Documentaries
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How the World Runs on Looting the Congo
Every drone flown by the U.S. military has inside a piece of the Democratic Republic of the Congo--a valuable mineral, of which the DRC has trillions of dollars worth buried...
Pushing Through the Pavement: a Permaculture Action Story || OFFICIAL TOUR FILM
Pushing Through the Pavement: A Permaculture Action Story It’s true; musicians can be a catalyst for social change!  Watch the inspiring story about the first Permaculture...
In Defence of Life (2016)
In Defence of Life follows the struggles and triumphs of four communities resisting large-scale mining projects in Colombia, the Philippines, South Africa and Romania...
HAMSA : A Syrian Refugee Family now in Rural Germany.
In September 2015 the BBC recorded an interview with Hamsa, a Syrian mother and refugee, as she neared the end of a desperate four-year journey from Homs, Syria to Germany. Her...
The Sea Between Us (2016)
Vignettes of some of the women, men and children journeying across the Aegean Sea, seeking refuge and lives of less precarity- and the reflections of those working in...
Catastrophic Failure: The Biggest Disaster in Brazil's Mining History (2016)
In November 2015, 50 million cubic metres of waste was unleashed after a tailings dam collapsed in the Gualaxo River Valley. This report investigates what is being named the...
The MOVE Bombing - When Police Plotted to Exterminate a Family
On May 13, 1985, one of the most shameful, horrific attacks by U.S. police ever took place in West Philadelphia. 11 people-including five children-were killed in a deliberate...
Warrior - The Life of Leonard Peltier (1992)
This is the definitive feature documentary about American Indian activist, Leonard Peltier. His story is told within the context of the American Indian Movement, the US federal...
The Mad World of Donald Trump (2016)
Matt Frei enters the colourful and mad world of presidential hopeful, Donald Trump - whose meteoric political rise comes amid one of the most controversial political campaigns...
The Empire's War on the Border (2016)
Join Abby Martin as she investigates why there are thousands of bodies on the US Mexico border--and uncovers a hidden war--in this full-length documentary, originally aired as...
The Most Important Job in the World
Take 60 seconds to learn about the importance of motherhood. Meet Ibu Robin Lim, midwife and founder of the Yayasan Bumi Sehat​ health clinic, which offers free prenatal care...
Paris State of Emergency (2016) Medialien
Activists in custody, protests shut down, warrantless house arrests, and the COP21 strangled by anti-terrorist measures, a look back on the first months of the state of...
A Very Heavy Agenda Part 2: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New Neocons (2016)
"Completely mind-blowing documentary about neocon ideologues and their bipartisan destructive influence" - Max Blumenthal [Author of Goliath & The 51 Day War] Part 2 Synopsis...
The Choice Is Ours (2016)
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...
Unraveling the Syria War Chessboard
The war in Syria is an unparalleled crisis. Having gone far beyond an internal political struggle, the war is marked by a complex array of forces that the U.S. Empire hopes to...
(#33) CLARA - House Maid
Take 60 seconds to meet Clara, a house maid working in Singapore. Clara is one of thousands of migrants from the Philippines who have relocated to Singapore, to provide a...
The Empire Files: The Tyranny of Big Oil
The oil industry is a powerhouse with control over land, resources, politics and more. In this episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin uncovers big oil's strong-arm reach--its...
Welcoming Refugees in Zagreb (2016) Medialien
Meet the activists who welcome refugees in Croatia. Rencontre avec les activistes qui assurent l'accueil des migrants en Croatie. VO: EN CC: EN/FR http://www.medialien.net/
POWER (2014)
POWER is Jeanny Gering's first independent short documentary, about women and girls in India who are learning to fight back. Debi Steven, martial arts champion and self defense...
The Empire Files: the Most Dangerous Year for Muslims in America
Abby Martin interviews Dr. Deepa Kumar, professor of media studies at Rutgers University and author of *Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire*, about the roots of this...
PBS FRONTLINE:  Modern Meat (2002)
In Modern Meat, FRONTLINE takes a close look inside the world of the modern American meat industry and shows how this once simple product has turned into a much more dangerous...
PBS FRONTLINE:  The Trouble With Chicken (2015)
FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in meat - particularly poultry - and why the food-safety system isn't stopping the threat. Focusing on an outbreak of...
Let the Fire Burn (2013)
Let the Fire Burn is composed entirely with archival footage yet unfurls with the tension of a thriller. Jason Osder’s documentary recounts the steps that led to a horrific...
(#32) JAKE - Driftologist
Take 60 second to meet Jake, an Arctic Driftologist and Triple Amputee. Jake lost his legs and hand 6 years ago in a snow storm in Greenland. He overcame this obstacle and...
Festival Museo Libre (2015)
A short documentary about a graffiti festival organized by a group of young artists who live in the periphery of the megacity Bogotá. With an annual graffiti festival they try...
