Videos about Human Rights
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I Am Not Your Negro (2017)
In his new film, director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished - a radical narration about race in America, using the writer's original words. He draws...
Thich Nhat Hanh: How We Can Learn to Love Our Enemies
This is a short excerpt from Peacemaking. I often think about this story when I think about the kind of activism I would like to bring into this world. I want to help build a...
The Charter For Compassion
The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated...
For the Last Time
Attending the Women's March in San Francisco was an incredibly inspiring experience, so I decided to make a film about the issues portrayed on the posters. Trump's presidency...
Tashi And The Monk (2014)
On a remote mountaintop of the Himalayas sits Jhamtse Gatsal (Tibetan for “The Garden of Love and Compassion”), a special school and home for 85 abandoned and neglected...
The Circle of Human Concern
In a new animated video, Haas Institute Director john a. powell asks, "Who belongs in the circle of human concern?" Through the framework of belonging, the video explains how...
Strategies of Hope: How Americans Can Fight Hate Under Trump
Rev. William Barber offers some words of hope.
Life Goes On: A Positive and Uplifting Response to Dark Times
Recent world events have a lot of people feeling fearful and angry. But there is much more good than bad in this world, and I choose to remain hopeful. This video explains why.
Edward Snowden Interview With Actvism - Part I - History of Intelligence Agencies
Edward Snowden Interview With actvism Munich- Part I - History of Intelligence Agencies On January 15th acTVism Munich organized its largest event yet that took place under...
Berets, Badges and BLM - Meet The Radical Monarchs
Berets, badges, Black Lives Matter and social justice: the youth group for activist girls of colour The Radical Monarchs is an alternative to the Scout movement for girls of...
Challenger - Voices From the Street
A group of street people in Austin, TX edit, write, and distribute their own newspaper as a way to help get them off the street. The Challenger Street Newspaper improves their...
Honey At The Top (2016)
Kenya: a forest people #fightback as they are illegally evicted, beaten & imprisoned - paid for by the World Bank. HONEY AT THE TOP is the new documentary from Dean Puckett (...
REFUGE - Human Stories From the Refugee Crisis
A small team of filmmakers set out for Greece, documenting human stories from the frontlines of the European Refugee Crisis, focused on humanity and hope. The world was...
Inside the Hotbeds of Israeli Settler Terror
Abby Martin goes on-the-ground to the epicenters of state-backed settler terrorism in Palestine’s West Bank, in Part II of her report on illegal Israeli settlements and home...
Palestinian Home Demolitions for Illegal Settlements Surging
The demolition of Palestinian homes for Israeli settlements reached a ten-year high in 2016. While this activity led by the fanatical settler movement is illegal under...
9 Days - From My Window in Aleppo
In August 2012, Syrian photographer Issa Touma awoke to the dawn of the rebel uprising in the city of Aleppo. He spent the next nine days holed up in his apartment, filming the...
Breaking Down Bail: Debunking Common Bail Myths
Did you know over 1/2 a million Americans are being held in jail with no conviction? Not enough people know this – or that it’s all because of our money bail system. That’s why...
People Around the World Raise the Morning Star Flag for West Papua
December 1st marks West Papua’s original independence day, when the Morning Star flag was first raised in 1961 before the country was invaded by Indonesia. The flag is...
They Screened This Documentary to 80 Villages
What does it mean to stand behind girls education in some of the toughest and most backward communities in India? See how non formally educated Barefoot R&D technology...
Mary Lyons Describes 'The We'
Beautiful. Listen to this. 
Ode to Lesvos
An inspiring story of a few remarkable heroes on the Island of Lesvos who helped almost half a million refugees in 2015 has been documented in a new short film called Ode to...
The Journey From Syria (2016)
Reporter Matthew Cassel spent a year documenting the journey of Syrian jeweler Aboud Shalhoub as he travels from Turkey to Greece, and through Eastern Europe to the Netherlands...
Olympian John Carlos on the Power of Protest
1968 Olympic athlete John Carlos protested racial inequality by raising his fist in a Black Power salute on the medal stand. He has some advice for athletes like Colin...
Africa's Last Colony
Can you name Africa’s last colony? Western Sahara has been occupied by neighboring Morocco for over 40 years, yet most people have never heard of the conflict. NO country in...
Incredible Angela Davis Lecture Ties Together Liberation Struggles Past and Present
In commemoration of the 39th anniversary of the murder in detention of Stephen Biko, the 17th annual Steve Biko lecture is delivered by Professor Angela Davis author, activist...
