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64% of people in the UK are overweight or obese eating calorie dense but nutritionally empty food that is considered the norm,  or even healthy, in today’s society.  People who want to change don’t know where to start and are bombarded with t
The last stop of the trip, or so they think, is when the group arrives in Boston, the birthplace of America. It's been a few months since the horror of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack, and their last millennial pioneer is a true American Hero, Dr. Natalie Stavas.
This is a movie about how we have left the natural connection to the planet. The movie investigates how this has happened, the incredible amounts of pollutants that we are exposed to, even as a fetus, and the technology that can help resolve these challenges over time. In...
Failing to provide sick prisoners with needed care turns out to be pretty good for Corizon's profits. This video is part of the Prison Profiteers series produced by Brave New Foundation's Beyond Bars campaign in partnership with the ACLU and The Nation. Narration by Henry...
In Detroit the guys face a more serious challenge. They meet Jackie Zimmerman, creator of Girls With Guts, a support group for young women with IBD and Crohn's Disease. She has more guts than anyone they have met, and the one thing she has always wanted was the guts to...
The Sacred Science is a groundbreaking documentary that captures an unprecedented glimpse into the ancient healing practices of the Amazon rainforest’s medicine men, or shamans, whose unique knowledge of indigenous plants and rituals is threatened by deforestation...
Sometimes you just can't make this shit up. Fossil fuel frackers Baker Hughes have teamed up with breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen to "end breast cancer forever". How? By painting 1,000 of their drill heads pink and donating $100,000 to the charity. Strangely there is no...
It's simple. Diversion programs work better than incarceration - for everyone. In cities like Seattle, San Antonio, and Salt Lake City, we see that successful solutions are a viable option to help end serious social problems. These services alter the course of people’s lives...
How do we change? How do we adapt our lifestyles to become resilient to the changes we are facing today? Inner Climate Change is a look inside the heart of change that is so greatly needed in the world today in the face of crisis. One of the keys to accessing this is through...
Abby Martin talks about a $500 million settlement between the government and Navajo nation over destruction of tribal land due to uranium mining and how this amount will do nothing to alleviate the pain and suffering caused by this industry.
Straddling a line between documentary and science fiction, Werner Herzog's Lektionen in Finsternis is an epic visual poem set in the burning oil fields of Kuwait following the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War. Herzog, as much a daredevil as a documentarian, took his small crew in a...
The Canadian physician and best-selling author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts is a brilliantly original thinker on addiction, trauma, parenting and the social context of human diseases and imbalances. Contrary to the assumptions of mainstream medicine, he asserts that most...
If everyone watched this it could radically transform the world. This is a segment from Moving Forward (2011). Watch the full documentary online here.
This is not sustainable.
Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the root causes of addiction and how to deal with them.
This viral public awareness video has a powerful and heart-tugging message about the consequences of our eating and lifestyle habits - dating back to our first years of life.
 Episode breakdown Part 1: (00:26) Why I support The Abortion Rights Freedom Ride Part 2: (04:00) What Did Stop Patriarchy learn from the 2013 Freedom Ride? Part 3: (05:25) From Roe V. Wade until today, how did we loose so much ground?
Facebook can be depressing because everyone else's lives are better than yours... But are they really? Interestingly, a scientific study recently backed up excactly what this video illustrates. Not that we really needed any proof. I think just about everyone that spends time...
Natural beauty, fertile lands and good food, this the description of the southern regions of Italy, a piece of heaven on Earth which the Ancient Romans used to call "Campania felix" meaning happy Campania, because of the land's extraordinary fertility which was capable of...
If you're not Jewish, and you're circumcised, you need to watch this video.
A documentary about addiction. Addiction of the digital kind. A film team deprived five ‘digital natives’ of their narcotic of choice for five days and recording the consequences. Will the outcome be positive? Or did it drive our subjects to distraction? Under the watchful...
It’s often said a society can be measured by how well it attends to its children – their health and safety, their material security, their education and socialization, and their sense of being loved and valued by their families and communities. So how is it that children in...
This is the movie the food industry doesn't want you to see. FED UP blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S.
No Shoes, No Service... But Why? Social norms influence us to cover our feet for a variety of reasons, but we pay a heavy price for this cultural obsession with shoes. Poorly designed footwear has contributed to widespread health issues, and a growing body of evidence...
This short documentary reveals the hazards of the electronics industry in China profiling workers poisoned by chemicals and their struggle for compensation. Thousands of young people in China enter export factories to make the West's favorite electronic gadgets, only to find...
Abby Martin takes a look at the meat industry, and the massive government subsidies that are allocated toward it, asking why the price of meat doesn't match its free market value. 
