Videos about Social Issues
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Watch What It Really Means to Hold Space for Someone
How to Be There for the People who Need you Most. Read the article here.
The U.S. Has an Incarceration Problem
When you shrink the United States' population down to 100 people this is what you get. The United States has over 2,000,000 prisoners. Who are they? What are they in for?
Why Being Lonely Is Crucial for Survival
We all know it sucks to be lonely, but is it actually essential for our survival? Here's more on why loneliness might be a good thing.
Wetiko - The Cannibalistic Disease Consuming Our Planet and Society
Wetiko is an Algonquin word for a cannibalistic spirit or thought-form driven by greed, excess and selfish consumption. It deludes it host into believing that consuming the...
The Future of Race in America: Michelle Alexander at Tedx
Michelle Alexander posits that mass incarceration perpetuates a racial caste system in the United States. After the Civil Rights Movement, a “wave of punitive” legislation...
4 Black Lives Matter Myths Debunked
Black Lives Matter is a powerful and influential movement for justice and empathy. Because the movement is challenging systems of racial oppression in the United States, there...
Turkey's Failed Military Coup, Explained
The attempted coup against Turkish President Erdoğan might have failed, but plenty of problems still await him.
Success at School Vs Success in Life
Many people who do brilliantly at school turn out not to do so well at life. Why?  "We want to do well at school for an obvious reason: because – as we’re often told – it’s...
Wasted/ Wanted
Every year, supermarkets in the UK throw away an estimated 40million tonnes of perfectly edible food, often for perplexing reasons. FareShare is a charity that diverts some of...
Why and How to Say Sorry
Apologising doesn't generally come easily - but it always tends to pay off beautifully.
Loved Ones, Episode 1: Disability and Police Terror
"Loved Ones" is a series of short documentaries that follow the work of Lisa Ganser, an artist and anti-police terror activist. This first episode is dedicated to people with...
The Leader of the Coming Revolution
Looking for someone to lead the coming revolution? Right now there are a lot of people looking for a revolutionary leader; they are looking for someone to step up and organize...
How to Remain Calm With People
Remaining calm around people who annoy us is one of the great life skills. It's also a teachable and learnable skill. Want help reaching your own state of calm? "One of the...
In Praise of Short-Term Love
So much in our culture emphasises long-term love; it may be time to hear a word or two in praise of the short-term approach.
Gabor Mate on the Myth of Normal
Physician Dr. Gabor Mate began his interview by addressing the 'myth of normal' that divides us into the normal and the abnormal with pathological traits. Dr. Mate mentions...
rEVILution: Rise of the Christofascists (2016)
The following documentary examines the roll Christianity plays in American right-wing politics and the radicalizing affect it has had. Republicans often say that a handful of...
If A Friend is Feeling Sad, Trying to 'Cheer Them Up' Might Not Be The Best Approach
When we're down or melancholy, the last thing we need is someone who will jolly us along.
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Brexit
Britain could soon vote to leave the European Union. John Oliver enlists a barbershop quartet to propose a smarter option. 
Gun Laws Around the World
American exceptionalism isn't always a good thing. When it comes to mass shootings, we're definitely exceptional - with the highest number of mass shootings of any country from...
How to Get Over Rejection
Rejection is always painful; it need not be a tragedy.
3 Factors That Determine Your Self-Esteem
To have sound levels of self-esteem is one of the gateways to happiness. But achieving this has very little to do with the progress of our careers.
Baby Found Dead in the Mediterranean Sea
They found this refugee baby floating out at sea, reminding many of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old whose body was found washed up on the beach.
People In France Are As Mad As Hell And They're Not Going To Take This Anymore
All over France people are rising up. A clip from the film Network is followed by footage of the protests, strikes and riots sweeping across France. Read more here. 
How Romanticism Ruined Love
The set of ideas we can call Romanticism is responsible for making our relationships extremely difficult. We shouldn’t give up on love; we should just recognise that it’s a...
This Is My Body: A Formal Introduction
This is my body is a spoken word piece by Agnes Torok, a commentary on people judging, grabbing and commenting on her body. She talks about the all the incredible things she...
This Satirical Trump Vs. Bernie Debate Is Both Hilarious and Highly Disturbing
Comedians James Adomian (Bernie Sanders) and Anthony Atamanuik (Donald Trump) bring two of the most controversial candidates in history, head-to-head, or rather bald-to-toupee...
