Videos about Culture
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
"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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Business of Death
Throughout the developed world the business surrounding death has often been an uneasy topic of discussion. Originating in the mid-19th Century, the modern funeral has...
The Twilight of an Age
In his book, The Long Descent, John Michael Greer observes that our culture has two primary stories: “Infinite Progress” or “Catastrophe”. On the contrary, he sees history as...
Be a Good Consumer. This Film Will Show You How.
This instructional video will teach you all of the essential habits and thought-patterns needed to be a good consumer. Of course, after watching, you may choose to opt out. 
Surplus - Terrorized into Being Consumers (2003)
Why is the lifestyle of consumerism a source of such rage today? How come the privilege of buying goods does not automatically lead to happiness? Why all this emptiness despite...
Mickey Mouse Monopoly
The Disney Company's massive success in the 20th century is based on creating an image of innocence, magic and fun. Its animated films in particular are almost universally...
Jesus Camp (2006)
Jesus Camp is a 2006 documentary directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing about a Pentecostal/ charismatic summer camp for children who spend their summers learning and...
Unhappy? Try... Civilization! -- *Some Restrictions Apply
Civilization, the one-size-fits-all way of life that's right for everybody - whether you like it or not! Don't like the cradle to grave security you get from tribal cultures?...
Hipster Olympics: A battle of Apathetic Grandeur
A double, triple (?) dose of irony is used to capture the essence of the hipster in the yearly "Hipster Olympics" - quite a tee off of champions - the kind who don't stand for...
We Are The World
This video plugging Avaaz.org exposes the myth of a fundamental clash between Islam and the West as a problem of politics—not cultures. It received over 1.4 million views and...
What is Creative Commons?
What is Creative Commons? It's the future of copyright - a whole new way of sharing and remixing culture. Audio remixed and mashed up by Robin Good, Livia Iacolare and Michael...
The Rise of Hate Groups in America
Inside USA - Avi Lewis travels to Arkansas and Alabama to look at the rise of race hate groups in America. Watch part 2 through the accompanying website link.
Derrick Jensen: Endgame
What if you live in the most destructive culture ever to exist? What if that culture refuses to change? What do you do about it? An excellent presentation by Derrick Jensen, a...
A Guy Hits On A Woman At A Bus Stop, And Rejection Never Sounded So Sweet
A video directed by Karen Lum, adapted from the poem "Slip of the Tongue" written and performed by Adriel Luis. Title courtesy of Upworthy.
A Sustainability Renaissance Man
Earth needs humans to figure out our shared destiny, says Alan Seid, whose interest is both the outer and inner dimensions of sustainability. Outside there's ecology, social...
Bill Maher - New Rules: America Isn't #1 (2006)
Bill Maher points out that America needs to stop bragging about being number 1, and start acting like it. Think we have the freest media in the world? We're 44th. Literacy?...
These Old Farts Don't Know Jack
And they don't give a damn either. That's why the crazy rantings of these old fogies should be viewed purely as entertainment, as fiction, as the wild and deranged fantasies...
A Defining Moment in History
The planet is quickly confronting us with limits to the exploitative, dominator system of the past 5000 years. David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World, and...
Is Junk Media Making You Sick???
Media junk food is mind pollution. As waves of erratic, mindless info-toxins increasingly lay siege to a battered mental landscape, our mental pores become clogged, cluttering...
The Virus of Faith (2006)
In Part 2, Dawkins opines that the moral framework of religions is warped, and argues against the religious indoctrination of children. Dawkins has said that the title "The...
The God Delusion (2006)
There are would-be murderers, all around the world who want to kill you and me, and themselves, because they are motivated by what they think is the highest ideal..." - Richard...
The Century of the Self (2002)
The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in...
PBS FRONTLINE:  The Merchants of Cool (2001)
IF YOU'RE EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH THE VIDEO ABOVE, YOU CAN WATCH THE ENTIRE FILM FOR FREE AT THE OFFICIAL PBS FRONTLINE WEBSITE. They spend their days sifting through reams...
Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity (1999)
Jackson Katz argues that widespread violence in American society, including the tragic school shootings in Littleton, Colorado, Jonesboro, Arkansas, and elsewhere, needs to be...
Dove - Evolution
It's no wonder our perception of beauty is so obscured. The fashion and hype industries will make bones out of us all.
Adbusters: Memewars
A PSA by Adbusters - a magazine and internet publication advancing ideas about the way we live and how we can reshape our culture in terms more sustainable and humane. In their...
The Truth About Who We Are That We Just Find So Hard to Accept
We should probably just accept it. And then embrace it. And then dance!