Documentaries about Media Literacy
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Escape! From the Cult of Materialism (2016)
Does the philosophy of materialism work to destroy our identities, experience, and environment? Join narrator Daphne Ellis on a radical romp through the evidence and decide for...
HyperNormalisation (2016)
We live in a time of great uncertainty and confusion. Events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control. Donald Trump, Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless...
A Very Heavy Agenda Part 2: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New Neocons (2016)
"Completely mind-blowing documentary about neocon ideologues and their bipartisan destructive influence" - Max Blumenthal [Author of Goliath & The 51 Day War] Part 2 Synopsis...
Merchants Of Doubt (2014)
Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring...
The Fourth Estate (2015)
Following a 9 month long international screening run, the independent UK documentary The Fourth Estate is now online for all to view, download, and share for free. During 2015...
Bitter Lake (2015)
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 big stories and politicians react...
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...
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...
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...
Charlie Brooker's Newswipe - Series 1 (2009)
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...
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image Of Women (2010)
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...
Shadows Of Liberty: The Truth Behind The News Media (2012)
Shadows of Liberty presents the phenomenal true story of today's disintegrating freedoms within the U.S. media, and government, that they don't want you to see. The film takes...
Project Censored: Is The Press Really Free? (1998)
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...
The Killing Screens: Media & the Culture of Violence (1997)
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...
Running on Empty: The Brain Drain in Local TV News (2011)
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...
Chasing Ice (2012)
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...
9/11: The Sensible Doubt (2011)
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...
"Wrong, Blasphemous and Sinful" - 10 Years of 9/11 Media Coverage (2011)
"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...
Hy.poth.e.sis (2010)
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...
Everything Is A Remix
Remixing is a folk art but the techniques are the same ones used at any level of creation: copy, transform, and combine. You could even say that everything is a remix. To...
Programming the Nation? The History of Subliminal Messaging and Propaganda in America (2011)
PROGRAMMING THE NATION  takes an encompassing look at the history of subliminal messaging in America. According to many authorities, since the late 1950s subliminal content has...
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes (2006)
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture.  Director Byron Hurt, former star college quarterback...
Tim Robbins' Anti-War Satire: Embedded Live!
Written and directed by Tim Robbins, Embedded is a ripped-from-the-headlines satire about the madness surrounding brave men and women on the front lines of a Middle East...
Miss Representation (2011)
Miss Representation explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and...
PBS FRONTLINE:  Climate of Doubt (2012)
IF YOU'RE EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH THE VIDEO ABOVE, YOU CAN WATCH THE FILM AT THE OFFICIAL PBS FRONTLINE WEBSITE. If you think Mitt Romney’s recent threats against PBS were...
Monumental Myths (2009)
Monumental Myths unveils the perpetuated myths told at several American monuments and historic sites. Carved in rock or cast in bronze, America’s monuments are intended—by...
The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman
This film was created by New York City public school teachers and parents in response to Davis Guggenheim’s highly misleading film. Waiting for "Superman would have...
Breaking The Silence - Truth And Lies In The War On Terror (2003)
"BREAKING THE SILENCE is a film with enormous emotional power, bringing us the human consequences of our military attacks on Middle East countries. It also provides us with...
ShareCraft | Gamers Saving The Real World
Short documentary film commenting on the success and ramifications of Sharecraft 2012 which was started by the crew of AtheneLive.com. In this video we look at the reasons...
PROPAGANDA (2012)
Since it mysteriously appeared on YouTube on July 18, 2012, ‘Propaganda’ has been described as ‘1984 meets The Blair Witch Project’, ‘A mouthful of scary porridge’, and ‘Even...
THE SKY IS PINK (2012)
18 minutes could save New York. PINK LINKS: Selected Compiled Research The Sky Is Pink- Annotated industry documents featured in the film...
Culture of Fear (2009)
This documentary details the epidemic of fear in our society, ranging from child predators to terrorism. It features interviews with Dr. Noam Chomsky, David Kucinish, and many...
John Pilger: Real Journalism
What is real journalism? John Pilger reviews his 50 year career John Pilger says journalism is meant to be about truth. In this video he reviews his career over more than 50...
The Fuck-it Point (2012)
A film about the dark side of civilization, why we should bring it down and why most civilized people don't. [THE FUCK-IT POINT]'When you have had enough. When you decide to...
The War on Kids (2009)
THE WAR ON KIDS is a 95 minute documentary that shows how American public schools continue to become more dangerously authoritarian. In addition to failing in their mission to...
The Myth of the Liberal Media: The Propaganda Model of News (1997)
Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky demolish one of the central tenets of our political culture, the idea of the "liberal media." Instead, utilizing a systematic model based on...
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005)
Based on the book by Pepi Leistyna, Class Dismissed navigates the steady stream of narrow working class representations from American television's beginnings to today's...
Control Room (2004)
A 2004, award winning documentary about news coverage of the Iraq War.  The film compares the bias of the Al Jazeera network with that of American news outles-- as well as the...
The Denial Machine (2006)
In the past few years, a hurricane has engulfed the debate about global warming. This scientific issue has become a rhetorical firestorm with science pitted against spin and...
Class Dismissed (2004)
Class Dismissed provides a critical look at how U.S. history is taught in high school, at the myths that reduce the complexity of history into simple soundbites, and the...
The War You Don't See (2010)
A powerful and timely investigation into the media’s role in war, tracing the history of embedded and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction...
Enemy Image (2005)
When Baghdad exploded under bombs, television chose to bring us fireworks. But does this distant and spectacular image tell us what is really happening on the ground, how it...
No Logo: Brands. Globalization. Resistance. (2003)
In the age of the brand, logos are everywhere. But why do some of the world’s best-known brands find themselves on the wrong end of the spray paint can — the targets of...
Starsuckers (2009)
Starsuckers is a documentary about our celebrity obsessed media. It uncovers the real reasons behind our addiction to fame and blows the lid off the corporations and...
South of The Border (2010)
There’s a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn’t know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and...
PsyWar: The Real Battlefield Is The Mind (2010)
This film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the "elitist theory of democracy" and the relationship between...
Hollywood and the Pentagon: A Dangerous Liaison (2003)
Somewhere in Texas, one of the most famous episodes of the Iraq war; the heroic rescue of U.S. Private Jessica Lynch was turned into a scene for a made-for-TV movie. The...
Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2007)
This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged from the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest...
Spin: Footage You Were Never Supposed to See (1995)
Artist Brian Springer spent a year scouring the airwaves with a satellite dish grabbing back channel news feeds not intended for public consumption. The result of his research...