Videos about Social Issues
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The London Anarchist Group Squatting Mansions to Fight Homelessness
London squatting activists ANAL (Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians) are squatting empty multi-million pound buildings and opening them up to the homeless.
I Am Not Your Negro (2017)
In his new film, director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished - a radical narration about race in America, using the writer's original words. He draws...
Thich Nhat Hanh: How We Can Learn to Love Our Enemies
This is a short excerpt from Peacemaking. I often think about this story when I think about the kind of activism I would like to bring into this world. I want to help build a...
Redneck Revolt's Response to the Alt-Right
Last week, a video statement made by self-proclaimed members of the "Alt-Right" was shared by Milo Yiannopoulos and has since spread across the Internet. Their statement was...
Dr. MLK Jr. Legacy Symposium: "Moving Toward Collective Liberation"
Honoring the life, legacy and enduring dream of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This interactive panel will explore the continued struggle for collective liberation and...
Tashi And The Monk (2014)
On a remote mountaintop of the Himalayas sits Jhamtse Gatsal (Tibetan for “The Garden of Love and Compassion”), a special school and home for 85 abandoned and neglected...
Life Goes On: A Positive and Uplifting Response to Dark Times
Recent world events have a lot of people feeling fearful and angry. But there is much more good than bad in this world, and I choose to remain hopeful. This video explains why.
Berets, Badges and BLM - Meet The Radical Monarchs
Berets, badges, Black Lives Matter and social justice: the youth group for activist girls of colour The Radical Monarchs is an alternative to the Scout movement for girls of...
Challenger - Voices From the Street
A group of street people in Austin, TX edit, write, and distribute their own newspaper as a way to help get them off the street. The Challenger Street Newspaper improves their...
Relatively Free - The Release of Barrett Brown
Journalist and activist Barrett Brown is released from prison after four years. On his drive across Texas to a halfway house, he discusses his extraordinary case and considers...
REFUGE - Human Stories From the Refugee Crisis
A small team of filmmakers set out for Greece, documenting human stories from the frontlines of the European Refugee Crisis, focused on humanity and hope. The world was...
Unravel - The Incredible Cross-Cultural Story of Clothes Recycling
When people in the West throw their clothes away, their cast-offs often go on a journey east, across the oceans, to India’s industrial interior. From the Kutch District of...
Could You Befriend An Enemy?
This is the incredible story of Daryl Davis. 
From Gangs to Gardens (2014)
Organic gardener and vegan chef DJ CAVEM is an award-winning international recording artist and activist who uses Hip-Hop culture to inspire young people to connect to the...
The Truth About the Alt-Right
Our comprehensive investigation into the Alt-Right movement, including its origins, its relation to the Trump campaign and broader implications for the future. Read more: What...
Rising Women Rising World - Using Feminine Principles to Transform The World
From the incredible team who made Today I Rise - one of the most watched and loved films on this site - comes a short film documenting a conference they ran called Rising Women...
Who I'm Voting For...
Prince Ea announces who he's voting for. It's probably not who you think.
These Incredible Stories Remind Us of Our Better Selves
#WhoWeAre is a campaign to share the stories of people whose actions show us compassion and to send a message of empathy, hope and optimism. These videos will automatically...
Gil Scott-Heron Deconstructs Colonialism and Black History in His Own Unique Style
His-Story: I was wondering about our yesterdays, and starting searching through the rubble and to say the very least, somebody went to a hell of a lot of trouble to make sure...
Are You Lost in the World Like Me?
Animated film by Steve Cutts for 'Are You Lost In The World Like Me?', taken from These Systems Are Failing- the debut album from Moby & The Void Pacific Choir. 
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...
Akala's Radical History Lesson Should Be Part of the Curriculum
Manners, aristocracy, freedom: all things we tend to think of as inherent British values. But, says rapper Akala, we are taught a distorted version of history which erases...
Throw (2016)
The first installment of Invisible Thread, an ongoing ELM passion project series, Throw tells the story of an outsider from East Baltimore, an area challenged by gang violence...
Gatekeeper (2016)
The Tojinbo Cliffs are a popular Japanese tourist destination known for their rugged beauty. The sheer cliffs are also a favored location for those wanting to jump to their...
Here's How They Try to Suppress Your Vote
In America, voting isn't a right, it's a privilege -like health care, or clean water. Here are some of the tactics politicians use to keep people from voting. REGISTER TO VOTE
The Journey From Syria (2016)
Reporter Matthew Cassel spent a year documenting the journey of Syrian jeweler Aboud Shalhoub as he travels from Turkey to Greece, and through Eastern Europe to the Netherlands...
Olympian John Carlos on the Power of Protest
1968 Olympic athlete John Carlos protested racial inequality by raising his fist in a Black Power salute on the medal stand. He has some advice for athletes like Colin...
Resistance in Athens - Medialien Doc (2016)
The Greek tragedy, economic blackmail and democratic treason, the impact of the refugee crisis and a visit to Exarchia, Athen's Arnarchist hood. La tragédie Grecque, chantage...
Decadence: The Meaninglessness of Modern Life (2006)
Decadence: The Meaninglessness of Modern Life is a six-part Australian television documentary series hosted by Pria Viswalingam. The series examines the decadence and...
Incredible Angela Davis Lecture Ties Together Liberation Struggles Past and Present
In commemoration of the 39th anniversary of the murder in detention of Stephen Biko, the 17th annual Steve Biko lecture is delivered by Professor Angela Davis author, activist...
Woman Lets Public Cut Her Hair for Powerful Message
Beauty isn't dependent on the external appearance. In this daring street experiment, Jae West co-founder of The Liberators International dives into vulnerability in Times...
Dangerous Women Speak Truth to Power in Patriarchy's Dying Breath
We are facing an online epidemic of violence against women. Of threats and harassment. We must #ReclaimTheInternet.  Find out more at Dangerous Women Project. Support Agnes...
Caleb Stephens: This Is How Solidarity Lives
Powerful! Caleb Stephens speaking before the Sisters With A Purpose march for justice in Lawrence, KS - 7.22.16. This is how solidarity lives.
"Injustice Anywhere" (2016)
Filmmaker Aziza Binti describes the documentary as such: "Social justice is not just "their" problem; it's everyone's concern. We reference the quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin...
The Root Cause of Addiction
Could the root cause of addiction actually be a lack of connection.
The Struggle Against Compassionate Bigotry
Ever heard the term "compassionate bigotry"? Learn what it is in this powerful talk, featuring Tai Amri Spann-Wilson and Caleb Stephens at the Unitarian Universalist...
Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity
From Shakti Butler, the director of The Way Home: Women Talk About Race in America and Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible , comes a new film that asks America to...
Express Yourself - GOTV - Brave New Films
We express ourselves in the choices we make every single day, so why not express your thoughts on issues that matter to you by voting? Let your voice be heard! Vote this November!
10 Reasons Bernie Sanders Fans Should Support Basic Income
Why Bernie Sanders supporters should advocate for Universal Basic Income. Follow Matt Orfalea for more like this.
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.
White People in Solidarity With Black Lives Matter
A social justice group that invites white people to fight racism is spreading like wildfire in the US. From 12 to 150 chapters in two years. Clearly a whole lot of white people...
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...
MissMe - This Is the Story of How I Got Broken
Street artist MissMe, the Artful Vandal, offers a very personal, very intimate take on the many little hits that broke her and on how she recovered from the one big blow to...
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...