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The Paradox of Busy
Sometimes, when people reach out to me with requests for interviews or writing, they preface the request with, “I know you must be very busy ...”
Raised on Porn: The New Sex Ed
Raised on Porn exposes the ways pornography has become the new sex education for children and unpacks the dangerous lifelong implications of this global phenomenon. Through riveting firsthand accounts, cinematic re-enactments, 3D animation, and interviews with the world’s...
How To Overthrow The Illuminati | A Video Guide with a Twist
Illuminati Theory is a conspiracy theory often used to explain the corruption that pervades the systems that dominate us. But is it a useful or accurate explanation? Or is there a better alternative? The truth is out there. Let's find it. - Saint Andrewism
The Story of Plastic (Animated Short)
The Story of Plastic pulls back the curtain on the plastic pollution headlines, revealing the true causes and consequences of the global plastics crisis.
How to Optimize Your Gut and Brain Bacteria | Dave Asprey
The importance of the microbiome has really come to the fore in the last five years. Viome, a company that analyzed the feces of 100,000 people, has discovered 10,000 new types of gut bacteria. Additionally, improved imaging technology led scientists to discover you don't...
Talking Masculinity with the 'Most Dangerous Therapist in the World' | Jerry Hyde
Jerry Hyde is a shadow therapist with 25 years clinical experience, who rejects many of the conventionally held views of the mainstream psychotherapy world. He works primarily with men, and has run men's groups for decades, which have years-long waiting lists to join. He has...
Whitewashing 101: How To Rewrite Black History
"It's Black History Month, so it's about time we talked about the recuperation of Black radicals like Dr. King and Nelson Mandela. Everyone and their mother likes to claim MLK as their own, and use his words as a rhetorical weapon, but what did he actually believe? This one...
Fast Fashion - The Shady World of Cheap Clothing
Fast fashion has radically transformed the textile industry. These days, 56 million tons of clothing are sold every year. But cheap garments come at a high price: A precarious existence for workers and a catastrophic environmental impact. The clothing industry is currently...
A Gathering of the Tribe | POWERFUL Short Film by Charles Eisenstein
"This story made me cry the first time I read it in Charles Eisenstein’s book, “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible” and every time I have watched it since. Because to me, it is a true story. Whether actually true or metaphorically true, it doesn’t matter. It...
LOCAL: A Story Of Hope
LOCAL: A Story Of Hope, examines the root causes of our social and environmental crises - the global economy - and proposes a call to action: “re-regulate the big and global – rebuild the small and local”. The controversial message is delivered by three strong voices - Helena...
Don’t Chase Happiness. Become Antifragile | Tal Ben-Shahar
Antifragility is the idea of putting pressure on a system, or human, the system or human actually grows bigger and stronger. Antifragile systems are all around us. One example of this is our muscular system. We go to the gym to lift weights. By doing so we are putting...
The Film Mark Zuckerberg Does Not Want You to See | Johann Hari
“Your attention has been stolen by some big and powerful forces”
Together We Grow
“This beautiful film is the perfect antidote to the cynical narrative that says people are inherently selfish... This film will melt your heart. Guaranteed.” – Rob Hopkins, author; co-founder Transition Network
How to Convert a Business into a Worker-Owned Cooperative
Cooperatives are a great way to bring democracy into the workplace. They can either be built from scratch or by converting existing businesses into worker-owned cooperatives. For retiring business owners as well as entrepreneurs, selling a business to employees is a way to...
Prime Farmland: The Fight to Stop a Mega-Sized Industrial Park in Rural Indiana
This documentary film follows residents, farmers and activists fighting together to stop the Indiana Enterprise Center, a 7,200 acre mega-sized industrial park planned in rural Indiana.
Financial Crises and Socio-Economic Outlook in Three Documentaries
1- