Videos about The Big Picture
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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 ideas from his book The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe. He advocates the...
The Fermi Paradox - Where Are All The Aliens?
The universe is unbelievably big – trillions of stars and even more planets. Soo… there just has to be life out there, right? But where is it? Why don’t we see any aliens? Where are they? And more importantly, what does this tell us about our own fate in this gigantic and...
The Bloom Episode 2: Practicing The New World
Part II of The Bloom explores how Transformational Festivals have become incubators and spaces for “Practicing The New World”, where the festivals are produced using a model of CO-CREATION, utilizing an ethos of PARTICIPATION to create these remarkable realities and MODELLING...
Breath of Life (2015)
Spectacularly photographed in Europe, Scandinavia, North America and Hawaii, Breath of Life travels the globe in search of the truth behind what appears to be a looming environmental catastrophe. Everyone is telling us how we are destroying our world. BREATH OF LIFE is a film...
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 like and how can we rethink our relationship to resources, work and culture? Those are some of the...
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 hit similar limits, they often doubled-down by attempting ever more complex interventions to keep...
The Next System Project
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 deeper is occurring. It is time to explore genuine alternatives and new models-"the next system." Read...
Requiem For The American Dream (2015)
Noam Chomsky is one of America's most important thinkers, critical minds, and voices of dissent, and thus it's hardly a surprise that his gripping ideas have been the subject of more than one documentary. 1992's "Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media" might be the...
P L A N E T A R Y  (2015)
We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a...
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 challenge your views, values and beliefs in a very direct and unforgiving manner, but it will also...
The Choice Is Ours (2015)
This film series explores many aspects of our society.  To rethink what is possible in our world, we need to consider what kind of world we want to live in.  Although we refer to it as civilization, it is anything but civilized.  Visions of global unity & fellowship have long...
Article 12: Waking up in a Surveillance Society
Article 12: Waking up in a Surveillance Society Article 12 presents a sharp look at the current state of privacy and debates around the rights and desires of individuals, governments, terrorism and the increasing accessibility and use of surveillance. The film is a...
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 the fading light on the shores of Northern Scotland, this short film captures Charles Eisenstein 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 Anarchist Appeal If you could change anything, what would you change? Would you go on vacation for the rest...
My Call For Humanity | Spoken Word
It is no longer acceptable to live an unfulfilling life, or participate in habits which cause degeneration in health, the environment, and/or relationships. Credits: Jamie Dunmore
Charles Eisenstein: On Movements and Activism
Charles Eisenstein on how movements for change can both disrupt and reinforce the dominate story they are struggling against, and how activists can learn to discern the difference. There's a powerful revelation at the end of this you don't want to miss.
How Whales Change Climate
When whales were at their historic populations, before their numbers were reduced, it seems that whales might have been responsible for removing tens of millions of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere every year. Whales change the climate. The return of the great whales, if...
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 statistics to the impact of ocean acidification. 
Mark Corske's Engines of Domination (2014)
Political power -- armed central authority, with states and war -- is it part of human nature? Is it necessary for human communities? Or is it a tool that ruling elites use to live at the expense of communities? A tool that does violence to human nature and the...
John Oliver Asks: Columbus Day - How Is This Still A Thing?
Christopher Columbus did a lot of stuff that was way more terrible than "sailing the ocean blue," but we don't learn about that. Columbus Day: How is it still a thing?
Morgan Freeman Narrates the Greatest Story of Our Generation
This 6 minute short film tells the story of the human journey at this critical moment in time. Of all the stories to belong to, this is the story to be a part of. Don't watch it from the sidelines. Don't wait for the experts to figure it out. Ask yourself: how can I become...
The Radicalization of Phil Donahue
Mr. Donahue says he believed he was blessed, living in the greatest country on earth - but through hosting his show, speaking to people like Chomsky and the Black Panthers, he came to question what he had thought was true.
Neil Turok - The Universe Within
"My goal is to get people thinking and trying to wrap their heads around the amazing things that have been achieved and to dream about what will be achieved."
Jane Goodall Encourages Empathy With All Beings
Jane Goodall opens her heart to animals and tells us why we should, too.
The Path of Positive Resistance
Bill Moyers speaks with doctors Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers about their personal journeys, what they have learned about our political system along the way and why they continue to fight the good fight.  JILL STEIN: "We who long for democracy, justice, sustainability...
Wealth Illusion, Structural Violence & The Fear of Truth
Abby Martin interviews the creator of the Zeitgeist Movement, Peter Joseph, covering everything from the upcoming Zeitgeist Festival in Los Angeles on October 4th to economic and societal solutions to global problems ranging from environmental destruction to mass inequality.
Indigenous Peoples Connect The Dots At Climate March in New York
Indigenous leaders at the Peoples Climate March in New York speak to the urgency of Climate Change and the need for all of us to be #IdleNoMore. From the Amazon to the Arctic, Indigenous Peoples are defending our climate and teaching allies about how extractive industries are...
Why I Think This World Should End
Sorry if this offends you. - Prince Ea
The Wombat Has Some Simple Instructions for Living on Earth. Listen Up!
This is the "Living on Earth 101" primer every human needs to see. The Wombat was created by the Foundation for Global Community: globalcommunity.org/
Why End War in 2 Minutes
Why we should end all war, explained in 2 minutes.
Russell Brand: Is British PM David Cameron More Dangerous Than ISIS?
David Cameron outlined new anti-terror measures this week but is the Prime Minister's strategy on terrorism as straightforward as we're being led to believe? The Trews is Russell Brand's analysis of current events, connecting the dots and providing insight and information...
Paul Hawken: Regeneration
Paul Hawken is a visionary social entrepreneur, the award-winning author of multiple landmark books including Blessed Unrest, The Ecology of Commerce and Natural Capitalism (co-author), and the Co-Founder of OneSun, a radically innovative solar energy technology company.
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 experiencing a seemingly endless series of events befitting of a Ronald Emmerich movie. How do we manage...
Alan Watts: The World of Man and Nature
Words from Alan Watts combined with breathtaking timelapse footage by two amazing photographers, and beautiful music by Carbon Based Lifeforms.
It's The Greatest Love Story of Our Time - A Love Story for the Whole Planet
"The force of love, the force of reunion is unstoppable." - Charles Eisenstein This is a clip from Occupy Love (2013) by Velcrow Ripper. Watch the full documentary here.
What's Wrong With Us?
Jeremy Rifkin answers the question, "What's wrong with us?" This is a clip from Occupy Love (2013) by Velcrow Ripper. If this got you interested in watching more, we highly recommend checking out the full documentary here. h...
This Earth That We Have Is Precious Beyond Measure
Powerful short video remix. Graham Hancock and Joe Rogan discuss our current situation on the planet. The audio was taken from Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode 417.
What is the Meaning of Death? This Man Has Some Words to Share with You.
A good friend of mine, Ian Mackenzie recently shot this short film The Meaning of Death – Stephen Jenkinson.  Hope you are as moved as I was by the film. IN JANUARY this year, I flew out to attend my first full session of the Orphan Wisdom school, founded by Stephen...
Bill Hicks: It's Just a Ride
The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud and...
Arguments Against Anarchism
We don't need brutalising hierarchies of power to survive. There's nothing 'natural' about the world we're living in, we are not all inherently evil for no reason, and there is no justification for the domination that we experience in everyday life.
The Global Brain: Peter Russell (1983)
Peter Russell’s award-winning video, based on a live audio-visual presentation in 1983. He explores the idea that the Earth is an integrated, self-regulating living organism and asks what function humanity might have for this planetary being. It suggests that we stand on the...
The One Simple Truth about Our Existence That Everyone Needs to Know
If humanity came to understand this - everything would change. This is a clip from "UnVeiled & Lifted," which was released online for free by the film-makers in 2013. Watch the full film here.
Charles Eisenstein: The Two Great Stories That Give Meaning to Our Lives
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”  This is a consciousness-shifting clip from the excellent film "Occupied Cascadia," released online for free by the film-makers in 2012. Watch the full film here. 
Journey of the Universe (2011) (trailer)
Re-imagine the universe's story and see the human connection to the cosmos in new ways. Author and evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme shares his infectious curiosity about life's biggest questions and our role as humans in this awe-inspiring universe.
Surviving Earth (trailer)
An epic, ominous and perhaps life saving radio interview occurs with director, Peter Charles Downey on a small-town country radio station about his new documentary movie, Surviving Earth. Where the trees whisper of humanity’s mass suicide in a valley of depleting resources...
The Story of the Chinese Farmer
"The whole process of nature is a process of immense complexity and it is really impossible to tell whether something that happens in it is good or bad." A parable about life and nature narrated by Alan Watts, animated by Steve Agnos, and with music by Chris Zabriskie.
World Peace Is a Local Issue (2014)
WORLD PEACE IS A LOCAL ISSUE documents how local efforts can impact national issues. The story begins in 1983, showing worldwide efforts to reverse the escalation of the nuclear arms race.
Listen To This Mute: An Angry Speech-Impaired Man Rants about His Country
A mute man rants about everything that is wrong in his country in under 3 minutes and goes on to tell you how you can change everything. A powerful film, relevant in every democracy across the world. Written and directed by Ram Subramanian of Handloom Picture Company. Pause...
The War in Iraq IS The War in Vietnam...
The Fall of Mosul has made the parallels between Vietnam and Iraq impossible to ignore. This video looks at the connections between the two wars, and discusses one of their many lessons...
The Fall of Iraq - What You Aren't Being Told
Iraq is descending into chaos, but not for the reasons you're being fed by the politicians and the mainstream media. In June of 2014 the world watched in shock as an Islamic militant group operating under the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (or ISIS), took...