Videos about Culture
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Starsuckers (2009)
Starsuckers is a documentary about our celebrity obsessed media. It uncovers the real reasons behind our addiction to fame and blows the lid off the corporations and individuals who profit from it. Made completely independently over 2 years in secret, the film journeys...
2012: Time For Change (trailer)
“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...
South of The Border (2010)
There’s a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn’t know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media’s misperception of South America while interviewing...
Dream Worlds 3: Desire, Sex & Power in Music Video (2007)
Examines the stories contemporary music videos tell about girls and women and encourages viewers to consider how these narratives shape individual and cultural attitudes about sexuality. Illustrated with hundreds of up-to-date images Dreamworlds 3 offers a unique and...
Changing Education Paradigms
This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award. Part 2 is the full 20 minute talk.
So How Did We Get Into This Mess?
An excerpt from What A Way To Go: Life At The End Of Empire (Part 3: The Locomotive Power).  Featuring interviews with Daniel Quinn, Derrick Jensen, Jerry Mander, Chellis Glendinning, Richard Heinberg, Thomas Berry, William Catton, Ran Prieur and Richard Manning. What is it...
Technocalyps (2006)
Technocalyps is a three-part documentary series on the notion of transhumanism by Belgian visual artist and filmmaker Frank Theys. The accelerating advances in genetics, brain research, artificial intelligence, bionics and nanotechnology seem to converge to one goal: to...
Dave Meslin: Redefining Apathy
In this Tedx talk, Dave Meslin argues that it isn't apathy that keeps people from engaging in politics. People do care, he argues, but the barriers to participation make it prohibitively difficult to do so. If we can identify and break down these barriers, however, we have...
The Evilness of Power (2008)
THE EVILNESS OF POWER examines the ways in which power and hierarchy affect individuals, society, and the world at large. It's possibly the best film on the subject ever made.  Produced by Jonathan Shockley.
Jacque Fresco: The Venus Project - London Lecture
A lively and no-nonsense lecture by Jacque Fresco, speaking about the Venus Project, held in London in October 2009. The Venus Project is an organization that proposes a feasible plan of action for social change, one that works towards a peaceful and sustainable global...
Jerry Mander Has 4 Arguments for the Elimination of TV. Could You Give It Up?
In this brief interview, Jerry Mander, author of "In the Absence of the Sacred" and "Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television", describes the drawbacks of television. The reasons might not be what you'd expect. This is an excerpt from the extended interviews of...
Peter Joseph: "Social Pathology"
This lecture was given by Peter Joseph in New York on March 15th, Zeitgeist Day, 2010. Some audio had to be replaced due to static problems.  Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License
The Economics of Happiness (2011)
Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There...
Revenge of the Electric Car (trailer)
In 2006, as many as 5,000 modern electric cars were destroyed by the major car companies that built them. Today, less than 5 years later, the electric car is back... with a vengeance. In Revenge of the Electric Car, director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the...
How to Resist the Pressures of Conformity
The social psychology of conformity affects us all, but there are ways to maintain our independence, as explained in this animated short.
Looking for More Meaning in Your life? Then Be a Part of This Movement. Be a Part of This Story.
It's happening. A movement of movements representing millions of people in every country of the world, all working to create an ecologically sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.
Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream
This 7 minute film tells the story of the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium and how the Pacha Mama Alliance is writing a new chapter in the history of encounters between the modern world and the indigenous world. The Symposium is an interactive...
Not Just A Game: Power, Politics & American Sports (trailer)
We've been told again and again that sports and politics don't mix, that games are just games and athletes should just "shut up and play." But according to Nation magazine sports editor Dave Zirin, this notion is just flat-out wrong. In Not Just a Game, the powerful new...
Four Years. Go. A Campaign To Change The Course of History
The goal of Four Years. Go. is to build a global movement of commitment and action that will cause a positive tipping point in humanity’s future by the end of 2014, setting us irreversibly on a new path to a just, thriving and sustainable future for all. Four Years. Go. is...
Evolve Love: Love in a Time of Climate Crisis (Preview)
A demo video of selected scenes from the feature documentary EVOLVE LOVE : Love in a Time of Climate Crisis, by award winning director Velcrow Ripper.Among the incredible people to be featured in the film: Naomi Klein, Roshi Joan Halifax, Nassim Harameim, Tantoo Cardinal...
Peter Joseph - Where Are We Going?
Peter Joseph's 2nd Lecture: "Where are we going?" at Maharishi University, Nov. 15th 2009. The first lecture in this series was titled "Where are we now?"
Who is Peter Joseph?
A Mini-Doc by Charles Robinson. "In late 2009 I was able to interview Peter Joseph, the creator of "Zeitgeist: The Movie" and "Zeitgeist: Addendum"; Founder of The Zeitgeist Movement, in his home. He described himself and his life in details in what is likely a rare...
HOME (2009)
We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in...
'Grace' PETA's Banned Thanksgiving Ad
PETA purchased ad spot airtime on NBC during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, however the network rejected PETA’s ad because the “commercial does not meet NBC Universal standards.” I guess they found PETA’s take on Thanksgiving a little disturbing.
Anna Silber: How Reading is Taught in a Waldorf School
Embark on a journey following the students' experience from kindergarten through the first few grades. We will focus specifically on how Waldorf teachers approach reading and how a love of language is inspired in the process. If you have questions about how it is done the...
How Science Saved My Soul
An atheist reflects on the universe, science, religion, and the joy and personal meaning that can be found from understanding the universe as it really is.
Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2007)
This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged from the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest Hollywood blockbusters. Featuring acclaimed author Dr. Jack Shaheen, the film explores a long line of...
