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Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans' most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865...
Introspection is out, and outrospection is in. Philosopher and author Roman Krznaric explains how we can help drive social change by stepping outside ourselves. Roman Krznaric: I believe that empathy – the imaginative act of stepping into another person’s shoes and viewing...
Stand In My Shoes is a crowd-fuelled social change film about exposing what President Barack Obama coined the "Empathy Deficit" in our world, and the global hunt for social revolutionaries dedicated to creating a countermovement of kindness.  That means together we'll...
Elder, healer and leader in the Maori community Rangimarie Turuki Rose Peri tells her story and shows us the true meaning of self-acceptance. Also see Part 2.
This is an excerpt from the two-part, 60-minute DVD. In it, Daniel Quinn proposes that the modern environmental crisis has its origins in the agricultural revolution that began about ten thousand years ago. At that time, humans developed a vision of themselves as the pinnacle...
Winnter at the ECU 2010 (European film festival) for "Best Non European Documentary," Dhobi Ghaat is a short film about the loss of cultural heritage in Pakistan due to modernization and global climate change, which has affected the lives of professional dhobis (laundery men).
Culture In Decline Episode #3 covers a new disease epidemic rapidly spreading across the world: "Consumption-Vanity Disorder." A disease spread not through a mutating virus or genetic predisposition – but through cultural “Memes” – turning the world into a reflection of the...
In this episode of Subculture Club we meet a few Freegans in New York City and learn about their strategies for practical living. We explore why they take limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources. Created by Cindy Rosin.
Indigenous tourism helps to reconcile the two different Australian peoples: the Europeans want to be forgiven for the tragic colonial period, and the Aborigines try to preserve their ancient roots from the present and the future. But the geographical isolation of the...
Citizens Of The World: We must work together to solve our problems. For the sake of our children and all future generations, let us put past differences aside and work together to create a sustainable world that works for everybody.
I AM is an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better?   The filmmaker behind the inquiry is Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy...
Thom Hartmann describes a society based on cooperation and the idea that we're all in this together. Compares our current "me" society with a potential "we" society.
The Algonquin once lived in harmony with the vast territory they occupied. This balance was upset when the Europeans arrived in the 16th century. Gradually, their Aboriginal traditions were undermined and their natural resources plundered. Today, barely 9,000 Algonquin are...
In the spring of 2005, Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader and Vietnam veteran, found himself in a dream riding on horseback across the great plains of South Dakota. Just before he awoke, he arrived at a riverbank in Minnesota and saw 38 of his Dakota ancestors hanged. At...
Wake up to your own role in creating a new future. This new perspective of the current state of our planet features top scientific, indigenous and activist minds from around the world. Now available for the first-time ever on video, The Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the...
Why doesn’t money (usually) buy happiness? Alain de Botton breaks new ground for most of us, offering reasons for something our grandparents may well have told us, as children. It is rare, and pleasing, to see a substantial philosophical argument sustained as well as it is...
For one eventful year, filmmaker Emily James gains unprecedented access to document the work of a group of environmental activists engaged in nonviolent direct-action campaigns across England. Embedded in the activists' clandestine activities, she captures the triumph...
Once every decade, the 15 members of the Texas Board of Education meet in Austin to revise the state's textbook standards. Led by Don McLeroy, a Young Earth Creationist, the panel will debate and implement new standards related to science, evolution, social studies, and...
In MEF's powerful new release, The Bro Code, filmmaker Thomas Keith takes aim at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Keith breaks down a range of contemporary media forms that are saturated with sexism -- movies and music...
Grasp the Nettle follows the exploits of a ragtag band of land rights activists in London as they struggle against corporations, government, police - and themselves - in their efforts to create alternative communities outside the framework of consumer society. When an...
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 citizens. Subtitles Note: To make the subtitles easier to read, we highly recommend clicking the "CC"...
In January 2012, two controversial pieces of legislation were making their way through the US Congress. SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, and PIPA, the Protect Intellectual Property Act, were meant to crack down on the illegal sharing of digital media. The bills were drafted...
This is journey into the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops. Basically, Dirksen made a documentary on people...
Please watch this with good audio! The film uses footage from the film 'The New World' (2005), 'Lifeboat Hour' radio show with Michael Ruppert, Infowars' interview with Russell Means 'Welcome to the Reservation' and various videos of Russell Means, to present an outline of...
SCHOOLING THE WORLD takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply troubling look at the role played by modern education in the destruction of the world's last sustainable indigenous cultures. Support the Film-Makers! Buy the film here.   
