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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.
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 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 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.
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 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...
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...
"Another World" is a film about the grassroots initiatives in Greece that form another world right here and now, away from the crisis and beyond capitalism (Greek narration, English subtitles in captions). We live in an upside world. Right now in the planet there is a unjust...
This 'Accelerated' Crash Course video condenses over 4.5 hours' worth of detailed material on the trends most likely to shape your future into an easy-to-follow exploration that takes less than an hour to view. 
"We do not see the world as it is, we see the world as we are, or...as we are conditioned to see it." Are we competitive, selfish, individualistic creatures by nature? What is human nature, anyway?
Permaculture designer Andrew Faust gives us an inspiring and heady narrative about the evolution of all life and human consciousness on Mother Earth.  For more info about Center for Bioregional Living or to subscribe to the newsletter: 
The award-winning documentary film, #ReGENERATION, explores the galvanizing forces behind the Occupy Movement and the state of social activism in our society. The film takes an uncompromising look at the challenges facing today’s youth and young adults as they attempt to...
Conflict starts with definitions of "us" and "them" ... what if there is no "them" ... ?   
This film aims to convey how human behavior and the threat of climate change and environmental problems are strongly interlinked. A description of the problems humans have in taking the future into account and favouring short-term gains rather than considering long term...
Never before in known history have so many people relied on so few for the basic essentials of life. In our present-day democracies, freedom is slowly being commodified. We have been giving our democratic governments more and more freedom while they have been busy restricting...
A spiritual journey into the ethereal landscape of Dartmoor with Satish Kumar, the world-renowned ecologist & creator of Resurgence magazine. Through changing seasons, Satish walks the moor and explores ancient woods and rivers, home to a wealth of wildlife including red...
A film to remind all those who have forgotten. And a powerful and inspirational reminder for all of us. Planet Earth is you. 
Noam Chomsky believes that propaganda is to democracy what violence is to a dictatorship. But he hasn’t lost faith in the power of common people to speak up for the truth. He is known around the world for his revolutionary work on the structure of language, studies he has...
Neville Chamberlain is one of the most reviled figures of the 20th Century. His story is fondly repeated, and is treated as if it is universally applicable. Every foreign policy challenge is related back to his failure to be tough. This week we let the man himself explain why...
This short documentary from the excellent Global Uprisings crew explores ongoing resistance and self-organization in the midst of the economic and social crisis in Madrid, Spain. As social conditions continue to deteriorate across the country, people have been turning to the...
Abby Martin features an exclusive interview with hip hop artist Talib Kweli, discussing the role of government, Obama's presidency, the prison industrial complex, and establishment hip hop. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet FOLLOW Abby Martin @...
"Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth. Our obligation to survive is owed not just to ourselves but also to that Cosmos, ancient and vast, from which we spring." - Carl Sagan
"The real revolution is the revolution of values." While the idea of "sustainability" is typically associated with technical processes, eco-theory and engineering today, we often forget that our values and beliefs precede all such ideas and applications. Hence, true...
Abby Martin covers what Dick Cheney has been up to since leaving office and features an interview with comedian and host of the Moment of Clarity web series, Lee Camp, discussing a few of the more ridiculous stories in the news, including Bush's exhibit of paintings, low...
Intro: 0:00 Part 1: Why Change?: 4:12 Part 2: Post Scarcity: 30:59 Part 3: Economic Organization and Calculation: 1:11:01 Q&A: 1:45:10 Berlin, Germany. November 12th, 2013   
Abby Martin speaks with comedian and host of Lee Camp's Moment of Clarity web series, Lee Camp, going over several mind blowing technologies, including remote control cockroaches and a real invisibility cloak. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet FOLLOW Abby...
ANOTHER WORLD is a feature documentary about the journey of mankind to discover who we truly are, challenging the modern view of the world and reconsidering the world view and value systems of ancient societies such as the indigenous Americans. It is a quest through science...
The Collective Evolution III is a powerful documentary that explores a revolutionary shift affecting every aspect of our planet. As the shift hits the fan, people are becoming more aware of the control structures that prevent us from experiencing our full potential. CE3 uses...
You shouldn’t have to buy access to your own government. That’s why we’re building a movement big enough to force our leaders to stop answering to special-interest cronies and start answering to the people. America’s government is bought. Those who can throw campaign...
When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in this movie...
YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY is a groundbreaking SHOWTIME® documentary event series exploring the human impact of climate change. This innovative docu-series is a collaboration between some of Hollywood's biggest stars and leading national news journalists, who will provide...
From the Himalayas to US Neuroscience labs, two filmmakers explore the effects of mediation and it's potential for collective evolution.
A philosophical treatise against the practice of forced labor for income. An abridged reading of 'The Abolition of Work' by Bob Black. Please take the time to read the full, unedited essay available here: http://deoxy.org/endwork.htm Please consider donating to this and...
Alan Watts asks "what did you forget?" in this Sustainable Man film starring Chris, Sean, and Luke Abad as "Joe Dokes" "Do you have any control over being conscious? Do you know how you will?" - Alan Watts
David Korten’s inspiring and extensively-illustrated presentation of his new book The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community. David says we are at a defining moment in all of human history.   “Will future generations know our time …[as] the Great Unraveling, when...
Video transcript: Martin Luther King, Jr.: “We have come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism…. It would be fatal for the nation to overlook...
Most people were first exposed to Michael C. Ruppert through the 2009 documentary, Collapse, directed by Chris Smith. Collapse was one of the scariest documentaries about our world and the fragile state of our planet. It was also one of VICE's favorite films from the past ten...
Join a global debate! Watch amazing films! Ask questions about poverty! Why Poverty? is a ground breaking, cross-media event, online and on TV, using films to get people talking about poverty, wealth and inequality. With 70 broadcasaters working together to create the first...
Today we look back at 2013. It was a historic year. Edward Snowden exposed how the National Security Agency had built a worldwide surveillance apparatus, while Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 35 years in jail for leaking U.S. secret documents to WikiLeaks. Pope Francis urged...
It would be hard to argue that the environmental movement, which began in earnest in the 1960s, and despite several successes in the 1970s, has failed. Today, the Clean Water Act has been ignored with fracking, Fukushima is releasing millions of gallons of radioactive water...
Wendell Berry, a quiet and humble man, has become an outspoken advocate for revolution. He urges immediate action as he mourns how America has turned its back on the land and rejected Jeffersonian principles of respect for the environment and sustainable...
I am an Artist not a Businessman.  I am an Activist, NOT a Consumer.  And I hear the spirit of the universe speaking through everything around me more and more these days, and I have to let it out now, something vivid that I need to express.  So sick of this...
When you see photographs of the Earth from far away, the implications may not immediately be clear. Listen as Carl Sagan breaks it down. This photograph of Earth taken by Voyager 1 was dubbed "Pale Blue Dot." For more videos featuring the calming bass of Carl's voice...
Abby Martin Breaks the Set with Legendary Director Oliver Stone and Renowned Historian Peter Kuznick.
On every continent, women are taking the lead to protect and restore the natural environment, and are empowering others to respect the earth. Arise presents the stories of a diverse group of 13 women in five countries who have initiated solution-oriented environmental...
Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's...
Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was ahead of his time. In his own words, he explains the universal appeal of Star Trek and why the people of this world "are ready for the 23rd century now, and are light years ahead of their petty governments and visionless leaders.
A beautiful and inspiring lesson in sustainable Star Trekonomics featuring Charles Eisenstein, George Carlin, Martin Luther King Jr. and a couple captains of the Enterprise...  "We have it within our reach--now--to achieve nearly every dream of mankind." -Gene Roddenberry
"If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear. " - Gene Roddenberry
Buy buy Europe - a Belgian web documentary  on the eurocrisis - in 5 episodes: "The filmmakers reveal themselves to be skilled investigative journalists who expose painful facts and elicit striking statements from their interviewees." (Vrij Nederland) "Buy Buy Europe...