Videos about Culture
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Does the Crisis of Civilization have Modern Origins?
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...
Dhobi Ghaat
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 #3: C.V.D. - Consumption Vanity Disorder
A new disease epidemic is 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 advertising images broadcast daily...
Freegans: Creative Living Outside of Capitalism
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.
The Dreamtime (2007)
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...
Eyes 100 Percent Open
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 (2010)
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?   You can watch the final part of the film (3 of 3) on Giam TV, or via these options. The...
We Societies
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 Invisible Nation (2007)
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...
Dakota 38 (2012)
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...
Awakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream (2011)
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...
Status Anxiety (2004)
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...
Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-Day Outlaws (2012)
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...
The Revisionaries (2012)
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...
The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men (trailer)
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 (trailer)
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...
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 citizens. Subtitles Note: To make the subtitles easier to read, we highly recommend clicking the "CC"...
Controlling the web (2012)
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...
We The Tiny House People (2012)
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...
Where White Men Fear to Tread (2012)
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...
I've Never Seen the Israel / Palestine Conflict Illustrated More Uniquely Than This
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...
Exit Through the Gift Shop (trailer)
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...
Religulous (2008)
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...
Harvest of Empire (trailer)
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.
Ancient Futures - Learning from Ladakh (1993)
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...
United We Dance!
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.
Culture in Decline #1: What Democracy?
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.
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 sharecraft was started, the political implications, and how it's success has effected the way the world...
The Power Principle: Corporate Empire and the Rise of the National Security State (2012)
"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...
Hello, I Am Awake - (Erase Those Barriers Of Indifference) (trailer)
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...
Culture of Fear (2009)
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.
Unseen Tears (2009)
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...
The Mean World Syndrome (2010) (trailer)
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...
The Codes of Gender (2009)
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...
Surviving Progress (trailer)
“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...
Peter Joseph: Introducing an Earth-Based Economy (Multi-Part Series)
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? (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 exploding human bias.
Corporate FM (2012) (trailer)
The internet didn't kill radio. Commercial radio is killing itself. 
#ReGENERATION
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.
GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth
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 (2008)
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?
How do we, as a society, want to be remembered? I would rather it not be this way.  
PBS FRONTLINE: The Interrupters (2011)
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...
I Am Fishead (2011)
"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...
Bill Maher - Irritable Bowl Syndrome
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'.
Blindfold (2012)
Blindfold is a fictional short film about the strained relationship between Tim, a widower father, and Eve, his pre-teen daughter, as they try to reconcile the emotional devastation 9/11 has caused their family. What was the presentation that was mentioned in the film? It...
Advertising and The End of The World (1997)
Advertising & the End of the World features an illustrated presentation by Sut Jhally of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the producer and writer of the award-winning Dreamworlds series. Part 2 is a 60 minute un-illustrated presentation by Sut Jhally on the same...
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 Pinchbeck, author of the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, on a quest for a new paradigm that...
Paradise with Side Effects (2004)
A documentary following two women from Ladakh, or Little Tibet, a remote region in the Himalayas, on a reality tour of London to see what life in the West is really like. The tour, sponsored by the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC), exposes the women to...
The High Price of Materialism
Psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America's culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that "the good life" is "the goods life," they not only use up Earth's limited resources, but they are less happy and...