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Why Breakdowns Are Sometimes Necessary | Duncan Trussell
Duncan Trussell describes how a mental breakdown just might be a break through.
We The People | Mark Charles
Mark Charles explains the fundamental design of the founding documents of the United States of America that allows white, landowning men to flourish and maintain power. He examines how the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence did not recognize all the...
The Force That Drives Our Civilization | Charles Eisenstein
Charles Eisenstein explains how the time has come for us to re-examine the stories that we believe about ourselves in relationship with all life. When we are able to do this well, we will understand how to make better decisions that do not cause damage and destruction to the...
America's Gun Fetish | Chris Hedges
Chris Hedges explains how guns became such an important part of the American culture.
What We Can Learn From Nature | Janine Benyus
Janine Benyus reveals the natural intelligence found in the patterns and designs of nature all around us. We live in a competent, brilliant planet and are surrounded by genius with perfect timing and coordination, all without top down laws and policies. The organisms have all...
What Do Animals Think And Feel? | Carl Safina
Scientist Carl Safina explains the unique ways that animals use their natural intelligence to work together for survival. He explains that love is not unique to humans. We see many ways that animals feel connection with one another and will put themselves at risk to help...
How the Soil Healed Wounded Soldiers | George Monbiot
Learn how this mysterious "Angel's Glow" helped to heal the wounded soldiers, as described by George Monbiot in his new book Regenesis.
Judge Not: a Short Film about Judgement, Compassion, and Learning to Love the Cringe
Over the last couple years, I’ve tried to bring an increased awareness to the relationship between judgement, compassion, and suffering--both within myself and the larger collective culture. I see the seductive trap of judgment as a source of so much suffering, especially in...
To Be At Home In The World | Charles Eisenstein
A meditative, absorbing, intricately-edited short film about the crisis of belonging, the high price of progress, and the return journey home, as told by author/philosopher Charles Eisenstein.
Feminine Power Does Not Move the World Through Force
It Tethers the Masculine Powers to Life, Directs them Toward Love, and Keeps Them Grounded in Beauty.
Why Doctors Ignore Trauma | Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
Dr. Nadine Harris has been studying the effects of early childhood adversity on health outcomes later on in life. In her 30 years of studying research, the findings are clear. Childhood trauma dramatically affects health across a lifetime. These are not some new findings...
How To Have A Relationship With A Wild Animal | Steve Karlin
How does a human being develop a relationship with a wild animal? Steve Karlin, of Wildlife Associates, is a wild animal rehabilitation expert that explains how animals can sense how we think and feel, and what they need in order to trust a relationship with a human.
How Trees Talk | Suzanne Simard
Scientist Suzanne Simard explains the complex intelligence of how trees communicate with one another and are super cooperators rather than competitors. This beautiful story takes you into the forest to see how trees share resources and protect each other from invaders and...
How To Handle Our Inner Cynicism | Mr Rogers
I didn't know much about Mister Rogers nor his classic show "Mister Rogers' Neighbourhood" until I saw the Tom Hanks film, A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood. Here's my thoughts on what it can teach us about the inner cynicism that we all fall prey to from time to time.
The Socialist Guide to Surviving in Capitalism
This might be controversial.
Frog and Toad: The Philosophy of Simple Living
In this video, I chat about the 1970s children’s book series Frog and Toad—written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel—including its helpful/wholesome themes and why it’s so cozy and memorable. - Quality Culture
The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble
In his landmark provocative style, Stephen Jenkinson makes the case that we must birth a new generation of elders, one poised and willing to be true stewards of the planet and its species. Come of Age does not offer tips on how to be a better senior citizen or how to be...
The Healthy Masculinity of Ted Lasso | A Therapist Explains
A videoessay breaking down the masculinity in the apple tv show Ted Lasso, starring Jason Sudekis as a football coach. This analysis considers the healthy masculinity of characters such as Roy Kent, the developing masculinity of Jamie Tartt, as well as touching on the toxic...
An Initiation to Game B
Follow the journey of a Game~B pioneer who—with the help of the three stewards—awakens to the realization that she must find her tribe and prevent humanity's current path toward self-termination by playing a new game.
Brotherhood is the Medicine: How Men are Reclaiming a Masculinity in Service to Life
I learned something important about myself at an event last month, the annual convergence of a men’s organization called the Sacred Sons. Though I was there as a speaker, I decided to experience it from the vantage point of a participant as well. That is how I found myself in...
