Short Films
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Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story
The planet doesn't need saving. We do. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is not your average 14 year old. Dubbed the ‘Anti-Bieber', he is mobilizing his army of teens in 25 countries to...
Systemic Racism: Is That Really a Thing?
This multi-part video series highlights the impact of systemic racism on our everyday lives. And yeah, it's really a thing. In each 1 minute video, a different example of...
How The Elite Stay In Power
In this video we break down in simple terms the only way "those in power" can stay in power. It's not as complex at it may seem. They need us more than we need them.
A Quick History Lesson about Race, Class, Prisons and You
MIT's Phil Thompson explains how the struggles against slavery and Jim Crow were not just about reaffirming human rights, but also about transforming the economy. "The sad...
Emory Douglas: The Art of The Black Panthers
Emory Douglas was the Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party. Through archival footage and conversations with Emory we share his story...
Ewan McGregor Finds an Eclair on a Beach, What Happens Next...
Desserts is a short film produced in 1998, staring Ewan McGregor, written and directed by Jeff Stark. 
Denali - Celebrating the Love of a Canine Companion
There's no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they've supported you through your darkest times. This is poigniant jouney, through good times and bad...
Garden of Weedin’
Triball here, with FrogTV. This week Diego and I discovered a new menace lurking in our garden. Looks like it could be right off the set of “Little Shop of Horrors.” Coming...
Satish Kumar on "What Is a Sacred Place?"
Satish Kumar brings a Hindu, Buddhist and Jain perspective to the definition of "sacred place." We found his explanation so compelling that we edited a three-minute piece...
The School of Life: Capitalism (2015)
Welcoming and insightful in both approach and tone, this compilation of short videos named Capitalism tackles various aspects of capitalistic ideals from a surprisingly human...
Economist Juliet Schor: We're In a Structural Crisis
Given the realities of the climate crisis, can we continue to try to grow our way out of economic inequality? 
Gazi to Gezi - A Stones Throw Away
Gazi to Gezi - a stone's throw away" explores the poetry of a nationwide revolt in Istanbul, Europe's largest city. An explosive mix of the city’s inhabitants come together to...
The Battle For Compassion (2015)
The Battle for Compassion is a film by Jonathan Leighton about what matters and how we can have greater impact in shaping a gentler future for our planet. The film draws on key...
The Walls of Bethlehem
The Walls of Bethlehem documents clashes between Palestinians in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem and invading Israeli soldiers after the Israeli army’s killing of 20-year-old...
Proof That Corruption Is Legal in America
According to a Princeton University study, public opinion has “near-zero” impact on U.S. law. One thing that does have an influence? Money. Nearly every issue we face as a...
A Social Cleansing - Gentrification and the Housing Crisis in London
We are in the middle of a growing housing crisis (the UK is in breach of its own United Nations human rights commitment to provide people with adequate homes) which is...
Supporting SOILS on International Permaculture Day with Geoff Lawton
Geoff Lawton talks International Permaculture Day at The Greening the Desert Sequel Site in the Jordan Valley (PRI Jordan). Join us worldwide on Sunday 3rd May for...
The OceanMaker (2015)
After the seas have disappeared, a courageous female pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds. The bulk of the...
How We Live: A Journey Towards a Just Transition
Modern production is based on extraction from the planet, and modern finance is based on extraction from the many for the benefit of the very few. What would a new economy look...
Dear Future Generations: Sorry
An Apology Letter to Future Generations. To DIRECTLY Fight the Destruction and Stand For Trees go to: https://standfortrees.org/en/   Editor's note: We're big fans of Prince...
Better, Not More
As we assess the current state of our world and consider together the elements that are essential to a ‘just transition’, and ultimately, a just economy, we are called to...
The Great Burning
Richard Heinberg explores why The Great Burning — the combustion of oil, coal, and natural gas — must come to an end during the next few decades. If the twentieth century was...
The Law of Diminishing Returns
Richard Heinberg explores how — in our economy, the environment, and energy production — we may well be hitting the point of diminishing returns. When previous societies have...
The System Is Failing. We All Know It. It's Time to Start Talking about What's Next
Growing inequality, political stalemate, and climate disruption prompt an important insight. When the old ways no longer produce the outcomes we are looking for, something...
We Love Being Lakota
"We Love Being Lakota" is the first in a series of videos and texts from our documentary project "The Native and the Refugee", connecting the struggles taking place on Indian...
