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Can We Do It Ourselves? (2015)
Within modern life exists a paradox: we celebrate democracy as a political system, but not as an economic system, even though our workplaces have a far greater impact on our day to day lives. It's fair to say that most workplaces under capitalist management are organized in...
UDITA (2015)
Life, death, oppression and resistance - 5 Years with the women of Bangladesh's sweatshops and their fight for a better life. Produced by RAINBOW COLLECTIVE and OPENVIZOR, 'UDITA' follows a turbulent 5 years in the lives of the women at the grass roots of the garment workers...
A Minority Pastime (2015)
On 18 February 2005, the Hunting Act came into enforcement – fox hunting was now illegal. Yet, Denise Ward (writer and producer) and other ordinary people who live in the apparently tranquil and idyllic countryside continue to find their lives barbarically disturbed and...
A Science Of Teaching (2015)
A SCIENCE OF TEACHING offers a comprehensive guide for teachers, educators, and anyone else interested in human behavior on how learning occurs at a biological and environmental level. What shapes our behavior? How do our behaviors become reinforced? What are some useful...
Last Call At The Oasis (2012)
Water. It's the earth's most valuable resource. Our cities are powered by it, countless industries depend on it, and all living things need it to survive. But it's very possible that in the near future, there won't be enough to sustain life on our planet. From Academy...
Bullshit! (2005)
Her opponents call her “The Green Killer”. They gave her “The Bullshit Award” for sustaining poverty. TIME says she is a hero of our times, an icon for youngsters all over the world.  The film is about Vandana Shiva, Indian environmental activist and nuclear physicist, who...
RESIST: The Unist'ot'en's Call To The Land (2013)
RESIST: The Unist'ot'en's Call To The Land is a short documentary that was filmed in the summer of 2013 on unceded Wet'suwet'en territory, 1000 km north of Vancouver in northern BC (western Canada) over the duration of the fourth annual Environmental Action Camp, hosted by...
The Bloom Episode 3: New Ways of the Sacred
Part III of The Bloom “New Ways of The Sacred” looks at how Transformational Festivals are venues for an active engagement with ancient, universal themes of MYTHOS, RITUAL and THE SACRED, exploring ways which both honour the traditional, while reflecting our unprecedented...
The Soil Solution To Climate Change (2013)
What If A Solution To Climate Change Was Beneath Your Feet?  Soil is a living universe beneath our feet. As important to our lives as clean air and water, soil also holds a potential solution to the global climate crisis. Increasing numbers of scientists, farmers and...
Paris Is Burning (1990)
Paris Is Burning is a 1990 documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African American, Latino, gay and transgender communities involved in it. Many members of the ball culture...
The Bloom Episode 2: Practicing The New World
Part II of The Bloom explores how Transformational Festivals have become incubators and spaces for “Practicing The New World”, where the festivals are produced using a model of CO-CREATION, utilizing an ethos of PARTICIPATION to create these remarkable realities and MODELLING...
Own The Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time (2015)
Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time is a short documentary meant to give an overview of what a worker co-op is, how it can transform lives and communities, and the realities of starting one. Watch as we go through concrete steps for building...
Breath of Life (2015)
Spectacularly photographed in Europe, Scandinavia, North America and Hawaii, Breath of Life travels the globe in search of the truth behind what appears to be a looming environmental catastrophe. Everyone is telling us how we are destroying our world. BREATH OF LIFE is a film...
GMO OMG (2014)
GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system...
The Bloom Episode 1: Fundamental Frequencies
The Bloom Part I looks at the “Fundamental Frequencies” of the Transformational Festival experience—how they immerse participants in a world of INSPIRATION, restoring a deeply felt sense of CONNECTION, and supporting processes of HEALING for those involved.  Join The Films...
Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective (2015)
Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and to reduce our impact. But what if our footprints were beneficial? What if we could meet human needs while increasing the health and well-being of our...
