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"We spend the first year of a child's life teaching them to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there."
"Science is a cultural activity" Lawrence Krauss Music: Symmetry - Keith Kenniff Facebook - facebook/theinspirationjourney Vimeo - vimeo.com/theinspirationjourney Tumblr - theinspirationjourney.tumblr.com Twitter - twitter.com/TheInspirationJ Copyright Disclaimer Under...
"We have an extraordinary human power... the power of imagination" Ken Robinson Music: Thomas Newman - Road to Chicago & Road to Perdition Facebook - facebook/theinspirationjourney Vimeo - vimeo.com/theinspirationjourney Tumblr - theinspirationjourney.tumblr.com Twitter ...
"The real revolution is the revolution of values". - Peter Joseph Music: Bruno Coulais - Le temps des découverte & À l'aventure Facebook - facebook/theinspirationjourney  Vimeo - vimeo.com/theinspirationjourney  Tumblr - theinspirationjourney.tumblr.com  Twitter ...
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...
In the past three decades, says Michael Sandel, the US has drifted from a market economy to a market society; it's fair to say that an American's experience of shared civic life depends on how much money they have. (Three key examples: access to education, access to justice...
When the filmmaker's parents moved to a place where her father had a long solo commute to work and started listening to Talk Radio to alleviate the boredom, her family saw him change from a non-political Democrat to a radicalized, angry Right-Wing Republican. What happened...
Gus Speth imagines a compelling vision of a better, happier country—and how to make it possible. Read more: http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/america-the-possible-a-manifesto
A case study of the proposed ban on violent pornography in Iceland. Submitted as minor thesis for the MSc Equality Studies in the School of Social Justice, UCD. The thesis question is to determine if the threat to internet freedom is warranted in Iceland's efforts to ban...
What makes a great photograph great? You have seen many of these photos before. These iconic images create such a strong sense of humanity, that you cannot view them without getting goosebumps. These are some of the most powerful recorded moments in human history.
Peak Moment 200: "Is the world a better place because you were born?" asks author Derrick Jensen. He contrasts sustainable indigenous cultures, who enrich their habitat, with the current "dominant culture destroying everything." He explores how industrial civilization is...
Guy Debord's classic 1967 text, remade into a contemporary context. Also includes Marshall McLuhan and John Berger. Made by Aska (check the credits at the end of the film for more) Sound by the amazing Pippin Kenworthy (check out his channel) www.pippinkenworthy.com 
AFFLUENZA is a groundbreaking film that diagnoses a serious social disease - caused by consumerism, commercialism and rampant materialism - that is having a devastating impact on our families, communities, and the environment. We have more stuff, but less time, and our...
A note from Films For Action For the next month, the film-makers who created Schooling The World have generously made their film available to us in the spirit of the Gift. Instead of setting a price and transacting before you’ve seen the film, they are turning the tables...
What a beautiful, inspiring story. Photographer Richard Renaldi takes two random strangers on the street and has them pose together in a photograph as if they were intimate family members. Almost instantly, the "strangers" feel connected to each other. This only shows how...
Emerging from the echoes and end-game of a dualistic ego-driven world, we find ourselves once again with the opportunity to reflect on the past and change our planetary future into a whole new positive, conscious and peaceful paradigm. The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph...
Thought-provoking 5 minutes on the state of the world from the late, great Alan Watts, a man far ahead of his time. Speech: Alan Watts - What is Wrong With Our Culture (AKA: Sex The Pleasurable Punishment) www.alanwatts.org
This is the story of more than four hundred Americans who participated in a bold and dangerous experiment designed to awaken the conscience of a complacent nation. These self-proclaimed, 'Freedom Riders' challenged the mores of a racially segregated society by performing a...
Sound feelings is a collage of captured moments which builds up an experimental road movie video. A collection of impressions and "sonorized feelings", reflections, gestures, landscapes, ..." Guitar composed & performed by Gerard JOUFFROY Directed, Filmed, Edited, Mixed...
What is the connection between Social Networks and Being Lonely? Quoting the words of Sherry Turkle from her TED talk - Connected, But Alone. (ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_alone_together.html) Also Based on Dr. Yair Amichai-Hamburgers hebrew article -The Invention of...
Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. Director: Ron Fricke Buy the DVD or...
The superb documentary War/Dance reveals the redemptive power of music, even in the most horrific places. Focusing on three children in their early teens in war-torn Uganda–stoic Nancy, driven Dominic, and soft-spoken Rose–War/Dance tracks the efforts of the school...
Dr. Robert Sapolsky discusses some rather amazing discoveries related to the social and personal consequences of hierarchy.