Videos about Community
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Where Does Compassion Really Come From?
Can compassion be learned? The answer is yes! Sometimes, all it takes is truly paying attention to the people around us. Visit happify.com for guided meditations and fun...
Caleb Stephens: This Is How Solidarity Lives
Powerful! Caleb Stephens speaking before the Sisters With A Purpose march for justice in Lawrence, KS - 7.22.16. This is how solidarity lives.
The Struggle Against Compassionate Bigotry
Ever heard the term "compassionate bigotry"? Learn what it is in this powerful talk, featuring Tai Amri Spann-Wilson and Caleb Stephens at the Unitarian Universalist...
Why Being Lonely Is Crucial for Survival
We all know it sucks to be lonely, but is it actually essential for our survival? Here's more on why loneliness might be a good thing.
Visions of Utopia - Experiments in Sustainable Culture (2016)
Visions of Utopia documents and profiles 7 diverse intentional communities in the United States. Have an inside look at what it is like to live in intentional communities from...
How to Build a Place-Based Economy Where You Live
How can communities rethink ownership to remedy poverty? In this powerful talk, Eric Kornacki shares the story of his journey carrying lessons learned from Central American...
People Were Moved to Tears After Taking the DNA Journey
It's easy to think there are more things dividing us than uniting us. But we actually have much more in common with other nationalities than you'd think.
A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity (2016)
A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is a feature-length documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in...
The Cosmic Mass: A Modern Ritual for a Vibrant New and Ancient Way of Living
Imagine a Sunday gathering that feels like a real celebration and inspires you in a deeply authentic way. Imagine dancing (and sweating!) your prayers, rather than sitting on...
What a Strange Way of Life (2015)
This documentary closely follows the eco-village Cabrum, a recent community in northern Portugal; Cooperativa Integral Catalana, in Barcelona, which practices self-management...
The Magic of Sisterhood
Across the world women are realising their potential, stepping up as leaders, and inspiring other women to do the same. Yet, it still seems with all the heavy cultural...
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: 911
Emergency call centers are in desperate need of funding and new technology. Until we upgrade our 911 system, we should at least create more informative PSA's. 
One Day in Tamera (2016)
This short documentary is about the self sustaining community of Tamera, Portugal. In the film we speak with the residents of the community, who tell us how they made that...
Street Life: Faces Uncovered (2016)
Our mission is to enlighten and educate the general population about the grassroots issues of poverty and homelessness in Chicago, the US and abroad, and tell the story from...
A New Story for Humanity (2016)
Inspired by the New Story Summit at the Findhorn Foundation: a sold-out multicultural, multigenerational inquiry into a new story for humanity, attended by change makers and...
Reversing The Mississippi
REVERSING THE MISSISSIPPI is a documentary about a genius technologist and a rebel educator, two pioneers from opposite spectrums with one goal in common: Build a sustainable...
In Defence of Life (2016)
In Defence of Life follows the struggles and triumphs of four communities resisting large-scale mining projects in Colombia, the Philippines, South Africa and Romania...
Plant The Seed (2016)
Watch the 6th graders at Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in Queens, NY transform an unused piece of their campus into a beautiful permaculture garden.
Regenerative Response to Crisis: Blueprint Meeting at Tamera August 2015
The Blueprint project is an integrated response system especially applicable in emergency situations. The model includes permaculture practices, solar and biogas energy usage...
Rites of Passage: Mentoring the Future
If we do not initiate the young they will burn down the village to feel the heat. - African Proverb The villages are burning.  Worldwide. An estimated $500 billion is spent...
Catastrophic Failure: The Biggest Disaster in Brazil's Mining History (2016)
In November 2015, 50 million cubic metres of waste was unleashed after a tailings dam collapsed in the Gualaxo River Valley. This report investigates what is being named the...
Women Who Are Leading the Way - Free To Shine
This International Women's Day‪‬ we celebrate three women who are leading the way in rural Cambodia. Watch our video to meet Koem Toch, Nim Mao and Choung Hach. Koem...
How to Deal With Difficult People
It all comes back to you and the power you have to choose how you want to respond.
Your Friend Is Dying and You're Reading Poetry?
A story by Our Better World - telling stories of good to inspire action.  One person needed help. An entire community came forward. Jocelyn Suarez was dying of...
