McDonough's and chemist Michael Braungart's work to redesign...
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 accessible interview, Professor Justin Lewis demonstrates the way in which polling data are themselves used...
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. Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted...
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 producing starvation inspired rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are already...
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 and highly unorthodox documentary. Central to the film is the concept of natural intelligence. The...
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 remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret. Utilizing...
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 ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There...
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 actually undermine students’ interest in learning. This trailer is made up of 4 clips from the DVD. Click...
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 screenings, exhibitions and live music events. All Festival events are free except for the music gigs; all...
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 Bogus Democracies", presented at the 3rd annual Positive Money conference in London. More about the...
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, ecologists and others, Numen provides a vision of healthcare rooted in the traditions of herbal medicine...
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...
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 Monsanto Company was one of the leading chemical producers of the twentieth century and has been...
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 natural tendency to want to spend now and pay later. They will usually take any type of loans offered...
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 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: 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...
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 friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles'...
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 only a handful of corporations, and corporate consolidation is leading to fewer voices getting on the...
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...
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 together the voices of women caught in the criminal justice system and leading scholars of prison...
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. Taxpayers and poor communities lose as states slash social programs to pay for prisons. There's a better...
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...
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 snatch it. The apiary science mystery known as Colony Collapse Disorder displays these very...
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...
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 natural tendency to want to spend now and pay later. They will usually take any type of loans...
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...
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...
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 book The Limits to Growth stimulated worldwide interest and debate, selling 30 million copies in 30...
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 - we want this film to travel around the world. Find or arrange a screening near you by clicking on...
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 addition to the US screenings, the short has recently found a global audience with festival screenings...
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 alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking back at archive-footage from 2007 and asking: why...
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 than anything else in recent memory. (Warning: NSFW) These words are probably unfurling inside one...
Filmmakers Behind "The Corporation" Launch Campaign to Donate Film to 1,000 Schools
Get up off the couch! The filmmakers of "The Corporation" are raising money to launch a shorter, downloadable and affordable version of the film with a license for unlimited school and community screenings. If they make their goal of $50,000, they will gift the film to 1,000...
GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth
How do we become a sustainable civilization? GrowthBusters explores our society's worship of growth everlasting: Economic Growth, Population Growth, Increasing Consumption, and Urban Growth. I puts a spotlight on the powerful forces that keep us in pursuit of growth even...