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BEWARE OF IMAGES is a feature-length, animated documentary about the history of visual representation. The movie explores the intricate relationship between the technology, regulation and social effects of media. From cave paintings to video games...
It's March 2014 and following on from an extremely successful Winter Olympic Games, Russia decides to organise another fun sporting event: and the whole world's invited. Welcome to the Paramilitary Games in the Crimean Peninsula. Unfortunately, in spite...
In this update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take...
Take the pledge: http://therepresentationproject.org/pledge Join The Representation Project movement. Featuring: Jean Kilbourne Pedro Noguera Jackson Katz Rosario Dawson
The comical geniuses over at College Humor recently released a new short video that is capturing the attention of many across the internet due to its comedy, but even more so due to its factual backing. The 4 minute video takes us through the history of...
Meet Nick Hanauer. He’s a very wealthy man, his family owns a lot of things, and he’s invested in some big companies that started out small (ahem ... Amazon...). He’s got a few things to say about who the job creators really are in our country, and it goes...
AUGUST 7, 2013 - The Washington Post announced the paper had been sold to Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million. Bezos, one of the world’s wealthiest men, now controls one of the most powerful newspapers in the country. Some critics of the...
"The News". It's the most viral meme of reality on the planet: if it's not on "the News" it didn't happen - right? Welcome back to Season 2 of Juice Rap News, in which intrepid anchorman Robert Foster embarks on a new era of adversarial rap journalism by...
The mainstream corporate-owned media is now essentially a rotting corpse. Welcome to the funeral. 
I am here today to talk about a lie." That's how politics professor Caroline Heldman opened her Jan. 2013 TEDxYouth San Diego talk on the topic of sexual objectification. "I'd like to talk specifically about the lie, or the idea, that being a sex object is...
With all due respect to Lizzie Velasquez, the vast majority of TED and TEDx talks are complete bullshit, and it's high time someone called them out on it. Benjamin Bratton, Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, has...
Oldie but goodie, Dan and Dan's satirical song about the right-wing British newspaper The Daily Mail.
Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the darker corridors of the US media, where global conglomerates call the shots...
The one-hour 1998 documentary film, Project Censored: Is the Press Really Free, in its entirety. The film explores the mechanisms of news censorship in the mainstream media. It focuses on the work of Project Censored, an organization founded after the...
I'm Lina Esco and I'm a filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Last year I directed my first film, "FREE THE NIPPLE" based on true events about a topless group of women who bravely fought the censorship laws in New York. The film is almost done. Now we need...
The first part of this clip gets into the sexism and rape culture around advertising, but what really illustrates the point clearly is the last half. They use men instead of women in the same ads. The effect is dramatic, and in some cases, totally absurd.
Advertising has always aimed to teach us that happiness and fun is something you find and purchase at a store, but usually efforts are made to skirt around the reality of this fantasy facade. The stubborn reality that advertising will do anything to...
Still trust the mainstream media to bring you unbiased news? New research shows many so-called experts who appeared on television making the case for U.S. strikes on Syria had undisclosed ties to military contractors. A new report by the Public...
It's really unbelievable what happened to Stella Liebeck. You just have to watch to see how the media turned on this little old lady who lived in Albuquerque. Obviously a villain, right? And at 5:00, prepare to see what the coffee actually did to her...
The Killing Screens urges us to think about the effects of the media in new and complex ways. In contrast to the relatively simplistic behaviorist model that media violence causes real-world violence, Gerbner encourages us to think about the...
Journalism is losing experienced reporters at a record rate. This means less in-depth and investigative reporting that help keep you informed. This documentary introduces you to some seasoned reporters who were at the top of their game. They share...
Michael Mann, geosciences professor and author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, deconstructs the manner in which skeptics deny evidence that points to rapid climate change. "Each argument becomes untenable because the science is pretty clear,"...
When the filmmaker's parents moved to a place where her father had a long solo commute to work and started listening to Talk Radio to alleviate the boredom, her family saw him change from a non-political Democrat to a radicalized, angry Right-Wing...
This comes across as jokingly flippant but turns very dark and serious quite quickly. Definitely an interesting approach to spreading light on this disturbing epidemic. Warning: some violent content. - Adam Albright-Hanna
The map, as an innovation, is extremely important. Simply constructing a useful representation of our world onto a piece of paper (or clay or vellum or whatever) vastly increased the capabilities of humankind. But we continue to add and alter this...