Grayson Perry: All Man
Artist Grayson Perry explores contemporary masculinity, visiting ultra-male worlds to explore the changing lives and expectations of men in Britain today, and reflecting on his...
Look Beyond Borders
When talking about refugees, we use dehumanised language, which reduces human tragedy to numbers and statistics. But this suffering concerns real people, who - just like us ...
Performance Poet Stuns TV Audience With These Fierce Bars
Kate Tempest performs her poem 'Progress' on Austrailian TV show Q&A.
Noam Chomsky: Who Rules the World Now?
Cathy Newman's full interview with Philosopher Noam Chomsky. From Trump and Clinton, to climate change, Brexit and TPP, America's foremost intellectuals presents his views on...
Maya Angelou: "Be a Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud"
After hearing a 19th-century African-American song, Dr. Maya Angelou has never forgotten one important lyric: God put a rainbow in the clouds. Watch as Dr. Angelou shares how...
Open Up - Have the Difficult But Important Conversations With Loved Ones
“The biggest casualty of humanity is the lack of communication, it’s the thing that breaks most relationships. It just feels so much better to talk and get it out.” There is...
A Trump Presidency Would be as American as Bald Eagles, Indigenous Genocide and Apple Pie
Every bold advancement of progress in the United States is met by a racist backlash, says Steven Thrasher. So, he argues, it would make complete sense if Donald Trump became...
Pennies Make Pounds
With a house that was starting to wear down and energy bills that were going up, Dawn McInnes recognized she and her two sons were living on the edge of fuel poverty. Pennies...
Disgruntled Royalty
We are the disgruntled royalty, ungrateful, because we're ignorant of our grand status. If you like what I do, please consider supporting my channel through Patreon. The day...
Smile
Men of the world, women would like to thank you for your advice. Written and Directed by Jessie Weinberg
Street Life: Faces Uncovered (2016)
Our mission is to enlighten and educate the general population about the grassroots issues of poverty and homelessness in Chicago, the US and abroad, and tell the story from...
Why You Can't Afford a Home
We should all be able to afford a home in an area we want to live. But for many of us in the UK, with prices spiralling way beyond incomes, this isn’t a reality.  Instead...
Cold at Home
In a small Ukrainian village not far from Kiev, people across three generations - Katja, Stephan and Maria - are finding ways to cope with winter after the government increased...
Tim Wise: How Trump Uses Race to Divide & Conquer
Anti-racism activist Tim Wise contextualizes the Trump campaign as just the latest in a centuries-long strategy of rich whites duping poor whites into channeling anger toward...
What Does It Mean to Be Queer?
Is everyone transgender? Can straight people identify as queer? Shon Faye asks: If queerness is defined by a rejection of labels how should queers differentiate and support the...
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Border Wall
Donald Drumpf wants to build a wall on the U.S-Mexico border. Is his plan feasible? 
Donald Trump: A History of Violence
Please watch this video through to the end. Those who support Trump and the ignorant, violent hostility he intentionally fosters have no place calling themselves patriots. This...
Missme: The Artful Vandal
Former advertising industry art director takes to the streets, recliaming space and chalenging the way women are portrayed in the media.
Peace March
Peace March, "A Day of Peace and Solidarity," took place in New York City, on March 13 2016. It was a rally in Herold Square, which was followed by a march to the United Nations.
If the World Were 100 People Would We All Fight Harder for Equality?
If the population of the world was only 100 people, what would society look like? How many people would have shelter? Clean water? Education? Watch this video and find...
Code Oakland
This film is now available for purchase and screenings. To learn more, go to www.teached.org, and follow us on Facebook at TEACHEDFilms and Twitter @TEACHED (and...
Your Sex Drive Is Normal
If you feel weird because you're not turned on all that often, stop worrying. Read more about this research here.
Surviving One of the Deadliest Routes to Europe: Refugees at Sea
Desperate to escape conflict and poverty, thousands of migrants and refugees attempt the perilous journey to Europe each year, with many crossing the Mediterranean Sea from...
The Sea Between Us (2016)
Vignettes of some of the women, men and children journeying across the Aegean Sea, seeking refuge and lives of less precarity- and the reflections of those working in...