Caleb Stephens: This Is How Solidarity Lives
Powerful! Caleb Stephens speaking before the Sisters With A Purpose march for justice in Lawrence, KS - 7.22.16. This is how solidarity lives.
Siapa Lagi Kalau Bukan Kita (If Not Us Then Who) 2016
Cultural diversity gives us strength and resilience! Indonesia has 726 languages making it the second most diverse in the world. Based on Dadang Pohon Tua's song, "Siapa Lagi...
"Injustice Anywhere" (2016)
Filmmaker Aziza Binti describes the documentary as such: "Social justice is not just "their" problem; it's everyone's concern. We reference the quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin...
The Struggle Against Compassionate Bigotry
Ever heard the term "compassionate bigotry"? Learn what it is in this powerful talk, featuring Tai Amri Spann-Wilson and Caleb Stephens at the Unitarian Universalist...
Was America Ever Great?
There's an old cliche that says "history is written by the victor." Unfortunately, that's probably true. Well here's some American History 101 from a less biased perspective.
This is One of the Most Powerful Music Videos Ever Made
Official video for Ahmed by Lowkey ft. Mai Khalil contains devastating truths about war, migration and the underlying systemic issues that surround them.
The U.S. Has an Incarceration Problem
When you shrink the United States' population down to 100 people this is what you get. The United States has over 2,000,000 prisoners. Who are they? What are they in for?
The Future of Race in America: Michelle Alexander at Tedx
Michelle Alexander posits that mass incarceration perpetuates a racial caste system in the United States. After the Civil Rights Movement, a “wave of punitive” legislation...
4 Black Lives Matter Myths Debunked
Black Lives Matter is a powerful and influential movement for justice and empathy. Because the movement is challenging systems of racial oppression in the United States, there...
Putting Out the UnWelcome Mat: Democracy Handbook with Bassem Youssef Ep. 1
Bassem Youssef think's he's found a quick fix for our nation's immigration problem: Stop making yourself look so enticing to the rest of the world, and take a cue from Flint...
The US Attack That Destroyed an MSF Hospital Killing 14 Medics
It was the instant in which an American AC-130 gunship pumped the first of 211 artillery shells into the MSF-run hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last October 3. Horrifically...
Inside The Surveillance State With Edward Snowden
When NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked details of massive government surveillance programs in 2013, he ignited a raging debate over digital privacy and security. That...
Baby Found Dead in the Mediterranean Sea
They found this refugee baby floating out at sea, reminding many of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old whose body was found washed up on the beach.
Used and Betrayed - 100 Years of US Troops as Lab Rats
On Memorial Day, politicians will speak at ceremonies all over the country and repeat their favorite mantra: “Support the troops.” This pledge is hammered into the American...
Look Beyond Borders
When talking about refugees, we use dehumanised language, which reduces human tragedy to numbers and statistics. But this suffering concerns real people, who - just like us ...
Shocking Second-a-Day Videos Bring Home the Reality of War and its Effect on Children
A young girl's life gets turned upside-down in these tragic second-a-day videos. This is what war does to children. Be sure to watch Part 2, which picks up the story a year...
Days of Revolt: Coping With Reality
In this episode of Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges interviews climate change activist Tim DeChristopher about the deadly failure of industrial world to confront the effects of...
These Are The Voices From Syria We Should Be Listening To
For 5 years the media has silenced the people of Syria, and given their voice to politicians from all sides. Time for that to end!
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...
Globalising Aotearoa: A Short Film about Activist Opposition to the TPP in New Zealand
A short film discussing the nature of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and its impact on Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the treaty representing the bicultural relationship in...
In Whose Interest? The Corporate Influence Behind US Foreign Policy (2016)
America claims to promote freedom and democracy abroad but does history really support this rhetoric? US involvement in places like Vietnam or Guatemala indicate that the main...
The Fierce Urgency of NOW
This is a lesson in how change happens in America as told by our own recent history. It is a tale told with segregation era photos set over the "I Have A Dream" speech given by...
Surviving One of the Deadliest Routes to Europe: Refugees at Sea
Desperate to escape conflict and poverty, thousands of migrants and refugees attempt the perilous journey to Europe each year, with many crossing the Mediterranean Sea from...
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...
Seafood Slaves -  The Hidden Cost of Cheap Seafood
In 2015, evidence of slavery on a massive scale surfaced in the remote islands of eastern Indonesia.  Illegal fishing in Indonesian territorial waters had risen to an extreme...