Documentaries about Human Rights
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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...
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 (...
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...
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...
"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...
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...
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...
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 Great Everything & the Nothing (2016)
'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 Great Everything &...
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...
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...
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...
Inside the Saudi Kingdom: Butchery, Slavery & History of Revolt
Meet the new head of the United Nations panel on Human Rights: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Abby Martin takes us inside the brutal reality of this police-state monarchy, and...
The True Cost (2015)
This is a story about clothing. It's about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been...
Cultures of Resistance (2010)
Does each gesture really make a difference? Can music and dance be weapons of peace? In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better...
Here and Now (2015)
Here and Now weaves together social justice, land conservation, human history, and scientific knowledge into a cohesive and moving story about what’s possible by working...
Refugees Unwelcome: The Fight Over Germany's Surge In Refugees
As refugees and asylum seekers continue to pour into Germany, supporters face off against a surging tide of anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim protesters. 
Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man (2006)
As Africa looks desperately for leaders of integrity and vision, the life and ideals of the late Thomas Sankara seem more and more relevant and exemplary with the passage of...
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993)
A feature-length, multi-award winning documentary by Alanis Obomsawin set in the thick of the armed confrontation between Mohawks and Canadian government forces during the 1990...
White Like Me (2013)
White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In...
Europe Or Die (2015)
Since 2000, more than 27,000 migrants and refugees have died attempting the perilous journey to Europe. With an unprecedented number of people breaking through its heavily...
Defenders of the Spirit Forest (2014)
Defenders of the Spirit Forest is a film set in the rainforests of Cambodia. The Cardamom mountains are a remaining jewel of biodiversity in a country where forests are...
Cointelpro 101 (2010)
COINTELPRO may not be a well-understood acronym but its meaning and continuing impact are absolutely central to understanding the government’s wars and repression against...
Legalize Democracy (2014)
Legalize Democracy is a documentary film by Dennis Trainor, Jr. about a movement to amend the U.S. Constitution so that Corporations are not considered people, and money is not...
Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices (2005)
Watch the full film FREE!  Brave New Films exposes Wal-Mart's unscrupulous business practices through interviews with former employees, small business owners, and footage of...
Transitions For Society: Job Guarantee and Basic Income (2014)
This film presents a huge social problem called technological unemployment. Whilst doing so, the film also presents two potential solutions to this major social issue. The...
A Hidden America: Children of the Plains, Lakota, Pine Ridge (2011)
This poignant full doc. with Diane Sawyer takes an in-depth look at the young Lakota dreamers and survivors of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota fighting...
Our Generation (2010)
Our Generation is an independent documentary film, made over 3 years, that looks at the current state of Indigenous relations in Australia, home to the oldest living culture in...
The Pursuit of Liberty, and Life.
We can no longer play the blame game on the Government, Big Corporations, Banksters, Geppetto, the economy, God, Religion, Luck or Fate. It is you who must assume...
The Road to Home (trailer) - documentary about West Papua independence leader Benny Wenda
Documentary about Benny Wenda, the Nobel Peace Prize nominated West Papuan independence leader, in his ongoing struggle to free his people from Indonesian colonial rule.
PBS FRONTLINE:  United States of Secrets (2014)
How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans? In United States of Secrets, FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to reveal the dramatic inside story of the U.S...
Documentary: Aperture: The Prey: Silence in the Name of God
For the millions of Catholic devotees around the world, the church is a place of peace, sanctity and serenity for worshiping God. But for some children of the parish, behind...
PBS FRONTLINE: Prison State (2014)
With extraordinary access, FRONTLINE takes you to the epicenter of the raging debate about prison reform. "Prison State" follows the lives of four individuals in Kentucky's...
5 Broken Cameras (2011)
An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank...
Ndima: Mapping our Future - A Story of the Congo Basin People's Fight to Save the Rainforest (2013)
Accessing and using the forests upon which they depend for survival is one of the main challenges faced by local communities in the Congo Basin rainforests, especially for...
The Whole World Is Watching (2014)
A 30 minute documentary focused on the challenges citizen journalists face and our rights with cameras in public. Digital cameras & social media sharing are possibly the most...
Penn & Teller Bullshit! - Circumcision
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...
Dirty Wars (2013)
It's the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. We have fundamentally changed the rules of the game and the rules of engagement...
Glenn Greenwald: Snowden's Journalist of Choice (2014)
In June of 2013, Glenn Greenwald was the first to report on the classified national security agency documents leaked by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, through a...
Excerpts from The Black Power MixTape: 1967-1975
Swedish journalists came to the United States to document the anti-war and Black Power movements of the late 60s and early 70s. The Black Power Mixtape combines music, original...
Poisoning Paradise: Ecocide New Zealand (2009)
This New Zealand film has won 4 international environmental awards - but here in NZ, TV channels refuse to play it. Why? Because if they did, there would be outrage and riots...
Ctrl! Halt! Del? (2013)
A case study of the proposed ban on violent pornography in Iceland. Submitted as minor thesis for the MSc Equality Studies in the School of Social Justice, UCD. The thesis...
Into the Fire: The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece (2013)
Into the Fire is being crowd-released: All over the internet people are embedding Into the Fire on their website or blog. With everyone who participates the audience and...
Whitewashed: Unmasking the World of Whiteness (2013)
"Whitewashed" is a documentary film that explores racism and what it means to be white in the United States. Using amateur footage collected over the course of several years...
Mom, Why Did You Circumcise Me?
This documentary was made by journalist/filmmaker Michael Schaap. See his latest works by visiting his site:http://www.macdocman.com/
The Invisible War (2012)
The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The...
Homeless Bound L.A. Skidrow (2013)
A cinema verite film by Michael C. Clark about homelessness on Skid Row in Los Angeles, interlaced with interviews of the homeless inhabitants. Shot in Spring of...
475 (2013)
Amina Filali is a 16-year old Moroccan girl who committed suicide after being forced to marry her alleged rapist (in accordance with the article 475 of the Moroccan penal...