Pesticide Lake - The Poisoning of the Workers of Apopka, Florida
Every day, farmworkers across the county are exposed to a toxic brew of chemicals. One of the communities that has been impacted is Lake Apopka, Florida. This video tells their...
The Dublin Pitfall (2015)
Gohderz, Yasmin, Mohamed, Salah and Jenny fled to Europe for their lives from the civil war in Syria. They fled war only to live in harsher conditions in Europe. After a couple...
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
Cursed by Coal: Mining the Navajo Nation
There's a resource curse on the Navajo Nation. The 27,000-square-mile reservation straddling parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah has an extremely high abundance of many...
This Is How Globalized Capitalism Operates Today
The history of wage struggle in Cambodia is a case study for the history of global capitalism as a whole. Here's how it works: Multi-national corporations exploit workers in...
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...
This Is What Energy Democracy Looks Like
Profit-driven approaches to our energy supply are not working. Emissions continue to rise and our climate is rapidly changing. How can we move toward “energy democracy,”...
The Lie We Live
Spencer Cathcart raises all the right questions, exposes collective lies and stories we tell ourselves all the while retaining a sense of hope for humanity. This video will...
Why Do Nice Guys Finish Last?
Why Do Nice Guys Finish Last? is a short documentary film that engages young audiences in discovering the cultural norms and stereotypes that define masculinity, and invites...
To Prison For Poverty (2014)
Private probation companies charge excessive fees to low income people who can't pay small fines like traffic tickets. If they can't pay, they go to jail. Many people think...
What Does It Take to Start a Worker Co-Op? A Practical Video Guide to Democratizing Our Economy
A new film asks whether practicing workplace democracy would be easier if our media gave us as many visions of collaboration as they do of competition? As Sarah van Gelder...
Life at a Walmart Sweatshop
In China, factory workers live in dorms owned by Walmart - workers pay rent and utilities.  If they move out of the dorms to live in a place not connected to Walmart, they...
Do You Worry that Screen-Based Electronics Are Rewiring Your Brain?
Perhaps you should; because they certainly are. But will the changes mean generations plagued with attention disorders and poor social skills or will it boost...
Karl Marx on Alienation
Karl Marx believed that work, at its best, is what makes us human. It allows us to live, be creative and flourish. But under capitalism he saw workers alienated from each other...
The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible - Charles Eisenstein
"There is a vast territory between what we're trying to leave behind, and where we want to go - and we don't have any maps for that territory." - Charles Eisenstein Filmed in...
Holistic Eco-Nomics
A short film about the interconnected issues of money, growth, poverty and climate change.
Like to Blame Others When Bad Things Happen? Here's What You're Missing Out On
You are probably a bit of a blamer - most of us are. But why should we give it up? In this witty RSA Short, inspirational thinker Brené Brown considers why we blame others, how...
Yaigojé Apaporis - Traditional Knowledge at the Heart of Protecting the Colombian Amazon
Yaigojé Apaporis is the local name for a one million hectare stretch of Amazon forest, and the traditional territory of the Makuna, Tanimuka, Tuyuca, Cabiyari and Letuama who...
How the Rich Keep Us Poor
Ever wondered how they do it? Guinea, and many other African countries, will never rise out of poverty if this continues to happen... Please watch the video and then sign the...
Why Is The Environment Not a Priority in Politics Today?
We love trees, we just don't really care about what happens to them ... The dangers of a weakening environment are evident, but environmentalism isn't a priority. Why? We have...
Drone Wars: The Gamers Recruited to Kill
An extract from the 2014 documentary film “Drone” published by The Guardian shows military recruiters scanning video game fairs for the next generation of drone operators for...
Greece: The End of Austerity? (2015)
Syriza had 22 days to make history. This is how they did it. We followed Syriza's activists, candidates and leadership from the waterfront, to remote mountain villages, to the...
Violent Police Repression in Canada: Your Rights Under Attack (2014)
VIDEO BILINGUE / A discussion of the systemic problem of police abuse of power threatening both freedom of expression and of the press based on the events of April 3 2014 in...
To Change Everything, Start Everywhere
To Change Everything, Start Everywhere! The case for complete self-determination—a guide for the furious, the curious, and the pure of heart. To Change Everything: An...
A Sustainable Death
What do you want to happen to your body after you die? Our current funeral practices are far from sustainable. Even a "green" funeral fails to account for the existing toxins...