Acclaimed photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year...
Guy Debord's classic 1967 text, remade into a contemporary context. Also includes Marshall McLuhan and John Berger. Made by Aska (check the credits at the end of the film for more) Sound by the amazing Pippin Kenworthy (check out his channel)...
John Stewart ripped CNN apart on Tuesday night's Daily Show for it's appalling coverage of the Washington Navy Yard Shooting - specifically for drawing speculative conclusions in the absence of concrete facts. Just mute the ad at the beginning. It is...
What happened on September 11, 2001? All over the world, people question the official story and explanation about the events that took place in the USA more than 10 years ago. In this Danish documentary you will meet architect Jan Utzon, MP Benny...
In a world where violence and deception are the news, fear and distrust divide us more and more each day. Yet friendships are sealed online with the click of a button. One man set out to reach beyond the screen, and to prove how social networks can be...
President Obama needs your help starting World War III! Find out how you can help!  
"Wrong, Blasphemous and Sinful" is the English version of the Belgian film "Epouvantails, autruches et perroquets." The film analyzes the way the media managed to skip or distort controversial subjects surrounding the 9/11 attacks. The original film in...
When our daughters or young women look at the screen they don't see a reflection of themselves
Did you know that a 3rd building fell on 9-11?  That bill board is today over Times Square.  It was placed there through donations to a campaign called Rethink 9/11. In fact, that group has placed posters and signs across the world, from Australia, to...
Coming this Fall of 2013 -- A Winner of the 2011 University of Toronto Film Festival, the film examines the academic community's treatment of critical perspectives on 9/11 by exploring the taboo that shields the American government's narrative from...
Watching this made me angry, but I'm glad I did. It showed me that the best way to change our culture is to change our media. So much of our culture's values and attitudes aren't genetic, but learned. And that means we can change our culture the same way...
Those pesky earthquakes that happen near fracking rigs? Just natural side effects, folks. Nothing to see here... Read about frackquakes at http://bit.ly/frackingquake
It was featured in "The West Wing," but map dishonesty is anything but fictional. Check out this clip to get an accurate look at the size of Africa. - Rollie Williams   An accurate look at Africa relative to some major countries:
There is no doubt that the media is in a slump. Whether it be the botched Asiana Airlines pilot report, or the Pew Research poll that reveals only 28% of Americans believe journalists contribute to society, reporters have not been doing their best work as...
In 2004, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart confronted the two hosts of CNN's Crossfire on their own show to criticize their brand of debate theater which Stewart claimed was promoting dishonest arguments.  Less than three months later CNN canceled the show...
In the spirit of a celebrity 'roast,' comedian Chad Fisher tackles the great Alex Jones. This is a segment taken from Peter Joseph's public access parody -- Culture in Decline #5 "Baby Go Boom!" In the full May 1st 2013 installment, the subject of...
In this installment of Peter Joseph's public access parody, the subject of Security and True Safety will be investigated. The evil terrorists are revealed to be at it again with a new airline scare; our Guy In A Tie reminds us of who is in control and a...
Al Jazeera's English Live Stream is always on, featuring their latest coverage. They broadcast to more than 220 million households in more than 100 countries. Much has been said about the quality of their coverage, including dismissive attitudes that...
In 2005, Steven went public with a controversial theory regarding the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11. His assertion that the collapse was likely the result of pre-positioned explosives rather than the hijacked planes resulted in a backlash...
Determined to break the grip that junk food news has on the American people, two California fathers uncover the Corporate media's true agenda.
Breast cancer affects the lives of millions of Americans every day, and the disease has become a hot-button issue for corporations seeking to support a cause. But where does all of the money raised in the name of breast cancer actually go?
We are all paying the price of carbon pollution. It's time to put a price on carbon and make the polluters stop the carbon destruction. Narrated by Reggie Watts. See how a Carbon Fee & Dividend law would work via this FAQ.
One of the most contentious of climate crocks is the role of water vapor in climate change. And climate deniers are always trying to fog the issue. But don't be scared, Crock of the Week is here, to help make sure you don't get sucked in.
The so called Medieval Warming Period is an article of faith among deniers. I’ve had deniers write to me to say that this is the single most convincing piece of “skeptic evidence”. But what does the “Supreme Court of Science” say?  Here’s a piece you...
Watch the film for free for a limited time thanks to Link TV here. Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the...
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