Videos about Activism
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Paris State of Emergency (2016) Medialien
Activists in custody, protests shut down, warrantless house arrests, and the COP21 strangled by anti-terrorist measures, a look back on the first months of the state of...
I Wish for You... Jeremy Irons is a Grandfather With A Beautiful Message for His Granddaughter
'War Horse' author Michael Morpurgo and actors Jeremy Irons and Maxine Peake have joined forces to make a powerful new 5 minute film especially for you. Please watch and...
Logic, Mighty Moe Ft Maverick Sabre - I'm Not an Alien
Samurai Sound X People's Army Present : I'm Not An Alien We value music as a powerful tool to bring people together, raise spirits and hope around the world. We look at the...
Robert Smalls: An American Hero
Robert Smalls began life as a slave in Beaufort, South Carolina. Born on April 5, 1839, he taught himself to read, and was later briefly allowed to attend school. In his early...
Pick It Up
Kerstin woke up every day before the sun came up. Waiting for the dawn near some rocks, she puts gloves and walked the same stretch of beach picking up garbage. After an hour...
Days of Revolt: the Death of the American City
In this episode of Days of Revolt, host Chris Hedges speaks with two esteemed labor activists from Detroit: Darryl "Waistline" Mitchell and Roshaun Harris. They speak of the...
March for the Dolphins of Taiji
On January 16th animal welfare campaigners marched across London to demonstrate outside the Japanese Embassy. David Bowie is now for ever linked with the dolphin protection...
Decade Zero #1
Decade Zero #1 is the first of a series of short fictional documentary films that blend utopia and apocalypse, the present and the future, the real and the imagined. 
Are You Racist? 'No' Is Not a Good Enough Answer
Most of us, says Marlon James, are non-racist. While that leaves us with a clear conscience, he argues, it does nothing to help fight injustice in the world. In fact, we can...
Welcoming Refugees in Zagreb (2016) Medialien
Meet the activists who welcome refugees in Croatia. Rencontre avec les activistes qui assurent l'accueil des migrants en Croatie. VO: EN CC: EN/FR http://www.medialien.net/
Who Are You? This Breathtaking Video Might Change Your Life
"Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can...
A New Years Resolution For Everyone Fighting For A Better World In 2016
For 2016, we need a resolution capable of confronting the crisis we face, and making a future worth fighting for. "A Resolution" looks back on the crisis and confusion of...
Mall of America Can't Stop Black Lives Matter Rally Over Jamar Clark Death
Is freedom of speech welcome at the Mall of America? A judge has rejected an effort by the nation's largest shopping center to stop a Black Lives Matter protest and force...
Ralph Nader & Abby Martin on Rigged Corporate Elections, Clinton Criminals
On this week's episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin interviews American political figure Ralph Nader about the 2016 presidential race-from the "Brown Shirt" Trump movement...
Dump Trump
Dump Trump was a rally and march, which took place in New York City, on December 20. 2015. The rally was outside Trump Towers, and the March was to some of the Major Media...
Chester P For Mayor - Hip Hop, Homelessness & the Housing Crisis (2015)
Full length documentary following Chester P along his journey through Hip Hop, Homelessness and the Housing Crisis. Featuring Focus E15, Love Activists, New Era Estate...
What Happens to Police Officers Who Kill Black Men?
When the TV cameras are turned off and the headlines have moved on, what happens to the police officers involved in the deaths of black men in America? AJ+ takes a look at four...
Merced: Before my eviction / Por donde pasa el diablo (2013)
The neighborhood of La Merced is faced with structural changes from "Integral Rescue Plan" , promoted by the Government of the Federal District in Mexico city. People who live...
#ThisIsACoup - How The EU Destroyed the First Radical Left Gov in Modern History (2015)
Director Theopi Skarlatos and producer Paul Mason present #ThisIsACoup, a four part documentary series telling the story of how the European Union destroyed the first radical...
The U.S. School That Trains Dictators & Death Squads
On November 22, thousands gathered at the gates of Fort Benning, GA at the 25th annual protest of the School of the Americas to memorialize the tens of thousands of people who...
COP 21: Undercover Police Crack Down on Freedom Of Speech
Yesterday undercover police cracked down on anyone questioning the sponsors of a corporate "Solutions 21" event in Paris. The action was supported by Corporate Europe...
The Year We Thought About Love (2015)
Enjoy our trailer for "The Year We Thought About Love" award-winning feature length documentary about a LGBTQ youth theater troupe. With wit, grace, and attitude, a diverse...
Everything you need to know about COP21
Cop 21 - a brief intro - filmed by REAL MEDIA.
600 Posters, 80 Artists - Brandalism Crew Take Over Billboards Ahead of Paris Climate Talks
Two days before the launch of the UN COP21 Climate Conference, 600 posters were installed in outdoor media spaces across Paris. 82 Artists from 19 different countries made...
