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Empathy can be a force for radical social change, but only if we understand how to unleash it. - Roman Krznaric at TEDxAthens 2013
This absorbing documentary focuses on 10 visionary New Zealanders out to prove that a shift in consciousness can heal our environment. You'll be inspired, and never look at stinging nettle in your garden in quite the same way again.  "This inspirational film weaves together...
If you're not Jewish, and you're circumcised, you need to watch this video.
In Atauro Island, Timor Leste, the 8,000-9,000 locals mainly work as subsistence farmers or fishermen, often struggling to make ends meet. When the women of the UK-based social enterprise Swags World (Simply Women and Girls in a Sustainable World) first visited, they found...
John Oliver discusses America's growing wealth gap and why it may be a problem in the future.
In the gorgeous setting of central Brazil, a rag tag group of 10000 mayan calendar followers, bioregionalists, permaculture experts, Rastafarians, alternative health practitioners, and NGO executives come together to imagine another way of being. But who is going to deal...
John Oliver has for the second consecutive week issued a hilarious, brutal, and elucidatory rant about a galling but sometimes tedious issue. On last week’s episode of Oliver’s new HBO show Last Week Tonight, it was his brilliant takedown of the FCC’s newly...
"“The Great Fallacy,” Paco Vázquez’s dense, lively new film about economic and sociological issues in Puerto Rico, eschews the storytelling form of many contemporary documentaries in favor of an instructive crash course in radical politics. It is propaganda, an educational...
The movement for localization is growing rapidly, worldwide. These international voices from the 2014 Economics of Happiness conference in Bangalore, India, succinctly tell us why globalization is so damaging, why localization is the most strategic antidote, and what we can...
Punchlines for Progress assembles some of the best American political satirists to highlight the power and importance of the court jester. From the Red Scare through today this tradition continues to inform and speak truth to power. Featuring Amy Goodman, Lenny Bruce, George...
The award-winning documentary film, #ReGENERATION, explores the galvanizing forces behind the Occupy Movement and the state of social activism in our society. The film takes an uncompromising look at the challenges facing today’s youth and young adults as they attempt to...
This film aims to convey how human behavior and the threat of climate change and environmental problems are strongly interlinked. A description of the problems humans have in taking the future into account and favouring short-term gains rather than considering long term...
In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. This is their story. Four...
It’s often said a society can be measured by how well it attends to its children – their health and safety, their material security, their education and socialization, and their sense of being loved and valued by their families and communities. So how is it that children in...
From bomb threats sent to campaigners for more females on banknotes to sexually explicit pop videos. From extreme laddism at universities to rape jokes in the school yard... Kirsty Wark explores whether there's a new culture abroad in which it's acceptable to write about...
No Shoes, No Service... But Why? Social norms influence us to cover our feet for a variety of reasons, but we pay a heavy price for this cultural obsession with shoes. Poorly designed footwear has contributed to widespread health issues, and a growing body of evidence...
What does it feel like to be a woman on the street in a cultural environment that does nothing to discourage men from heckling, following, touching or disparaging women in public spaces?  Filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West believes that the streets are a War Zone for women...
Video games like Modern Warfare, America's Army, Medal of Honor, and Battlefield are part of an exploding market of war games whose revenues now far outpace even the biggest Hollywood blockbusters. The sophistication of these games is undeniable, offering users a stunningly...
'Gift' is a must watch short film that has a profound, heart-touching message about the importance of giving, and the true value of wealth. It’s a beautiful depiction of how we deeply touch others when we selflessly give our time, love and kindness. “Gift” is about a boy who...
BEWARE OF IMAGES is a feature-length, animated documentary about the history of visual representation. The movie explores the intricate relationship between the technology, regulation and social effects of media. From cave paintings to video games, BEWARE OF IMAGES will...
"We have an extraordinary human power... the power of imagination." - Ken Robinson
"The real revolution is the revolution of values." While the idea of "sustainability" is typically associated with technical processes, eco-theory and engineering today, we often forget that our values and beliefs precede all such ideas and applications. Hence, true...
Want to see a different side of Tacloban City's destruction? These survivors' moves will change how you think about resilience after chaos.   After four months of images of chaos, destruction, and grief-stricken families in the hardest-hit areas of the post-Haiyan...
Jackson Katz, Phd, is an anti-sexist activist and expert on violence, media and masculinities. An author, filmmaker, educator and social theorist, Katz has worked in gender violence prevention work with diverse groups of men and boys in sports culture and the military, and...