Why It's So Hard To Imagine Life After Capitalism
There's a common expression, "it's easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism." When the current economic model is seen more as an immutable force of nature than a system created by humans in the recent past, it becomes much harder to imagine actually...
Libelinha Venture, Rewild The Future
When Xavier and Arantxa bought their land in Central Portugal they just wanted to have a little piece of selfsufficient heaven.. But two months after the purchase a huge wildfire raged over the area, turning everything black. Instead of giving up of and losing hope, drastic...
Anthropologist Debunks Darwin’s Most Abused Idea | James Suzman
James Suzman lived with a tribe of hunter-gatherers to witness how an ancient culture survives one of the most brutal climates on Earth. His learnings may surprise you. 
Why Everyone Needs to Watch Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives for a Regenerative Future
Hey all, this is a shoutout for Inhabitants. If you haven't seen it yet, it's an inspiring documentary about the work many of our indigenous relatives are doing today to restore our world.
Jon Stewart On The Problem with Antisemitic Rhetoric and How Our Culture Talks about It
Jon Stewart gives his thoughtful take on the controversies surrounding Chappelle, Irving and West, and the impact of antisemitic rhetoric.
How to Defeat the Fossil Goliath?
The KEY question, I'm asked by students when I guest lecture about the #ClimateCrisis is 'but what can we do?' So I recently rewrote my materials to try & tackle that question head on. Feel free to adapt them. Buckle up - here's a LONG thread🧵about how we can fight back!
Magic Medicine: Can Psilocybin Cure Depression?
Over 4 years, filmmaker Monty Wates was given exclusive access to the first-ever medical trial to give psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) to a group of volunteers suffering from clinical depression. His remarkable film follows three of the volunteers...
Cocaine Unwrapped
COCAINE UNWRAPPED tells the story of cocaine: coca farmers in Colombia, drugs mules in Ecuadorian prisons, cocaine factories in the Bolivian jungle, dealers on the streets of Mexico, law enforcement officials on the streets of Baltimore - and the everyday consumers around the...
A Little Movie About The Future (with My 5 Year Old Luna)
What if we imagine a more hopeful future?
We need a #HomesGuarantee
A national Homes Guarantee is a plan that will ensure every person in the U.S. (or any country) has safe, accessible, sustainable, and permanently affordable housing. It comes straight from people impacted by the nation's housing crisis and builds from a long tradition of...
War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death
This critically acclaimed look at American war propaganda exhumes five decades of remarkable archival footage to show how presidents from both parties have relied on fear-driven political spin and craven media complicity to sell a succession of wars to the American people...
Tomorrow's Children
Do politically expedient proposals for more testing prepare children for the challenges of the 21st century? What is the role of schools in a time when the mass media are children's most frequent teachers? In Tomorrow's Children, based on her groundbreaking book of the same...
Climate Collateral: How Military Spending Accelerates Climate Breakdown
Military spending and arms sales have a deep and lasting impact on the capacity to address the climate crisis, let alone in a way that promotes justice. Every dollar spent on the military not only increases greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but also diverts financial resources...
Why Do Conspiracy Theories Flourish? Because Proven Conspiracies are Too Daunting
The greatest conspiracies are open and notorious — not theories, but practices expressed through law and policy, technology, and finance. Counterintuitively, these conspiracies are more often than not announced in public and with a modicum of pride. They’re dutifully reported...
Franciscan Mysticism: Becoming What You Already Are | Richard Rohr
The experience of god inside oneself is often called Franciscan Mysticism. It's about becoming what you already are, and the profound wisdom St. Francis imparted for living in harmony with both ourselves as well as others around us can be seen throughout this lecture by...
Awakening from the Meaning Crisis
Do you ever feel like we're swimming in an ocean of bullshit? This ground-breaking and viral 50-part series from John Vervaeke seeks to understand why this is so, and answer the question: what can we do about it?
Occupation Inc.
A documentary about Spanish involvement in the Moroccan occupation and exploitation of Western Sahara, Africa's last colony, with Sahrawi human rights defenders Elghalia Djimi and Sultana Khaya.
The Laws of Capitalism
The laws of capitalism have elevated the interests of the few above that of the many, but we can rewrite the code and restore balance to society. In this series, Professor Katharina Pistor (@Columbia Law School) breaks down the history, process, institutions, and participants...
CIA Officer Frank Snepp Discusses Planting Stories In Major Newspapers
"The most important video of the year was filmed in 1983." - Edward Snowden "Please watch this detailed explanation from former CIA analyst Frank Snepp about how the newspapers and magazines you were taught to regard as mainstream and reliable have always eagerly served...