With a reported value of over six billion dollars, it's no secret that marijuana in British Columbia is big business. However, due to the recent legalization of weed in Washington and Colorado, the draconian crime laws pushed forward by the Canadian Conservative government's...
Pro surfer and activist, Kyle Thiermann, takes a trip to the north shore of Oahu to find out how GMOs are impacting the land and the people on the Hawaiian Islands -- and what it means for the rest of us. GET INVOLVED: http://www.surfingforchange.com/.
Abby Martin comments on the death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and calls attention to the recent deadly spate of heroin deaths, the need to decriminalize all drugs as well as the War on Drugs is failing America's addicts.
Is circumcision a valid practice? Penn & Teller look at the various justifications behind the procedure and try to determine whether there exists a medical or social cause.​ ... Circumcision confers no health benefits: http...
Paul Jay from The Real News Network sits down with Ralph Nader for a fantastic interview.  This December, 2013 interview is in three segments and covers a range of topics. Part 1: McCarthyism Made Us Veer Away From A Systemic Doctrine For Change  Part 2:  Are Nader-like...
Toxic Hot Seat follows a courageous group of firefighters and mothers, journalists and scientists, politicians and activists as they fight to expose a shadowy campaign of deception that left a toxic legacy in our homes and bodies - a campaign so cunning, it's taken nearly 40...
Will you join the movement to unbreak our birth care system in the U.S.? Watch the full videos at http://unbreakingbirth.org/videos Take action at http://unbreakingbirth.org/index.php/action-center Support our efforts at https://rally.org/
Prosocial Progress aims to demonstrate how behavioural science can be utilised on a large scale in areas of child development, education and the culture itself in order to bring about sustainability both on a social and environmental level. The film is rooted in behaviour...
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...
END7 presents this story of one family's struggle and triumph over neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Burangi, Kenya. Eight-year-old Fatuma has a big heart, and worries for her younger sister who has been afflicted with intestinal worms for four long years. She also...
NEURONS TO NIRVANA is a feature documentary about the resurgence of psychedelics as medicine. Through interviews with the world’s foremost researchers, writers, psychologists and pioneers in psychedelic psychotherapy, the film explores the history of five powerful...
Finally someone in the mainstream media has changed their opinion on cannabis and he is sharing his new opinion with the world. That someone is CNN news correspondent neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta. On August 11th 2013, CNN aired Sanjay Gupta's documentary "WEED". The...
Join us for the annual Monsanto Elementary School Science and Innovation Fair - where science is alive and well* (patented)!
This captivating documentary follows a National Geographic filmmaker who finds relief from pain and aches using the earth as a healing conduit source of free electrons. Helping his community in Alaska, he expands his circle of people who are eager to learn about the effects...
In this parody of "Beat It," GMO executives have taken over the food chain, so a group of dedicated citizens march to face them off in an epic battle, but something nefarious and unexpected happens... Inspired by the worldwide March Against Monsanto protests. Produced by...
Designing Healthy Communities is a 4 part series and companion book that takes a comprehensive look at the impact America’s built environment has on public health, and at the people and communities working to turn things around through innovative solutions. Many of today’s...
Aluminum is an integral part of our daily lives, from cooking pans and computers, to soda cans, cosmetics and vaccines. But how much do we know about its impact on human health and the environment? Available on DVD from the Video Project.
Award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt offers a fascinating exploration of the soul food tradition, its relevance to black cultural identity, and its continuing popularity despite the known dangers of high-fat, high-calorie diets. Inspired by his father's lifelong love affair...
 This is home to the largest hazardous waste dump this side of the Mississippi and to shockingly high rates of childhood cancer, birth defects and miscarriages - two facts residents believe to be connected. Take Action: Sign the Petition: http://mycuentame.org/toxicwasteland
The Botany of Desire is a PBS documentary on the evolutionary relationship between humans and plants, based on the book by Michael Pollan.
Stefan Molyneux breaks down the truth behind circumcision, including details on the procedure, it's history, rate of occurrence, claimed medical justifications, relation to masturbation, negative consequences and it's morality. Skip to the 2:28 mark if you want to skip...
Circumcision: The Whole story - is an informational video about the culture of circumcision. It explores the historical origins, the physical function of the foreskin, and commonly believed myths and scientific truths. Additional Resources:
This documentary was made by journalist/filmmaker Michael Schaap. See his latest works by visiting his site:http://www.macdocman.com/
In this 9 minute animated short film, Poor Johnny doesn't like "healthy" food. What could possibly persuade him to eat all his "veggies"? Use the following for Tweets : @infomaticfilms #gmoagogo NOTICE: You may use this film ONLY if it stays intact. No part of it may be...