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Films For Action hosts a subscription service that offers over 50 patron-exclusive documentaries to supporters donating $5 per month. This is the main way we're able to grow our 6000+ video library, which is 99% free and entirely ad-free. A portion of subscription revenue goes to our film partners based on the films watched. 

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Social change filmmakers and distributors:

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We're proud to be partnered with dozens of independent filmmakers as well as several highly-regarded distributors in the educational film market:
Media Education Foundation
Bullfrog Films
Video Project
Green Planet Films
- Happen Films
Old Dog Documentaries 
- Local Futures
- Campfire Stories
- + more


Free + Download 
We've also partnered with many filmmakers to release their films for free, in the spirit of the gift, along with a $10 download option for those wanting to support the filmmakers. We pass through 100% of the revenue for these films after Stripe's 2.9% + 30-cent transaction fee. 

Often these films were Patron Films or Pay-Per-View films to start and transitioned to free later in the film's life. 

Here's a selection of films like this:

TAWAI: A Voice From the Forest
100 min · Tawai is a word the nomadic hunter-gatherers of Borneo use to describe the connection they feel to their forest home. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, Bruce Parry (of the BBC's Tribe, Amazon & Arctic) embarks...
Schooling the World
66 min · If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children.
The Economics of Happiness
65 min · Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction...
Fall and Winter
102 min · This stunning film takes you on a hypnotic journey, reaching to the past to understand the origins of the catastrophic environmental transitions we now face. Over two years, director Matt Anderson traveled 16,000 miles to document...
Beware Of Images
160 min · From cave paintings to virtual reality, Beware of Images embarks on a fascinating journey through the history of mediated representation. This is the history of media you will never find on TV.
Wetheuncivilised, A Life Story
101 min · “Once in a while a film comes along that has profound impact – this is a delicious taste of what can be.” - Polly Higgins 
The War at Home: The Untold History of Class War in the United States
104 min · "In a time when many are questioning institutional integrity across society, seeking accurate and relevant information to help make sense of our supposedly post-truth era, Noble shines a spotlight into our dark past while providing a...
Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future
85 min · Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to...
Feeding Ourselves
96 min · Feeding Ourselves weaves intimate stories from the hopes and convictions of rural BC farmers and producers as they navigate undercurrents of uncertainty with our food system. Their commitment to local food culture inspires us to...
United States of Distraction: Fighting The Fake News Invasion
63 min · Thanks to the filmmakers, you can watch this film for free! If you'd like to show your thanks, you can buy a digital download of the film on this page for $10. All proceeds will go to the Media Freedom Foundation, which works closely...
Project Censored The Movie: Ending The Reign of Junk Food News
63 min · Thanks to the filmmakers, you can watch this film for free! If you'd like to show your thanks, you can buy a digital download of the film on this page for $10. All proceeds will go to the Media Freedom Foundation, which works closely...
Esteem: The Power of Vulnerability
56 min · Australian filmmaker Peter Charles Downey takes us on a personal and cathartic journey of empowerment, redemption, and healing.
Plutocracy: The History of Political Repression In The United States of America
560 min · Plutocracy, by filmmaker Scott Noble, is the first documentary series to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class.
Surviving Earth
95 min · 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...