The story shared by Israel and Palestine has been told in several stunning films, but I don't think I've ever seen it told like this. Nina Paley created this (extremely brief) animated history of the land that was at one time called Israel, Palestine, Canaan and the Levant...
This is the inside story of Street Art - a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide. Exit Through the Gift Shop follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world's most infamous...
Borat director Larry Charles directs Religulous with Bill Maher in 2008. A hilarious documentary about Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.  He travels around the globe interviewing people about God and religion. Known for his astute analytical skills...
At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, Onyx Films is proud to present HARVEST OF EMPIRE, a feature-length documentary that examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.
How we can learn about ecological solutions from an ancient Culture? Ladakh, or Little Tibet, is a wildly beautiful desert land high in the western Himalayas. It is a place of few resources and an extreme climate. Yet, for more than a thousand years, it has been home to a...
Happiness and dancing transcend political boundaries and occur in every human society. This video is a dramatic example that humans from all over planet Earth feel a common bond as part of a single species.
Series Premiere: Culture in Decline | Episode #1 "What Democracy?" by Peter Joseph. This opening show addresses the coming 2012 US Presidential Election and the subject of what we perceive as "Democracy" in the world today.
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 sharecraft was started, the political implications, and how it's success has effected the way the world...
"A gripping, deeply informative account of the plunder, hypocrisy, and mass violence of plutocracy and empire; insightful, historically grounded and highly relevant to the events of today." - Michael Parenti, Historian, Author The Face of Imperialism Part I - Empire An...
Join FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: http://www.facebook.com/iamawakenow Hello, I Am Awake - (Erase Those Barriers Of Indifference) - Video Trailer - Join the Awakening Facebook Community. We share awake videoes, awake trailers and uplifting documentaries from around the globe. Voice...
This documentary details the epidemic of fear in our society, ranging from child predators to terrorism. It features interviews with Dr. Noam Chomsky, David Kucinish, and many other experts offering an in-depth exploration on various topics of fear.
Native American families in Western New York continue to feel the impact of the Thomas Indian School and the Mohawk Institute. Survivors speak of traumatic separation from their families, abuse, and a systematic assault on their language and culture. Western New York Native...
For years, debates have raged among scholars, politicians, and concerned parents about the effects of media violence on viewers. Too often these debates have descended into simplistic battles between those who claim that media messages directly cause violence and those who...
Written and directed by MEF Executive Director Sut Jhally, The Codes of Gender applies the late sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking analysis of advertising to the contemporary commercial landscape, showing how one of American popular culture's most influential forms...
“Every time history repeats itself the price goes up.” Surviving Progress presents the story of human advancement as awe-inspiring and double-edged. It reveals the grave risk of running the 21st century’s software — our know-how — on the ancient hardware of our primate brain...
Part 1: Where are we now?Part 2: Where are we going?Part 3: Social Pathology? Part 4: A 20 minute Intro to a Resource/Earth-Based EconomyPart 5: A 10 minute Intro to a Resource/Earth-Based Economy
"The Superior human?" is the first documentary to systematically challenge the common human belief that humans are superior to other life forms. The documentary reveals the absurdity of this belief while exploding human bias. Featuring Dr Bernard Rollin, Gary Yourofsky Dr...
The internet didn't kill radio. Commercial radio is killing itself. 
Host your own screening @ http://tugg.com/regeneration. The latest trailer for the award-winning documentary film that explores the galvanizing forces behind the Occupy Movement and the state of social activism among today's youth.
How do we become a sustainable civilization? GrowthBusters explores our society's worship of growth everlasting: Economic Growth, Population Growth, Increasing Consumption, and Urban Growth. I puts a spotlight on the powerful forces that keep us in pursuit of growth even...
Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country is a 2008 Danish documentary film directed by Anders Østergaard. It follows the September 2007 protests against the military regime in Burma. Some of it was filmed on hand-held cameras. The footage was smuggled out of the country...
How do we, as a society, want to be remembered? I would rather it not be this way. Please rate, comment and share. The song credit is The lust for unsung dreams written and perfromed by Matt Johnson & the The From the British motion picture, Tony
The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. From acclaimed director Steve James and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz, this film is an unusually...
"WHAT'S WRONG WITH OUR WORLD? THIS IS A FILM FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO KNOW." Every meaningful change starts with awareness. In our culture, we not only praise psychopaths in the highest positions of power, but in many cases, they became our role models. Challenge your beliefs...
A short essay animated from the audio recording of 'The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass'. It was originally performed on 'Real Time with Bill Maher'.