Eyes Wide Open (2009)
Eyes Wide Open writer Eduardo Galeano take us on a journey through today’s Latin America. After 500 years of exploitation and repression, Latin America is at a turning point in its history: a series of socialist leaders has come to power. 
Mother: Caring for 7 Billion (2011)
Mother is a groundbreaking and award-winning film that reveals the compelling challenges we face in a world of 7 billion. Population growth is one of the most persistent controversies in our culture that touches gender equity, religion, reproductive health and the environment.
Unmanned: America's Drone Wars (2013)
"Unmanned" investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad, observing their effect on the War on Terror, the lives of individuals, and U.S. foreign policy. SUBSCRIBE DONATE to Brave New Films Set up a free screening in your community In Unmanned...
The Square (2013)
The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster for a number of years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of...
Under the Dome: Investigating China’s Smog (2015)
A controversial film by celebrity journalist Chai Jing investigating China's air pollution problems. Chai Jing started making the documentary when her as yet unborn daughter developed a tumor in the womb, which had to be removed very soon after her birth. Chai blames air...
The Secrets of Sugar (2013)
We've heard for years about the dangers of eating too much fat or salt. But there have never been recommended limits for sugar on Canadian food labels, despite emerging research that suggests the sweet stuff may be making more of us fat and sick. When sugar is consumed in...
The Overnighters (2014)
A modern-day Grapes of Wrath, award-winning documentary The Overnighters is an intimate portrait of job-seekers desperately chasing the broken American Dream to the tiny oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota. With the town lacking the infrastructure to house the overflow...
Rebel Architecture (2014)
A six-part documentary series from Al Jazeera profiling architects who are using design as a form of activism and resistance to tackle the world's urban, environmental and social crises. The series follows architects from Vietnam, Nigeria, Spain, Pakistan, Israel/Occupied...
Satyagraha Truth Force (2014)
** BREAKING NEWS ON THIS STORY 22 May 2015** Swami Shivanand has decided to give up his life because of destructive mining and development on the sacred Ganges River. He has given up both food and water in protest. We will put the film online for free until this situation...
The Choice Is Ours (2015)
This film series explores many aspects of our society.  To rethink what is possible in our world, we need to consider what kind of world we want to live in.  Although we refer to it as civilization, it is anything but civilized.  Visions of global unity & fellowship have long...
War on Whistleblowers (2015)
War on Whistleblowers highlights recent cases where American government employees and contractors took to the media to expose fraud and abuse.  In all cases the whistle-blowing was to the detriment of their professional and personal lives.     SUBSCRIBE HOST A...
Immigrants For Sale (2011)
Immigrants are for sale in this country. Sold to private prison corporations who are locking them up for obscene profits! Here are the top 3 things YOU need to know about the Private Prison money scheme: The victims: Private prisons don't care about who they lock up. At a...
Greensboro's Child (2002)
November 3, 1979. Greensboro, North Carolina. Willena Cannon, a lifelong civil rights activist and member of the Workers Viewpoint Organization, helped arrange a “Death to The Klan” rally and conference. As she and her 10-year old son, Kwame, began to participate, the worst...
Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers (2006)
This is the story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war.   Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been...
White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America (2013)
White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we've entered a...
In Whose Honor? American Indian Mascots in Sports (1997)
This groundbreaking 1997 PBS documentary launched the movement against American Indian mascots to a new level, getting reviewed in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Chicago Tribune, and even a "person of the week" spot about the film's subject Charlene Teters by the ABC...
The Unknown Known (2014)
A glimpse into the mind of a sociopath... who just happened to be the United States Secretary of Defense leading up to and during the country's two longest wars (Iraq and Afghanistan). Directed by one of the most respected and popular documentarians of our time, Errol Morris.
Positive News speaks to People of London.
We went to see the team at Positive News, to find out more about the paper and their vision for the future of positive news. Positive News is the world's first positive newspaper. They report on positive developments from across the world and take a solution-focused...
