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Ethnic Notions is Marlon Riggs' Emmy-winning documentary that takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing for the first time the deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice. Through these images we can begin to understand the...
Riffing off an article by Gawker columnist Cord Jefferson yesterday, Jefferson and MSNBC host Chris Hayes satirized the right's concern with "black on black violence," rolling footage of a recent "surf riot" from Huntington Beach and asking when "the white community would...
What's behind the West's fascination with "saving" Africa? FRAMED investigates the images and myths that cast a continent as a victim. What attracts Western activists to “save” Africa when we have our own crises at home? In American media and pop culture, Africans remain...
"The greatest lessons are the ones you don't remember learning."  Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen, members of the Get Lit organization perform "Somewhere in America" on the The Queen Latifah Show.   
A short film by Adam Curtis screened during Charlie Brooker's review of 2014 on the BBC; shows the how deliberate undermining of peoples perception of the world, by manipulating the media and civil society, creates confusion and contradiction, undermining any opposition to...
Does talking about racism perpetuate racism? This video was inspired by: NBA Owner Donald Sterling tells his girlfriend, "stop bringing black people to my games" http://deadspin.com/donald-sterling-s... "Leave Donald Sterling Alone" video by...
What happens if you collect The Sun for 6 months, cut out every picture of every man and every woman, find a wall and start sticking? Produced for the No More Page 3 campaign. Sign the petition here. Directed by Kate Hardie Camera/editing by Andy Lowe Special thanks to...
On Real News: Reality Asserts Itself, Dr. Kumar tells Paul Jay that Muslim characters on Homeland are either terrorists, sympathizers of terrorists, or "good Muslims" which means pro-US.  Deepa Kumar is an Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at...
Abby Martin interviews, Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored, about some of the top 25 censored stories of 2014, covering everything from the lack of police brutality statistics to the impact of ocean acidification. 
The G20 Summit is happening and the leaders of the wealthiest nations on the planet are converging on Australia to come and learn directly at the feet of the master of fascist dystopian fuckwittery: Tony Abbott. Join the noble Australian Prime Minister as he lists his recent...
How do politicians, big business and mainstream media conspire and distract in order to support each other? Russell Brand The Trews (E176).
Satirical series filmed in the USA and UK. It features bite-sized comedy hits, from fictionalised characters to stunt-led sketches, which brings the corruption, greed and hypocrisy of politicians, avariciousmultinationals and tax-shy corporations who have been taking the...
American web companies took on the government Wednesday, displaying messages to millions of users warning about the dangers of the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed changes to net neutrality. The government agency is looking to approve a new plan that critics say...
We applied for a bank loan but they turned us down, so we wrote this song... This track goes out to the one percent... #sorrynotsorry Explicit lyrics heads up.
The Fox News Five are still angry with Ol' Russ. But who wants us to live in fear and hate - me or Fox News? You decide.
A Rap News summary of the past months' remarkable series of events. From Gaza to Syria, ISIS to Ukraine, Sinkholes to Ebola, Ferguson to Robin Williams, the world has been experiencing a seemingly endless series of events befitting of a Ronald Emmerich movie. How do we manage...
Political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal sets the record straight on the media and Ferguson police claiming "outside agitators" were causing trouble in the streets in response to the murder of 18 year old Mike Brown who was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police.
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...
Comedy series in which Charlie Brooker uses a mix of sketches and jaw-dropping archive footage to explore the gulf between real life and television. Ever wondered why life doesn't measure up to those youthful lofty expectations? From love and money to fear and progress...
Do you shape the world or does it shape you? Drawing on leading thinkers from around the world, and with a torrent of mind-expanding ideas and information, THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH will make you think again about what it means to be free.
Watch this. Then imagine what it would be like if most of the images you saw of men in every form of media were like this too. It would be a little weird, right?
A new Always advert seeks to change what it means to be 'like a girl' by showing kids and adults reacting differently to the phrase. Women: if someone asked you to ‘run like a girl’, what would you do? Might you start running with dainty little steps? Or would you run the...
Admit it: you don’t really read the endless terms and conditions connected to every website you visit, phone call you make or app you download. But every day, billion-dollar corporations are learning more about your interests, your friends and family, your finances, and your...
Think you aren't being fooled by advertising tricks? Take a look at this so-called expert revealing food marketing's secret weapon. No amount of marketing makes factory farming acceptable. You can stop the spin at http://www.ciwf.org.uk/truth
We've been saying this for years. There's no need for formal conspiracies when all of these economic and political elites share the same ideology, which they learned from their environment growing up in similar positions of privilege within the dominant culture. So glad to...
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...
So-called "balanced" climate change coverage usually means a skeptic is put up against a climate expert. Watch HBO funny man John Oliver explain why this set up is so absurd (warning: he likes to swear).
Everyone should watch this at least once. This short video by Gary Turk is a reminder of the effects of social media on our society. By connecting online, we are disconnecting offline. What are we missing from life as a result? What critical moments do we miss that we didn't...
Noam Chomsky believes that propaganda is to democracy what violence is to a dictatorship. But he hasn’t lost faith in the power of common people to speak up for the truth. He is known around the world for his revolutionary work on the structure of language, studies he has...
In 2003, the United States pre-emptively attacked Iraq in a war that would last for eight years claiming an estimated 189,000 lives, costing over $2 trillion and causing untold economic and emotional devastation for the Iraqi people. In this 2007 documentary that originally...
Media Bias is a serious problem, though probably not in the way you've been told. There is also an easy way to beat it.
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...
Renee Thompson is trying to make it as a top fashion model in New York. She’s got the looks, the walk and the drive. But she’s a black model in a world where white women represent the standard of beauty. Agencies rarely hire black models. And when they do, they want them to...
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, BEWARE OF IMAGES will...
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 of Russia's best...
Following the success of Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, BBC Four has commissioned Zeppotron to produce a brand new series - Charlie Brooker's News Wipe. The aim of Charlie Brooker's News Wipe is to expose the inner workings of news media, just as Screen Wipe does to TV in...
Following the success of Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, BBC Four has commissioned Zeppotron to produce a brand new series - Charlie Brooker's Newswipe. The aim of Charlie Brooker's Newswipe is to expose the inner workings of news media, just as Screenwipe does to TV in...
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 advertising seriously, and...
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 the engagement ring, a...
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 totally against the...
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 sale have cited...
"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 casting a critical...
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 empowering."
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 a huge problem with...
Oldie but goodie, Dan and Dan's satirical song about the right-wing British newspaper The Daily Mail.
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 Watergate scandal by...
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 your help to push it...
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.