100% Possible - Clean, Safe, Renewable Energy
What if Steve Jobs had given up on the iPhone – how would you be reading this now?! More importantly, what would our world be like if MLK hadn't had a dream, or Gandhi never...
Squatting in Rome (2015) Medialien
The presence of numerous squats, including the biggest in Europe, a militant student scene as well as unpunished police repression make Rome one of the strongholds of radical...
Man Vs Earth
Who Do You Think Will Win? Editor's note: We're big fans of Prince Ea's videos, and there's a lot of great stuff in this film, but sadly the ask at the end lets it down. We...
Reporter Gets Angry and Tells Us The REAL News.
Jonathan Pie gets angry and tells us the REAL news...
Rebel Geeks - Steal From the Capitalists (2015)
Evan "Rabble" Henshaw-Plath is a coder, activist, anarchist, and a hacker. He is also one of the original developers of Twitter. Henshaw-Plath believes that, as a tech...
From Console to Trigger: How Pentagon "Exploits" Video Game Culture to Wire Youth for War
Among the issues tackled in the new documentary film "Drone" is the connection between video games and military recruitment. We air a clip from the film and speak to its...
The Unist'ot'en Are Holding Their Ground Against Oil & Gas Pipelines
Since 2009, the Unist'ot'en clan and its supporters have occupied a camp that is blocking proposed oil and gas pipelines in northern British Columbia, Canada. In the summer of...
Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa - Nigerian Environmental Justice Campaigner
It is the 20th anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa, who campaigned against oil pollution in the oil rich Niger Delta by Royal Dutch Shell. He was sentenced to death...
Climate Change Warriors: We Are the Storm!
Climate change continues to have a disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable communities around the globe, including migrants and communities of color -- people who are...
Changing the Way We Change the World (2015)
This short film is intended as a conversation-starter for staff, volunteers, board members, and funders of social purpose organisations. Created from over 80 crowd-sourced...
Plutocracy: Political Repression In The U.S.A. (2015)
Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by filmmaker Scott Noble, Part I focuses on...
The Yes Men: Pranksters Against War
This just in: One week after Barack Obama’s election, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan end… according to the Yes Men’s version of the New York Times. One week after the...
Activists Crash BP-Sponsored Day of the Dead Party
Day of the Dead sponsored by... BP and the Mexican Government. Did the British Museum have an irony bypass? Watch what happened when 50 'actorvists' from BP or not BP? and...
Lycée Jean-Quarré, The House of Refugees in Paris - Medialien Doc
Sous-titre/subtitles: FR/EN  The Jean-Quarré High School, renamed the House of Refugees, and evacuated the 23rd of October, just before winter, has provided a roof for several...
Little Denver: Tiny Homes
On Saturday, Oct 24th, about 70 Denver Police Department and Denver Sheriff’s Department officers, including swat units, under orders from Mayor Michael Hancock, descended on...
Kahnawake Mohawks Block Train Tracks to Stop Sewage Dump
Kahnawake Mohawks made good on their promise to escalate actions, by blocking train traffic for over an hour, since Montreal’s mayor hasn’t canceled the scheduled 8 billion...
Sam & Margot's Music Video "Burn It Down" Is a Not-So-Subtle Nod to the Corruption on Wall St
Sam & Margot hope to ignite a debate about capitalism and inequality with their new music video, aptly titled "Burn It Down," which recently premiered at The Milwaukee Film...
Fossil Free UTAS Student Occupation (2015)
Students from the University of Tasmania have occupied the administration area of the Sandy Bay campus in Hobart from 1:30pm on Wednesday the 14th of October, 2015. They are...
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
In addition to her well-known autobiographies, Maya Angelou has steadily written poetry over the years. In this video Professor Angelou recites her poem, "And Still I Rise,"...
Whoa Canada (2015)
“Whoa Canada” is about Canada’s surveillance programs in an era of climate change. We’ve interviewed some of the countries leading experts and people who have actually been...
This Is Home
Whether you are for or against gun control, it is undeniable that gun violence is a huge problem in America and something needs to change. I wrote This Is Home nearly three...
Maui's Dolphins in New Zealand - Protect Ocean Habitat
Young people from Aotearoa, New Zealand, speak up to help protect Maui and other dolphin species. Take action here: https://w...
Salute
Salute chronicles Peter Norman's involvement in the Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics. The picture of the three men on the winner's podium after the Men's 200m final at...
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
"The world is missing what I am ready to give: My Wisdom, My Sweetness, My Love and My hunger for Peace." "Where are you? Where are you, little girl with broken wings but full...
"Desert Goddess" Remembers Arizona's Glen Canyon
In this excerpt from the award-winning documentary DamNation, filmmakers Ben Knight and Travis Rummel interview the "desert goddess," Katie Lee. When the Glen Canyon Dam was...
Land of Corn (2015)
Land of corn is a documentary film about four environmental and land rights defenders from Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia and Honduras who work in an extremely dangerous...