Videos about Media Literacy
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What Banks Don't Want You to Know about the Greek crisis
Is the crisis in Greece solely due to government overspending and irresponsibility? Are the Greek bailouts intended to help the Greek people recover from their "self-inflicted"...
Bernie Sanders Explains Why Elites Don't Want You To Vote
In an excerpt from the 2006 documentary "American Blackout" Senator Bernie Sanders Explains Why Elites Don't Want You To Vote.
Expressions of an Angry Muslim
Spoken word challenges prejudices, double-standards and lazy assumptions.
Noam Chomsky: It’s Painful to See the Fate of the Human Species, but We Must in Order to Change It
In an interview conducted earlier this year, Noam Chomsky admitted it’s much easier to ignore the major issues of the day and pretend information is inaccessible than it is to...
Was The Soviet Union Really a Socialist Country? Noam Chomsky Dispels This Propaganda In 1 Minute
Both America and Stalin's Soviet Union has called his regime a socialist system, but for different reasons. America called Stalin's dictatorship a socialist system because it...
Israeli Government Cartoon Tries to Ridicule Journalists About Gaza
The Israeli Foreign Ministry released a cartoon recently about Gaza. But it's not funny ha-ha. Instead, it ridicules journalists. Check it out. 
Comedy Sketch Shows Deep-Seated Sexism in Advertising
This is a clip from the BBC comedy series 'That Mitchell and Webb look' satirises sexism in advertising.
The Fourth Estate
The Fourth Estate is a feature documentary about the media business; the history, the practices, and the people who run it. Examining the people and practices of the media...
Yellow Fever
Yellow Fever is a mixed-media documentary animation by Kenyan filmmaker Ng’endo Mukii. The short film, which served as Mukii’s thesis project at London’s Royal College of Art
Everyday Racism: What Should We Do?
Racism is a business. Its marketing is so successful that even Akala looks sideways at a young black man holding a lot of cash. These racial assumptions lead to 'everyday'...
Disregarding Gaza - Why is Gaza Not an Issue in the Israeli Elections?
A short documentary that examines the absence of Gaza and the Palestinians from the Israeli mainstream media and 2015 elections. Shot during operation Protective Edge by Tamar...
‎#OscarsSoWhite‬ Isn't Just a Hashtag. It's a Real Problem.
‎This short video explains why it should bother everyone that the Oscars are so white.
Marine Corps Veteran Opens Eyes, Hearts, and Minds of "American Sniper" Movie-goers
How does modern propaganda work? How effective is it?  Marine Corps Veteran, Adam Kokesh interviews audience members exiting the theater after watching the new film "American...
Bitter Lake (2015)
Extraordinary new documentary by Adam Curtis. Politicians used to have the confidence to tell us stories that made sense of the chaos of world events. But now there are no...
Ethnic Notions (1987)
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...
Chris Hayes Spoofs White Power Structure, Has No Clue How To Stop Culture Of White On White Violence
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...
FRAMED
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...
Slam Poetry Trio Gives Powerful Performance on National TV about the Failures of Modern Education
"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...
Nonlinear Warfare - A New System of Political Control (2014)
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...
Just Stop Talking About Race!!
Does talking about racism perpetuate racism? This video was inspired by: NBA Owner Donald Sterling tells his girlfriend, "stop bringing black people to my...
How Does The Biggest Newspaper In The UK Represent Men and Women? It's Worse Than You Might Think
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...
Deepa Kumar On The Islamophobia Of "Homeland"
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...
The Top Censored Stories of 2014 | Interview with Mickey Huff
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...
Rap News 29: The G20 Comes To Australia
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...
Russell Brand On Media Manipulation: Bias, Distraction And Corporate Control
How do politicians, big business and mainstream media conspire and distract in order to support each other? Russell Brand The Trews (E176).
The Revolution Will Be Televised - Series 3
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...
#SaveTheInternet: Web Giants Rally against FCC proposal
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...
"Fuhck the Bahnks" by the Bondi Hipsters
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.
Russell Brand: Who's More Dangerous, Me Or Fox News?
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.
Rap News 27: MSMBS World News Headlies
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...
Mumia Abu Jamal: The Real "Outside Agitators"
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...
The Problem With Living Your Life on Facebook
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...
How TV Ruined Your Life (2011)
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...
The Lottery of Birth (2013)
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...
If Women's Roles In Ads Were Played By Men
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?
'Like a Girl': What Does that Mean to You?
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...
Terms and Conditions May Apply (trailer)
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...
This Woman Gets No Applause...Why? They Are Too Creeped Out...
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...
George Carlin on Conspiracies
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...
No Internet Week
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...
Watch John Oliver Take the Hot Air Out of Climate Change Coverage
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...
Look Up: A Video With One Powerful Message For Us All
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...
Bill Moyers:  Interview with Noam Chomsky (1988)
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...
Buying the War: How Big Media Failed Us (2007)
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...
Media Bias and How to Beat It
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.
Let's Save Africa! How Aid Group Stereotypes are Taking Away People's Dignity and Agency
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...
The Colour of Beauty
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...
Beware Of Images (kickstarter campaign) (trailer)
BEWARE OF IMAGES is a feature-length, animated documentary about the history of visual representation. The movie explores the intricate relationship between the technology...
Rap News 23: Crimea: Media War Games - feat. Abby Martin
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...
Charlie Brooker's Newswipe - Series 2 (2010)
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...