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This starts video starts so well, it points to the futility of small lifestyle tweaks without tackling the bigger underlying issues, it then goes on to poke fun at the "we're here to save you" privileged white male attitude exemplified by certain...
This week: 1. Warming up police intelligence 2. A hungry man is an angry man 3. Farm land not airports 4. Vintage riot porn: The battle for Narita 5. Bosnia burns 6. Bilbao welcomes the IMF 7. African migrants bum rush fortress Europe 8. Brujeria: La Migra 7.
How does a global financial crisis permeate the spaces of everyday life in a city? From the streets of Athens, Greece, Future Suspended is divided in three sections. “Privatised” explores the legacy of mass privatisation projects that preceded the 2004...
From the Himalayas to US Neuroscience labs, two filmmakers explore the effects of mediation and it's potential for collective evolution.
What do the movie Fight Club, Woodstock '99, and the Battle in Seattle all have in common? This excellent short film gets going at the 45 second mark and maintains a brisk pace after that - summing up the activist spirit of the millennium generation...
The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilisation; the factors of decadence - luxury, skepticism, weariness and superstition - are constant. The civilisation of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.
Despite an increased awareness of overfishing, the majority of people still know very little about the scale of the destruction being wrought on the oceans. This film presents an unquestionable case for why overfishing needs to end and shows that there...
The Beehive Design Collective's most ambitious storytelling illustration to date, Mesoamerica Resiste, is complete after nine years of production! ABOUT THE PROJECT Mesoamérica Resiste is the long awaited final installment in the Beehive's graphic...
HUICHOLES: THE LAST PEYOTE GUARDIANS is a story about the mystical Wixárika People, one of the last pre-Hispanic alive cultures in Latin America, and their ongoing struggle against the mexican government and multinational mining corporations to preserve...
Climate change is taking place. Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality. The focus: how we can live creatively and even joyfully in the face of this...
About 70% of the food we eat contains genetically engineered ingredients and the biotech industry is spending million a year to convince us that this technology is our only hope. Using hilarious and disturbing archival footage and featuring interviews...
One of the most extraordinary films about Australia is soon to be released. This is Utopia, an epic production by the Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger.
What if the world embodied our highest potential? What would it look like? As the structures of modern society crumble, is it enough to respond with the same tired solutions? Or are we being called to question a set of unexamined assumptions that form the...
Set in the remote Alaskan Yukon Delta, Yukon Kings follows Yup'ik fisherman Ray Waska as he teaches his grandkids how to fish during the summer salmon run. With environmental and cultural forces threatening their subsistence way of life, Ray holds onto...
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is being negotiated in secret between more than 12 countries around the Pacific region. Find out why it poses a huge threat to your digital freedoms. For more information and to find out how you can take...
StopWatching.us is a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum. This video harnesses the voices of celebrities, activists, legal experts, and other prominent figures in speaking out against...
In the past three decades, says Michael Sandel, the US has drifted from a market economy to a market society; it's fair to say that an American's experience of shared civic life depends on how much money they have. (Three key examples: access to education...
Shot over a four year period in America, Britain, Lebanon, and Pakistan, Holy Wars follows a danger-seeking Christian missionary and a radical Irish Muslim convert, both of whom believe in an apocalyptic battle, after which their religion will ultimately...
Shot over a four year period in America, Britain, Lebanon, and Pakistan, Holy Wars follows a danger-seeking Christian missionary and a radical Muslim Irish convert, both of whom believe in an apocalyptic battle, after which their religion will ultimately...
The capitalization of the commons worldwide by massive financial corporations threatens to industrialize lands that have been cared for and sustained by the native populations.  The source of these actions has to do with feeding the rich countries that...
"The Price of Sex" profiles the forgotten Eastern European women who have been drawn into the netherworld of sex trafficking and abuse. It is a story told by survivors; a film that gives a voice to women who were supposed to be silenced by shame, fear...
This short documentary tells the story of the occupation of Gezi Park, the eviction on July 15, 2013, and the protests that have continued in the aftermath. It includes interviews with many participants and footage never before seen. Since the end of...
Parodying the BBC's SpringWatch, wildlife presenter Bill Oddie investigates the banker species, venturing into the den of banking giant HSBC to expose the £100 million it provides in loans and services to some of the most destructive logging companies in...
The U.S. and Canada free trade agreements during the Reagan / Mulroney era led the way for the destruction of the North American manufacturing industry. This has had a devastating effect on the countries, most notably in Canada is that of Hamilton...
"Where do multinationals pay taxes and how much?" Gaining insight from international tax experts, Backlight director Marije Meerman ('Quants' & 'Money & Speed'), takes a look at tax havens, the people who live there and the routes along which tax is...
