2013 was another incredible year for fantastic, forward thinking social change films.
More films pushing the envelope of creative thinking. More films giving a voice to the cutting edge ideas and perspectives of the global movement for a better world. More films telling the big meta story of our lives - the story of humanity at this point in the Earth's history.
In the films you can watch below, you'll see visions of many possible futures - visions of what could be, the possible, the beautiful, and also visions of dystopia, of climate collapse and social breakdown.
You'll see stories of the resistance to empire, to the front lines of battleground communities where people are uniting to fight against the old story of empire. And you'll see deep looks into the present struggle of the modern war and surveillance state as it seeks to maintain control.
But illusions to this mass insanity are shattering. People are waking up. They're fed up with what they see on TV and they're tuning into alternative media. The narrative that once gave meaning to empire is losing its hold. People are tuning in to the new story.
That's what we love about documentaries right now. They are capturing the drama and beauty and danger and hope that all exists right now in this moment. What is happening right now on Earth - the history of the world up to this point constitutes the greatest drama of all time. Add up the best plot-lines from Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and all the rest and it still can't come close.
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20 films not enough? Yea we thought so too. Here are some more films from 2013 that we haven't seen yet and want to see.
Surely there are more films from 2013 that deserve a place in the spotlight here. What films from 2013 did we miss? Let us know and we'll keep the page updated with your recommendations.