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Free Films For Action - Summer 2020 Highlights

By Films For Action / filmsforaction.org
Jul 10, 2020
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In this round-up, you'll find the links to watch 20 documentaries we wanted to highlight this summer.

Nine of them were previously available via pay-per-view and are now free. Some are buried gems that deserve more exposure. All of them are excellent, free to watch, and worth sharing with friends.

Cheers!

Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective (2015)
92 min · Inhabit is now offered for free! A Message from the filmmakers: We created INHABIT in 2015 to help envision what a more resilient world could look like. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a global shutdown of our fragile economy and it...
Within Reach: Journey to Find Sustainable Community (2013)
87 min · Within Reach explores one couple's pedal-powered search for a place to call home. Mandy and Ryan gave up their jobs, cars, and traditional houses to 'bike-pack' 6500 miles around the USA seeking sustainable community. Rather than...
Wetheuncivilised, A Life Story (2017)
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  “ A stunning and sensitive journey into ecology, humanity and spirituality.” - The Cube Cinema, Bristol.       ...
The Economics of Happiness (2011)
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...
13TH (2016)
101 min · The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party...
Fairytales of Growth (2020)
48 min · A film on Climate Change, Degrowth and System Change. The effects and risks of climate change are compelling young people the world round to call upon radical system change as the only solution to avoid a catastrophic collapse. This...
What's a Colloquium? An Oral History of the Natural Building Movement (2020)
76 min · A small band of natural building enthusiasts and outlaws met in a field over 20 years ago at something they called a ‘colloquium’. The movement they created has grown uncontrollably ever since; reviving and innovating ancient building...
India's Healing Forests: Come Home, Be Healed (2019)
51 min · All our knowledge comes from nature and yet nature is a source of many mysteries. India is a country of breathtaking natural beauty. What is less known is India’s wealth of ancient knowledge about connecting with nature to create a...
United States of Distraction: Fighting The Fake News Invasion (2020)
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...
Communities Of Hope: Discovering the Ecovillages of Europe (2020)
29 min · COMMUNITIES OF HOPE is a film born from a quest to discover a regenerative culture. It is an invitation to discover a new way of life. A way of life measured by the rhythms of nature, the depth of human connection, the vast horizon of...
The Twelve: A Tale of Wisdom & Unity (2019)
75 min · “The Twelve” tells the story of twelve spiritual Elders from around the globe who gather at the United Nations in New York to create a unique ritual for Humankind and planet Earth. By interviewing each one of them in their home...
Feeding Ourselves (2017)
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...
Project Censored The Movie: Ending The Reign of Junk Food News (2013)
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...
Inner Climate Change: The Change Starts Within You (2020)
66 min · How do we navigate the intensity of emotions and reactions stirred up by climate change, or COVID-19 for that matter? How do we come to a place of peace, compassion, forgiveness and life-affirming action? Both leading-edge science and...
Brain Matters: Putting The First Years First (2020)
60 min · Why is it that some children thrive while others do not? Is it a matter of genetics, IQ, socioeconomic background or education? Every child deserves to reach their full potential and the early years are the best possible start in life...
This Is Neoliberalism (2019)
146 min · If you've ever wanted to understand what neoliberalism is, this is the video series for you. Part 1: Introducing the Invisible Ideology (March 2018, 27min) Neoliberalism is an economic ideology that exists within the framework of...
Plutocracy: Political Repression In The U.S.A. (2019)
560 min · Plutocracy, by filmmaker Scott Noble, is the first documentary series to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. "Absolutely brilliant on numerous levels, Scott Noble’s Plutocracy is the story of the...
Esteem: The Power of Vulnerability (2016)
56 min · Australian filmmaker Peter Charles Downey takes us on a personal and cathartic journey of empowerment, redemption, and healing. Hurt people hurt people - it’s a pattern, and hurt people will hurt the earth. But just as the pain of an...
Beware Of Images (2016)
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.   Thanks to the filmmaker, Beware of...
Requiem For The American Dream (2015)
73 min · In his final long-form documentary interview - filmed over four years - Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality. Tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor...

 

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