This is the modern-day story of a native peoples' remarkable victory over Western Colonial power. A Pacific island rose up in arms against giant mining corporation Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) - and won despite a military occupation and blockade. When RTZ...
If you don't have a moral question in your governing process, then you don't have a process that's going to survive." -Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper, Turtle Clan. 
This is a film based on the book "Death of the Liberal Class" by journalist and Pulitzer prize winner, Chris Hedges. It charts the rise of the Corporate State, and examines the future of obedience in a world of unfettered capitalism, globalisation...
In 2008, the world’s food system began to fall apart. However, threatened with hunger, rich countries have started buying up and leasing fertile tracts of the developing world. With 60% of all arable land in the world in Africa, this is where investors...
There is a classified America we were never meant to see. From Academy Award®-winning writer/director Oliver Stone, this ten-part documentary series looks back at human events that at the time went under reported, but that crucially shaped America's unique...
On January 1 1994, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), made up of impoverished Mayan Indians from the state of Chiapas, took over five towns and 500 ranches in southern Mexico. The Government deployed its troops, and at least 145 people died...
Rüschlikon is a village in Switzerland with a very low tax rate and very wealthy residents. But it receives more tax revenue than it can use. This is largely thanks to one resident - Ivan Glasenberg, CEO of Glencore. Glencore's copper mines in Zambia...
A film funded by the audience, from the Xingu River to the World." Threatened by the construction of a huge hydroelectric dam in the Amazon rainforest, Indigenous Peoples of the Xingu River Basin fight together to prevent by any means what they consider...
A fantastically well articulated viewpoint of the worlds present state & possible future. In a sobering introduction he discusses the impacts of diminishing oil resources & the pivotal importance of a collaborative response to the crisis that will...
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) presents his take on the gap between rich and poor Americans in Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream. Gibney contends that America’s...
In the mid 1980s, scientists unlocked the genetic keys to manipulating our world. Suddenly everything seemed possible! There would be no more hunger or malnutrition; diseases would be vanquished and poverty wiped out. But twenty years on the situation...
What if we could live in a clean world? A world in which energy would be 100% renewable, water no longer polluted, transportation truly green and production methods clean and regenerative? There will be such a world. In this documentary VPRO Backlight...
A feature length, not for for profit documentary that looks into the world of banking and fiat currency using scenes from various movies and media sources from across the galaxy. It is made to analyse the actions taken by government and the people in the...
A study published by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in January 2008 said that 5.4 million people had died from 1998 to 2007 in Congo, with 45,000 more victims being added to the death toll every month.   It's now estimated the death toll has...
Real problems, not #FirstWorldProblems    A new campaign created by one of the world’s leading creative agencies, DDB NY, has set the internet ablaze with its controversial attempt to raise awareness for the devastating problems currently...
A cigarettesmoking 2-year old, who became a global YouTube sensation in the summer of 2010, has unwittingly become the poster child and symptom of a Big Tobacco-sponsored battle being waged in developing markets. Vanguard correspondent Christof Putzel...
A John Pilger documentary. Apartheid based on race is outlawed now, but the system always went far deeper than that. The cruelty and injustice were underwritten by an economic apartheid, which regarded people as no more than cheap expendable labor. It was...
The Yes Men follows a couple of anti-corporate activist-pranksters as they impersonate World Trade Organization spokesmen on TV and at business conferences around the world. The story follows Andy and Mike from their beginnings with GWBush.com, and on to...
SCHOOLING THE WORLD takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply troubling look at the role played by modern education in the destruction of the world's last sustainable indigenous cultures. Support the Film-Makers! Buy the film here.   
 Logorama explores the extent to which logos are embedded in our daily existence. H5 members said, "Logorama presents us with an over-marketed world built only from logos and real trademarks that are destroyed by a series of natural disasters (including an...
A satirical look at structural adjustment policies by international financial institutions, as part of a campaign for "real independence" in the Philippines. NOTE: Contains one scene requiring parental discretion. 
Before freeways, traffic congestion and air pollution, public transportation was a vital part of the American landscape. Jim Klein and Martha Olson weave investigative journalism, urban history and social commentary to uncover General Motors' role in...
At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, Onyx Films is proud to present HARVEST OF EMPIRE, a feature-length documentary that examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration...
Pig Business investigates the rise of factory pig farming, a system which abuses animals, pollutes the environment, threatens human health through dangerous overuse of antibiotics, and wrecks rural communities. The film shows how this system which was...
How we can learn about ecological solutions from an ancient Culture? Ladakh, or Little Tibet, is a wildly beautiful desert land high in the western Himalayas. It is a place of few resources and an extreme climate. Yet, for more than a thousand years, it...

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