Documentaries about Big Ideas
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United Natures: a United Nations of all Species (2013)
United Natures explores the Rights of Mother Earth, Environmental Philosophy, Wisdom, Spirituality and the potential for a Neo-indigenous future for humanity. Directed and...
Money for Free (2015)
Around the globe, experiments are conducted with alternatives for the existing social security system that has become stuck. People no longer believe in centrally organised...
A Basic Income for All!
There is enough wealth for all of us.  What if we decided that every human being has a right to income security?  How could a basic income change our lives? Could this relieve...
Billions in Change (2015)
The world is facing some huge problems. There's a lot of talk about how to solve them. But talk doesn't reduce pollution, or grow food, or heal the sick. That takes doing. This...
Life After Growth - Economics for Everyone (2010)
The economic crash of 2008 revealed not only the frailty and vulnerability of the economic system, it also showed the false basis that the growth economy is built on – the...
Zapatista (1999)
With exclusive access and interviews with Subcomandante Marcos, Noam Chomsky and others, Zapatista is the definitive look at the Zapatista uprising, its historical roots and...
Human Universe: From Apeman To Spaceman
Beginning in Ethiopia, Professor Brian Cox discovers how the universe played a key role in our ascent from apeman to spaceman by driving the expansion of our brains. But big...
The Lottery of Birth (2013)
Do you shape the world or does it shape you? Drawing on leading thinkers from around the world, and with a torrent of mind-expanding ideas and information, THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH...
Another World (2013)
"Another World" is a film about the grassroots initiatives in Greece that form another world right here and now, away from the crisis and beyond capitalism (Greek narration...
Pieces of Madrid
This short documentary from the excellent Global Uprisings crew explores ongoing resistance and self-organization in the midst of the economic and social crisis in Madrid...
The Taxing Question of Land (2013)
Complex tax systems allow for avoidance, evasion and expensive administration costs to both the public and private purse. At the recent G8 summit, the UK placed tax compliance...
In Transition 2.0: A Story of Resilience & Hope in Extraordinary Times (2012)
This film is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. There are stories of...
Excerpts from The Black Power MixTape: 1967-1975
Swedish journalists came to the United States to document the anti-war and Black Power movements of the late 60s and early 70s. The Black Power Mixtape combines music, original...
Kropotkin: The Coming Revolution
A short documentary film compiling the essential thoughts of anarchist-communism, in words of the Russian anarchist writer and revolutionary Piotr Kropotkin. It opens with a...
Treason Part 2: The Crucible of Terror
Capitalism is built on a Royal Act of sacrilege, reports Fred Harrison. The historic injustice created a statecraft of greed and the financial model on which modern nations...
Will Work For Free (2013)
Will Work For Free is a documentary by Sam Vallely on the subject of technological unemployment. This work is protected under fair use and will always be free. Facebook...
Money & Life (2013)
Money & Life is a passionate and inspirational essay-style documentary that asks a provocative question: can we see the economic crisis not as a disaster, but as a tremendous...
Awra Amba: Utopia in Ethiopia (2010)
Men of quality do not fear equality. A message about equality from Awra Amba, the amazing egalitarian village in Northern Ethiopia, where men and women enjoy equality at home...
Prout: Economic Democracy in Practice (2004)
Economics of Prout covers the basic economic principles of Prout, which offers a viable alternative to the materialistic, anti human philosophies of Capitalism and Communism.
Occupy Love (2013)
Join acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper on a journey deep inside the global revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet. Humanity is waking up to the fact that...
On Modern Servitude (2009)
The central objective of this film is to reveal man's condition as a modern slave within the context of the totalitarian mercantile system and to show the forms of...
Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview (2013)
Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview is a documentary exploring the depths of the current human condition and the emergence of a worldview that is recreating our world...
Hannah's Anecdote
This is a film about Hannah Bradley who was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in 2011, age 26. Even after surgery and radiotherapy, Hannah's future was still severely...
The Basic Income (2008)
Grundeinkommen - ein Kulturimpuls (The Basic Income - A Cultural Impulse) is a German film with subtitles in 10 languages that makes the case for a basic income for all...
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"...
Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree
540 days in jail for dancing, smoking cannabis, going to court, and riding a bike. "Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree", is a feature-length documentary chronicling liberty...