Nomadic Community Gardens
Nomadic Community Gardens breathe life into disused parts of cities, which become places where nature and community thrive. This short film shows one such project near Brick...
Remember How They Were There For Us
A father and son are sitting on a bench. Suddenly a sparrow lands across them.
The Song of Grandmother Cricket
When nature is exploited it's time for the people to come together. When an old woman comes around, she brings with her a song and the rain that follows.  At first the...
If You've Ever Wondered What We're Here For... We Came to Dance!
We began with rhythm. From the beating of our mother’s heart to the first kick in our mother’s womb.  We were born to move.  ‘We Came To Dance’ combines this rhythm that we all...
Festival Museo Libre (2015)
A short documentary about a graffiti festival organized by a group of young artists who live in the periphery of the megacity Bogotá. With an annual graffiti festival they try...
California Police Officer Shoots a Man Climbing Out of Car Wreck
Paradise, California Police Officer Patrick Feaster shot an unarmed man who was climbing out of a car wreck. The victim, who was allegedly drunk driving, may be paralyzed due...
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...
The ISIS Trap - Will You Fall Into It?
ISIS has a pretty black-and-white view of the world. Either you're with them, or you're with people they consider infidels. But what about people in the middle? ISIS has a plan...
$420 Tiny House Made From Recycled Materials
The build of a $420 tiny house almost entirely made from recycled materials. The house is 6.25 square meters and includes a loft with a bed.
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...
Changing Tides (2015)
Changing Tides follows the organization Warm Current, a surf non-profit that works with underserved youth on the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States. By bringing kids...
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Mental Health
John Oliver explains how our national system of treating mental health works, or more often than not, how it doesn't. 
Maximum Creativity at Minimum Wage
If we are willing to work minimum wage at a dumb job that kills our soul, why not do our art instead, charge minimum wage or $10 an hour for it, gain a following and increase...
What The World Needs Now Is A Vision Of A Global Peace Culture Based On Trust
"Trust is the basis on which life heals. There is no deeper vision than the vision of a world in which trust reigns between all beings." The video is inspired by the english...
Margaret Heffernan: Why It's Time to Forget the Pecking Order at Work
Organizations are often run according to “the superchicken model,” where the value is placed on star employees who outperform others. And yet, this isn’t what drives the most...
Ola - Health Is Everything (2013)
A timely and emotional debut documentary that celebrates Hawaii's most cherished social values, Ola challenges us to rethink what it means to be healthy. Ola (Hawaiian for...
I'm a Fucking Panther
Biskopsgården in Göteborg, Sweden, has suffered several shootings resulting in deaths. Young people in the area refuse to stand by and watch while the world around them...
Stereotypes: A Short Film about Labeling People
A very short but shocking film about the stereotypes we live with everyday in our society. Created/filmed/edited by Elizabeth Pinault.
The Cleveland Model: How the Evergreen Cooperatives Build Community Wealth
Find out how anchor institutions like hospitals and universities can help worker cooperatives create green jobs in the neighborhoods that need them most.
HUMAN (2015)
What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight? That we laugh? Cry? Our curiosity? The quest for discovery?  Driven by these questions, filmmaker and artist...
When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Parts (2006)
This intimate, heart-rending portrait of New Orleans in the wake of the destruction tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and...
Music Video About Violence & The American School System Drops A Lyrical Truth Bomb
"Matre is young, but he's aware of the violence in the world. Not overseas. Not in major cities around the country. But in his own damn backyard. Los Angeles. The police, meant...
Rising Rents are Destroying the Social Fabric of Our Cities
With this film, I'm trying to tell a wider story about what is happening to my city through the inspiring words and passion of Vanessa Garrett, owner of Food For Thought in...
How a Land High in the Western Himalayas Can Help Us Understand The Crisis of The Modern World
This is a clip from The Economics of Happiness. Watch it here. It's a brilliant film that was easy to put at the top of our list of the top 100 documentaries we can use to...
The Anarchist Ideal Summed Up Beautifully in 7 Minutes
This 7-minute clip from Engines of Domination discusses the abolition of armed central authority and what kind of world that would make possible -- a world of peaceful...
'Hobbit House' Family Succeed in Quest to save Home from Bulldozers
A young family has won its epic battle to live in a real-life “hobbit house” after defeating an attempt by planners to bulldoze it. Charlie Hague and Megan Williams, both 27...