Videos about Culture
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Connected (2011)
Have you ever faked a restroom trip to check your email? Slept with your laptop? Or become so overwhelmed that you just unplugged from it all? In this funny, eye-opening, and...
Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood (2008)
Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from...
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005)
Based on the book by Pepi Leistyna, Class Dismissed navigates the steady stream of narrow working class representations from American television's beginnings to today's...
The Revolution Is Love! Our Movement is for the 100%
"Love is the felt experience of connection to another being. An economist says 'more for you is less for me.' But the lover knows that more of you is more for me too. If you...
Collapse (2009)
Americans generally like to hear good news. They like to believe that a new president will right old wrongs, that clean energy will replace dirty oil and that fresh thinking...
The One Percent (2006)
This 80-minute documentary focuses on the growing "wealth gap" in America, as seen through the eyes of filmmaker Jamie Johnson, a 27-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson...
The Feynman Series: Experiencing the Grandeur of the Universe
The Feynman Series is a companion project with The Sagan Series in hopes to promote scientific education and scientific literacy in the general population. Music : Goldmund ...
Fagbug (2009)
Turning a slur sprayed on her VW Beetle from scarlet letters into a badge of honor, Sage College grad student Erin Davies hit the road in her rechristened 'fagbug' to raise...
Open to the Public? (2011)
This documentary takes a critical look at the history and future of public space–from the Agora to shopping malls to NYC’s community gardens. The film unrolls the complicated...
The Chain of Obedience
The death squads and concentration camps of history were never staffed by rebels and dissidents. They were were run by those who followed the rules.
Hannity Calls #OWS Protesters Un-American, Two Marines Set Him Straight
Recently, Sean Hannity called the #OccupyWallStreet protesters un-American by saying they "hated liberty."http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQNtaJmiJ3k(As seen in this video)In...
Peter Joseph: When Normality Becomes Distortion
Oct 8th 2011, Marina Del Rey California. This program considers the quality of our beliefs, actions and intents within the overarching context of what supports good public...
Ghetto Physics
Ghetto Physics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho's Please Stand Up! examines the interplay between Pimps and Ho's and how that dynamic is the simplest expression of how power is...
We - Arundhati Roy (2006)
We is a fast-paced 64 minute documentary that covers the world politics of power, war, corporations, deception and exploitation. It visualizes the words of Arundhati Roy...
The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2005)
The epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. An outcast in his community, Farmer John bravely stands amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and violence. By melding the...
The Billionaires' Tea Party (2011)
The Tea Party movement has taken American politics by storm. But is this truly a populist uprising or one of the greatest feats of propaganda ever seen? Seeking to find out...
This Land Is Our Land: The Fight to Reclaim the Commons (trailer)
For more than three decades, transnational corporations have been busy buying up what used to be known as the commons -- everything from our forests and our oceans to our...
Play Again
What are the consequences of a childhood removed from nature?At a time when children play more behind screens than outside, PLAY AGAIN explores the changing balance between the...
The Sacred Balance
Based on David Suzuki's best-selling book of the same name, and filmed on five continents, THE SACRED BALANCE celebrates a new scientific worldview, an inclusive vision of...
A Girl Like Me (2005)
A Girl Like Me explores the standards of beauty imposed on today's black girls. The film delves beneath the surface in order to show how such standards affect self-esteem and...
Subconscious War (2011)
Subconscious War is a short documentary on media, reality, and the culture of violence, It covers the prophecies of Aldous Huxley and Neil Postman's grim assessment of our...
Arrival of the Post-Petroleum Human
“Petroleum Man is dead. Infinite Growth Man is dead. Post Petroleum Human is alive,” announced Michael C. Ruppert on May 22, 2011. Members of this emerging “species” know they...
Eugene City of Peace Introduction
Describes the goals, process, and philosophy of an experiment in community-building. A movement of people interested in defining, nurturing, and celebrating Eugene as City of...
50 Years Later, Edward R. Murrow's Famous Speech Is Still a Damning Critique of The Corporate Media
Such a powerful speech by one of my all-time heroes.  The video you're watching is two excerpts of Ed Murrow's brilliant 1958 speech that are included in the 2005 film Good...
First Earth: Uncompromising Ecological Architecture (2010)
FIRST EARTH is a documentary about the movement towards a massive paradigm shift for shelter -- building healthy houses in the old ways, out of the very earth itself, and...
Charlie Chaplin's final speech in the film "The Great Dictator"
Charlie Chapin's final monologue in the film "The Great Dictator".
Human Resources: Social Engineering in the 20th Century (2010)
Human Resources explores the rise of mechanistic philosophy and the exploitation of human beings under modern hierarchical systems. Topics covered include behaviorism...
¿Sería Buenos Aires? / Maybe Buenos Aires? (2006)
A universal story that touches upon many of the themes that cross the modern world we live in: dislocation of people, destruction of their dreams overnight by crises they are...
Trudell (2005)
"The great lie is that it is civilization. It's not civilized. It has been literally the most blood thirsty brutalizing system ever imposed upon this planet. That is not...
White Privilege: Racism, White Denial & The Cost of Inequality
For years, acclaimed author and speaker Tim Wise has been electrifying audiences on the college lecture circuit with his deeply personal take on whiteness and white...
Freedom of Expression (2007)
In 1998, university professor Kembrew McLeod (Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa) trademarked the phrase "freedom of expression" - a...
Instruction Manual for Life
TheraminTrees and his brother QualiaSoup collaborated to make this interesting animation called Instruction Manual for Life. It uses the construction of cupboards and drawers...