Europe Or Die (2015)
Since 2000, more than 27,000 migrants and refugees have died attempting the perilous journey to Europe. With an unprecedented number of people breaking through its heavily barricaded borders in 2014, the EU continues to fortify its frontiers. VICE News presents Europe or...
Bitter Lake (2015)
Extraordinary new documentary by Adam Curtis. Politicians used to have the confidence to tell us stories that made sense of the chaos of world events. But now there are no big stories and politicians react randomly to every new crisis - leaving us bewildered and...
Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion (2014)
A five-part Norwegian documentary series examining the lives of sweatshop workers in Cambodia through the eyes of three young, relatively wealthy Norwegian citizens.  From the day they arrive in Cambodia they begin to see how different their lives are from the lives of people...
Koch Brothers EXPOSED (2014)
Billionaires David and Charles Koch have been handed the ability to buy our democracy in the form of giant checks to the House, Senate, and soon, possibly even the Presidency.  The last time we exposed the Koch Brothers' dealings to the world we here at Brave New Films wound...
Lucent (2014)
Commonly referred to as "the Australian Earthlings", Lucent is a feature-length documentary which explores the darker side of Australia's pig farming industry through a combination of hand-held and hidden camera footage, highlighting the day-to-day cruelty accepted by the...
Defenders of the Spirit Forest (2014)
Defenders of the Spirit Forest is a film set in the rainforests of Cambodia. The Cardamom mountains are a remaining jewel of biodiversity in a country where forests are dwindling fast. Still home to rare species like the Siamese crocodile and Asian elephant, the forest is...
The Super-Rich and Us (2015)
BBC documentary in which Jacques Peretti investigates how the super-rich are transforming Britain. Britain has more billionaires per head than any other country on earth, yet we're also the most unequal nation in Europe. We were told the super-rich would make us richer too...
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)
The World's largest environmental organizations are failing to address the single most destructive force facing the planet today. Follow the shocking, yet humorous journey of an aspiring environmentalist as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing...
Inequality For All (2013)
A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, INEQUALITY FOR ALL features Robert Reich—professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member—as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. The film is an intimate...
Zapatista (1999)
With exclusive access and interviews with Subcomandante Marcos, Noam Chomsky and others, Zapatista is the definitive look at the Zapatista uprising, its historical roots and its lessons for the present and the future. January1, 1994. The day the North American Free Trade...
The Norden - Police (2014)
Police captain Peter Whittingham from LAPD visits Finland, Sweden and Norway. How are suspects treated? What equipment do Nordic police officers carry, and how are they allowed to use it? What role does the police have in the Nordics? English subtitles. Host: Joakim Rundt...
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)
Outfoxed shows how the Fox News channel is used to promote and advocate right-wing views. SUBSCRIBE   Follow Robert Greenwald  Celebrate 10 years of Brave New Films with our Boxed Set:   WATCH MORE:   3:09 During the first few years that Murdoch's ownership of Fox's DC...
Generation Jobless (2014)
There was a time when a University degree assured you a of good job, good pay and a comfortable life.  Not any more.  Today, the unemployment rate for young people in this country is close to 15% – double that of the general population.  But the real crisis is the increasing...
Cointelpro 101 (2010)
COINTELPRO may not be a well-understood acronym but its meaning and continuing impact are absolutely central to understanding the government’s wars and repression against progressive movements. COINTELPRO represents the state’s strategy to prevent movements and communities...
Occupy: The Movie
A documentary that takes an in depth look into the political movement that sprang from the 2008 economic collapse. It gives a balanced analysis of the movement's successes and failures from those who were instrumental in sustaining the protests to voices from within academia...
The Ghosts of March 21 (2014)
An interrogation of race, power and justice in the contemporary United States, The Ghosts of March 21 focuses on the death of 26-year-old Lovelle Mixon and the factors that led him to kill four Oakland police officers before losing his life in the deadliest confrontation in...