Voting, a Patriotic Duty
I am a black woman in America. I am a woke black woman who has been woke before woke was cool. I also love America.
This Land is Our Land: The Fight to Reclaim the Commons
For more than three decades, transnational corporations have been busy buying up what used to be known as the commons -- everything from our forests and our oceans to our broadcast airwaves and our most important intellectual and cultural works. In This Land is Our Land...
The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources
Renowned energy expert Michael T. Klare provides an invaluable account of the new and increasingly dangerous competition for the world's dwindling natural resources. Arguing that the world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion -- one that goes beyond "peak...
Restoring the World
Peoples of the world, this is your time and reality. If you are to prevent war and the breakdown of human civilization, you must build and restore the world—the ground beneath your feet, the clarity of your waters, the clarity of your air, the richness of your soil. You will...
The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel's Public Relations War in the United States
Over the past few years, Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world -- except the United States. The Occupation of the...
The Next American Revolution: Beyond Corporate Capitalism & State Socialism
While there's been no shortage of commentary about the structural crisis plaguing the American economic and political system, from wage stagnation and chronic unemployment to unchecked corporate and state power and growing inequality, analyses that offer practical...
The New Economics 101: True Wealth in the New Economy
Economist and bestselling author Juliet Schor lays out a positive vision for rethinking our relationship to consumer goods in this accessible and timely analysis of the devastating ecological, social, and personal costs of mass consumerism.
The Myth of the Liberal Media: The Propaganda Model of News
If you think U.S. news has a liberal bias, this assumption-shattering film from Noam Chomsky, Edward Herman, and Justin Lewis will have you thinking again. Making the common-sense case that mainstream news media are more committed to their bottom-line interests as large...
The Crisis of the Cultural Environment: Media & Democracy in the 21st Century
Turning to issues of media policy, George Gerbner delivers a stinging indictment of the way the so-called "information superhighway" is being constructed. By examining the logic of globalization he shows the ineffectual nature of our present responses to deal with the urgent...
Peace, Propaganda, & The Promised Land: US Media & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land provides a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...
Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire
The 9/11 terror attacks continue to send shock waves through the American political system. Continuing fears about American vulnerability alternate with images of American military prowess and patriotic bravado in a transformed media landscape charged with emotion and starved...
Freedom of Expression: Resistance & Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property
In 1998, university professor Kembrew McLeod (Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa) made headlines when he successfully trademarked the phrase "freedom of expression" to call attention to the extremes of intellectual property law. But in the...
Framing An Execution: The Media & Mumia Abu-Jamal
The case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a journalist on Pennsylvania's death row in connection with the death of a police officer, had become by the late 1990s a global symbol of inequities in the U.S. judicial system. The mainstream media could no longer ignore it, but how would they...
Dysfunctional Societies: How Equality Makes Societies Stronger
What distinguishing feature do the world's healthiest and happiest societies have in common? According to acclaimed author Richard Wilkinson, the answer is simple: they have far less income inequality than other societies. In this new film based on his international...
Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood
Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food to bogus educational products and the family car.
The "No Illusions" Guide to Elections: Vote to Choose Your Opponent, Then Organize!
This guide is for people who are ambivalent about voting in elections. It directly addresses the objections of the "don't vote" position while finding common ground. To summarize the position of this guide: "Year-round activism + voting" is the best strategy for creating the...
Twenty Media Education Foundation Documentaries Are Coming to Films for Action!
Hi all. I'm thrilled to announce a new partnership with the legendary nonprofit film studio, the Media Education Foundation.
What Activists Can Too Easily Forget
Activism today, call it engaged citizenship, ought to have more humility than it often does, and perhaps a bit more compassion and curiosity, too. No matter how great our understanding, we'll always have something valuable to teach and something valuable to learn.
Nonviolence Means... a Visionary Poster Series by Campaign Nonviolence & Rosie Davila
In all 50 states and around the world, Campaign Nonviolence has been building a culture of active nonviolence, free from war, poverty, racism, and environmental destruction. We share skills and tools with which people can practice nonviolence toward themselves, one another...
Jeremy Corbyn Destroys The Establishment
Corbyn sets the record straight.
Living in the Time of Dying
Living in The Time of Dying is an unflinching look at what it means to be living in the midst of climate catastrophe and finding purpose and meaning within it. Recognising the magnitude of the climate crisis we are facing, independent filmmaker Michael Shaw, sells his house...