Take the pledge: http://therepresentationproject.org/pledge Join The Representation Project movement. Featuring: Jean Kilbourne Pedro Noguera Jackson Katz Rosario Dawson
The comical geniuses over at College Humor recently released a new short video that is capturing the attention of many across the internet due to its comedy, but even more so due to its factual backing. The 4 minute video takes us through the history of the engagement ring, a...
The Olympics are as much about money as they are about sports. Between broadcasting rights, merchandising, sponsorships and construction of the Olympic venues themselves, there's a lot of money to be made.
Around the world ‘development’ is robbing tribal people of their land, self-sufficiency and pride and leaving them with nothing. Watch this short, satirical film, written by Oren Ginzburg and narrated by actor and comedian David Mitchell, which tells the story of how tribal...
It took over four years for photographer Jimmy Nelson to document 29 cultures and tribes at risk of disappearing from their remote corners of the world. He set out to "celebrate the beauty of these cultures and their traditional ways of life" and beautifully captured his...
Abby Martin hosts a discussion on the 'whitewashing' of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking with Howard University Professor Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, and Morgan State University Professor Dr. Jared A. Ball, about the aspects of MLK's life that the corporate media...
Invisible Fight is part documentary and part fictional film, with the focus on highlighting the stupidity and injustice of victim blaming. First-person testimonials of actual survivors of sexual assault are combined with vignettes depicting real world scenarios of assault...
$5 for Guys. Girls Free is a re-enacted close-up of the college generation and how quickly a typical night out can go wrong. The story is led by a Spoken Word artist and complemented by a sexual assault Psychologist. We took an interesting twist on the form of documentary and...
Wrestling with Manhood is the first educational program to pay attention to the enormous popularity of professional wrestling among male youth, addressing its relationship to real-life violence and probing the social values that sustain it as a powerful cultural force. Richly...
Nature's beauty can be easily missed - but not through Louie Schwartzberg's lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.
How three words make a devastating impact in the lives of little boys. Coming in 2014.  
The Peaceful Gathering of Hands is a free and collaborative event to unify diverse groups and individuals working for a more healthy, sustainable, and peaceful city. Please share this video with friends and family!
Prosocial Progress aims to demonstrate how behavioural science can be utilised on a large scale in areas of child development, education and the culture itself in order to bring about sustainability both on a social and environmental level. The film is rooted in behaviour...
What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.
Every year in Pakistan, many people - the majority of them women - are known to be victimized by brutal acid attacks, while numerous other cases go unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred.
The first part of this clip gets into the sexism and rape culture around advertising, but what really illustrates the point clearly is the last half. They use men instead of women in the same ads. The effect is dramatic, and in some cases, totally absurd.
The Beehive Design Collective's most ambitious storytelling illustration to date, Mesoamerica Resiste, is complete after nine years of production! ABOUT THE PROJECT Mesoamérica Resiste is the long awaited final installment in the Beehive's graphic trilogy about...
Examines the diversity of human sexual and gender variance around the globe, with commentary by scientific experts and first-hand accounts of people who do not conform to a simple male/female binary.
Like. Share. Buy. LOL. Look around a bar, bus, train, park, coffee shop, cafeteria or just about anywhere these days and you will probably see people staring intently at a phone, tablet or laptop. What is this doing to our collective psyche and society? Although this short...
Despite the achievements of the women's movement over the past four decades, misogyny remains a persistent force in American culture. In this important documentary, Thomas Keith, professor of philosophy at California State University-Long Beach, looks specifically at...
What role does art play in the transition to a new kind of world? This video explores this question with beautiful sounds, images and ideas that will likely leave your imagination stimulated with evocative dreams and visions of your own. The Bloom is a ground-breaking new...
Set in the remote Alaskan Yukon Delta, Yukon Kings follows Yup'ik fisherman Ray Waska as he teaches his grandkids how to fish during the summer salmon run. With environmental and cultural forces threatening their subsistence way of life, Ray holds onto the hope that his...
In the harsh environment of a Rhode Island men's prison, a group of fifty inmates are transforming their lives through the practice of meditation. Path of Freedom follows former inmate Fleet Maull as he visits prison to share his strategies for surviving on the inside.
About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecution and have been branded as "infiltrators" by right-wing politicians and...
In The Black Fatherhood Project, Jordan Thierry leads viewers through an honest and essential exploration of fatherhood in Black America, providing historical context and conversation for an issue at the core of the Black experience today. Nationwide, 67 percent of Black...
The Killing Screens urges us to think about the effects of the media in new and complex ways. In contrast to the relatively simplistic behaviorist model that media violence causes real-world violence, Gerbner encourages us to think about the psychological, political, social...