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Feature length documentary about the Nobel Peace Prize nominated West Papua independence leader Benny Wenda. Filmed over a 2 year period by British filmmaker Dominic Brown, it provides a rare insight into the life and times of this freedom fighter and his tireless struggle to...
John Oliver explores America's wage gap between men and women and proposes a possible solution. Note: Solution proposed is 100% sarcastic.
This stunning film takes you on a hypnotic journey, reaching to the past to understand the origins of the catastrophic environmental transitions we now face. Over two years, director Matt Anderson traveled 16,000 miles to document firsthand our modern industrial world and...
An epic, ominous and perhaps life saving radio interview occurs with director, Peter Charles Downey on a small-town country radio station about his new documentary movie, Surviving Earth. Where the trees whisper of humanity’s mass suicide in a valley of depleting resources...
The Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership is a trade deal between the EU and the US, with negotiations conducted in secret but open to pressure from corporate lobbyists. The deal boosts corporate power and endangers people and the planet. This video, made by...
"Another World" is a film about the grassroots initiatives in Greece that form another world right here and now, away from the crisis and beyond capitalism (Greek narration, English subtitles in captions). We live in an upside world. Right now in the planet there is a unjust...
Prawn, or shrimp if you're American, was once a luxury and now it's an everyday pleasure. Cheap for us to buy, the human cost of their production is unbelievable. This is the story of globalized slavery and how giant international supermarkets like Walmart, Tesco, Carrefour...
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and EU would grant corporations the power to sue governments for making laws that 'damage' their profits. These might be laws that protect workers or the enviroment. They might be laws that return...
The movement for localization is growing rapidly, worldwide. These international voices from the 2014 Economics of Happiness conference in Bangalore, India, succinctly tell us why globalization is so damaging, why localization is the most strategic antidote, and what we can...
Last Call provides a high-level examination of one of the most fundamental environmental questions of our time - are there limits to growth? In 1972, the publication of the book The Limits to Growth stimulated worldwide interest and debate, selling 30 million copies in 30...
A satirical look at the sort of stereotypical imagry used in many NGO fundraising campaigns. Hunger and poverty calls for action, however we need to create engagement built on knowledge, not stereotypes. Do you remember the first time you heard about people starving? That...
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 individuals and NGOs. All...
Political power - armed central authority, with states and war - is it really necessary for human society? Or is it a tool that ruling elites use to live at the expense of society? Engines of Domination offers a theory of political power as a tool for making tools of human...
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 Olympics, placing them...
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, leaving much to reflect...
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 is still an...
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 trilogy about...
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 Wirikuta, their most...
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 catastrophe, and how can we...
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 with farmers...
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 very basis of our...
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 hope that his...
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 action, visit...
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 mass surveillance by...
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, access to justice...
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 rule the...
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 rule the world...
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 have populations...
"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 and intimidation...
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 May 2013, political...
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 world, often 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, Ontario (Steel...
"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 avoided globally.  ...
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 decided to step up...
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, staggering inequality...
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 have firmly set...
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 and complex history...
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 in the ensuing...
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 are not generating a...
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 to the makings of a...
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 inevitable follow when...
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 richest citizens have...
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 looks very different...
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 explores the...
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 midst of the...