The Island of All Together
Every summer many European tourists travel to the Greek island Lesbos for a sunny holiday. This year thousands of refugees crossed the sea from Turkey and arrived on the island...
The Great Everything & The Nothing (2016)
'LIFE-CHANGING!! THIS IS THE VERY DEFINITION OF A FILM YOU MUST-SEE BEFORE YOU DIE'. We all know that there's something odd about life. But we never really discuss it. 'The...
Racing Extinction (2015)
In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two...
Chester P For Mayor - Hip Hop, Homelessness & the Housing Crisis (2015)
Full length documentary following Chester P along his journey through Hip Hop, Homelessness and the Housing Crisis. Featuring Focus E15, Love Activists, New Era Estate...
Money for Free (2015)
Around the globe, experiments are conducted with alternatives for the existing social security system that has become stuck. People no longer believe in centrally organised...
TTIP: Might Is Right (2015)
The proposed free trade agreement between the US and Europe (TTIP) causes concern about the European right to self-determination. The most controversial part of TTIP is ISDS...
Merced: Before my eviction / Por donde pasa el diablo (2013)
The neighborhood of La Merced is faced with structural changes from "Integral Rescue Plan" , promoted by the Government of the Federal District in Mexico city. People who live...
#ThisIsACoup - How The EU Destroyed the First Radical Left Gov in Modern History (2015)
Director Theopi Skarlatos and producer Paul Mason present #ThisIsACoup, a four part documentary series telling the story of how the European Union destroyed the first radical...
Seeds of Justice - In The Hands of Farmers (2015)
Seeds of Justice follows Ethiopian plant geneticist Dr Melaku Worede’s inspirational work to re-valorise farmers’ knowledge and protect their position as guardians of seed...
A Basic Income for All!
There is enough wealth for all of us.  What if we decided that every human being has a right to income security?  How could a basic income change our lives? Could this relieve...
(#31) JOHN GEORGE - Maori Wood Carver
Take 60 seconds to learn about Maori culture and its transmission of knowledge. John-George is a Maori carver. He plays a key role in a culture that is built around the...
Tar Creek (2009)
TAR CREEK is the story of the worst environmental disaster you’ve never heard of: the Tar Creek Superfund site. Once one of the largest lead and zinc mines on the planet, Tar...
Ecological Learning Through Direct Experience
This is a documentary made for my masters thesis in ecological design thinking at Schumacher College. The thesis is about getting out into the natural world and learn from the...
The U.S. School That Trains Dictators & Death Squads
On November 22, thousands gathered at the gates of Fort Benning, GA at the 25th annual protest of the School of the Americas to memorialize the tens of thousands of people who...
(#30) WOLFGANG - Clockmaker
"It's all about time" says Wolfgang.  Take 60 seconds to meet Wolfgang, an Austrian clockmaker. With passion and patience he has brought an old clock-museum back to life, one...
Reykjavik Rising (2015)
In October 2008 Iceland was hit with one of the biggest financial disasters any nation in the world had experienced. In response, citizens took to the streets creating what is...
Kumu Hina (2014)
Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader of men. Welcome to Kumu Hina's Hawaii. Trailer for...
When We Were Hela: ExxonMobil's New Guinea Nightmare (2014)
There are some disturbing facts buried in the debris of ExxonMobil's $19 billion liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea—funded in part by a U.S. government loan. A...
(#29) MEREKINGI - Māori Teen
Do you live in the moment? Take 60-seconds to meet Merekingi, a Māori teenager living in New Zealand. She reflects on the little things we stress about everyday and whether or...
Squatting in Rome (2015) Medialien
The presence of numerous squats, including the biggest in Europe, a militant student scene as well as unpunished police repression make Rome one of the strongholds of radical...
Rebel Geeks - Steal From the Capitalists (2015)
Evan "Rabble" Henshaw-Plath is a coder, activist, anarchist, and a hacker. He is also one of the original developers of Twitter. Henshaw-Plath believes that, as a tech...
Crudo (Crude) 2009
Crude is a 2009 American documentary film directed and produced by Joe Berlinger.[1] It follows a two-year portion of an ongoing class action lawsuit against the
Who Is to Blame for the Refugee Crisis?
Today 60 million human beings are displaced from war and extreme poverty. Many European countries are responding to the crisis with racist hysteria, polices and police state...
Plutocracy: Political Repression In The U.S.A. (2015)
Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by filmmaker Scott Noble, Part I focuses on...
Lycée Jean-Quarré, The House of Refugees in Paris - Medialien Doc
Sous-titre/subtitles: FR/EN  The Jean-Quarré High School, renamed the House of Refugees, and evacuated the 23rd of October, just before winter, has provided a roof for several...