The Big Idea of the 21st Century: The Empathic Civilization
Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.
The Coming Birth of The Empathic Civilization Will Be One of The Greatest Moments in Human History
"The Empathic Civilization" is one of the biggest ideas of the 21st century. The arrival of this era will be monumental. Jeremy Rifkin explains.  For the entire speech, check out:  The Empathic Civilization (Full Presentation)
Silence is Betrayal (MLK anti-war speech)
Yet another montage of Dr. King's landmark anti-war speech.
A Young Couple Find Freedom in Simple Living
Rather than follow the customary American dream, Tammy and Logan sold their home and car, and moved to a bikeable/walkable neighborhood in Sacramento, California. After reading Derrick Jensen’s writings, this couple used Your Money or Your Life as a means to get out of debt...
Secular Believers (2007)
Beliefs, and believers, come in many shapes and sizes, and not all of them can be described as religious. This program provides an introduction to a fascinating range of non-religious people and their beliefs.
The Most Hated Family in America (2007)
The Most Hated Family in America is a TV documentary written and presented by the BBC’s Louis Theroux about the family at the heart of the Westboro Baptist Church. At the heart of the documentary is the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), headed by Fred Phelps and based in Topeka...
D’autres Mondes (Other Worlds)
"Other Worlds is an intriguing and well-lensed first-person introduction to the parallel universe that some Amazonian indigenous peoples consider to be ‘reality.’ Jan Kounen (Blueberry) went through more than 100 sacred-plant elixir sessions with a shaman during four years...
Promises (2002) (trailer)
Promises presents a powerful portrait of seven Palestinian and Israeli children who live in and around Jerusalem. As filmmaker B.Z. Goldberg, who was raised in Israel, notes, “They live no more than 20 minutes from each other, but they are each growing up in very separate...
Peter Joseph: Where Are We Now?
This 70 minute presentation by Zeitgeist/Zeitgeist: Addendum creator Peter Joseph was given on July 25th 2009 in London, and expands on the ideas presented in the Zeitgeist Movement Orientation Presentation. A must watch for those keeping up with the series of films.   Topics...
"What's the Matter with Kansas?" (trailer)
A new documentary film by Laura Cohen & Joe Winston. Based on the best-selling book by Thomas Frank, What's the Matter with Kansas? plunges deep into the heart of Middle America, offering an intimate portrait of the heartland conservatives who twice elected George W...
It Is All About Control: The Power of the Situation
"Social situations significantly control individual behavior. For Lewin, human behavior is always a function of the individual and the social environment. This means that the best and worst of human nature can be brought out by manipulating some aspects of the social...
This is the World We Live in
Sometimes pictures speak more loudly than statistics. This short video collage compares and contrasts the living conditions between two very different types of cultures in the world.
No Impact Man (trailer)
Follows the Beaven family as they abandon their high consumption Fifth Avenue lifestyle in an attempt to make a no-net environmental impact for the course of one year.
What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire (trailer)
A middle class white guy comes to grips with Peak Oil, Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Population Overshoot and the demise of the American Lifestyle. Featuring interviews with Daniel Quinn, Derrick Jensen, Jerry Mander, Chellis Glendinning, Richard Heinberg, Thomas Berry...
Right America: Feeling Wronged (2009)
On the day Barack Obama was elected the 44th President, more than 58 million voters cast their ballots for John McCain. In the months leading up to this historic election, filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi (Friends of God, The Trials of Ted Haggard) took a road trip to meet some of...
An MBA Graduate and a Fisherman Meet on an Island and Learn Something Incredible From Each Other
This wonderful 3 minute animated movie tells the story of a chance meeting between an MBA and a fisherman on a small island. As the MBA tries to teach the fisherman about business, the fisherman teaches him about life. The short is based on Mark Albion's book, More Than...
The Zeitgeist Movement: Activist Orientation Presentation
The Zeitgeist Movement is not a political movement. It does not recognize nations, governments, races, religions, creeds or class. Our understandings conclude that these are false, outdated distinctions which are far from positive factors for true collective human growth and...
What Would Jesus Buy? (2007)
Religion aside for a moment, there’s a terrible addiction that has swept across this country, and it’s one of the nation’s best kept secrets. Mostly everyone will tell you that it’s a really bad thing, but nobody can seem to stop doing it. And it doesn’t come cheap, nearly...
The Trap:  What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom? (2007)
The Trap is a series of three films by Bafta-winning producer Adam Curtis (The Century of the Self, The Power of Nightmares) that explains the origins of our contemporary, narrow idea of freedom. It shows how a simplistic model of human beings as self-seeking, almost robotic...
Information Deformation
This video takes a look at data, information, knowledge and wisdom. What are we doing with the information that we get? Is it helping us make better decisions and live better lives?
Diamonds 101
If you're planning on popping the question this year, you're probably in the market for some jewelry. And we realize you might be too busy crafting the perfect proposal to research the pedigree of your engagement ring. That's why we do the legwork for you in our latest...
Entheogen (2007)
The film examines the re-emergence of archaic techniques of ecstasy in the modern world by weaving a synthesis of ecological and evolutionary awareness, electronic dance culture, and the current pharmacological re-evaluation of entheogenic compounds. Within a narrative...
The Free Voice of Labor: Jewish Anarchists (1980)
"Jewish Anarchists" traces the history of a Yiddish anarchist newspaper publishing its final issue. The story is mostly told by the newspaper's now elderly, but decidedly unbowed staff. This is the story of one of the largest radical movements among Jewish immigrant workers...