Real Estate 4 Ransom: Why Does Land Cost the Earth? (2012)
REAL ESTATE 4 RAN$OM outlines a genuine alternative to the global property speculation that forced so many into debt. Doubling the pressure, the tax game has become just that...
ShareCraft | Gamers Saving The Real World
Short documentary film commenting on the success and ramifications of Sharecraft 2012 which was started by the crew of AtheneLive.com. In this video we look at the reasons...
The Superior Human? (2012)
A documentary that systematically challenges the common human belief that humans are superior to other life forms. The documentary reveals the absurdity of this belief while...
Education For a Sustainable Future (2012)
Education For a Sustainable Future presents information on how today's practices in schools are socially unsustainable. The documentary film critically analyses what is...
2012: Time For Change (2010)
"2012: Time for Change" presents an optimistic alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom. Directed by Emmy Award nominee João Amorim, the film follows journalist Daniel...
Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Politics (2009)
The definitive documentary explaining the influence of money on politics by Jonathan Shockley. If you like it, consider buying the high quality DVD or donating a few $ at...
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005)
Based on the book by Pepi Leistyna, Class Dismissed navigates the steady stream of narrow working class representations from American television's beginnings to today's...
Permaculture in Costa Rica
Permaculture course in Costa Rica that explores the core principles of Permaculture Design and applications with the intention of meeting human needs as individuals, within...
We - Arundhati Roy (2006)
We is a fast-paced 64 minute documentary that covers the world politics of power, war, corporations, deception and exploitation. It visualizes the words of Arundhati Roy...
Haiti Earthship Project: Overview
After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, members of the Earthship Biotecture crew visit Haiti to build an off-grid, sustainable housing unit and teach Haitians how to build...
Subconscious War (2011)
Subconscious War is a short documentary on media, reality, and the culture of violence, It covers the prophecies of Aldous Huxley and Neil Postman's grim assessment of our...
First Earth: Uncompromising Ecological Architecture (2010)
FIRST EARTH is a documentary about the movement towards a massive paradigm shift for shelter -- building healthy houses in the old ways, out of the very earth itself, and...
The Secret of Oz (2009)
Thirteen years ago, in a documentary called "The Money Masters", we asked the question why is America going broke. It wasn't clear then that we were, but it is today. Now the...
Trudell (2005)
"The great lie is that it is civilization. It's not civilized. It has been literally the most blood thirsty brutalizing system ever imposed upon this planet. That is not...
The Yes Men Fix The World (2009)
The Yes Men Fix the World is a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business...
The Weather Underground (2002)
"Hello. I'm going to read a declaration of a state of war... Within the next 14 days we will attack a symbol or institution of American injustice." -- Bernardine Dohrn Thirty...
The End of Suburbia (2004)
"We're literally stuck up a cul-de-sac in a cement SUV without a fill-up" - James Howard Kunstler Global oil peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now...
Peace Pilgrim: An American Sage Who Walked Her Talk (2002)
This is a powerful documentary about an extraordinary woman. At age 44, Mildred Norman left her life circumstances and became Peace Pilgrim -- walking coast to coast for...
Rich Media, Poor Democracy (2003)
If a key indicator of the health of a democracy is the state of its journalism, the United States is in deep trouble. In Rich Media, Poor Democracy, Robert McChesney lays the...
What A Way To Go: Life at the End of Empire (2007)
A middle class white guy comes to grips with Peak Oil, Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Population Overshoot and the demise of the American Lifestyle. Featuring interviews...
Empire: Social networks, Social Revolution (2011)
Youtube, Facebook and Twitter have become the new weapons of mass mobilisation. Are social networks triggering social revolution? And where will the next domino fall?
Dirt! The Movie (2009)
DIRT! The Movie takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth's most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility--from its miraculous beginning to...
The Evilness of Power (2008)
THE EVILNESS OF POWER examines the ways in which power and hierarchy affect individuals, society, and the world at large. It's possibly the best film on the subject ever...
WikiRebels - The Documentary (2010)
Exclusive rough-cut of the first in-depth documentary on WikiLeaks and the people behind it! From summer 2010 until now, Swedish Television has been following the secretive...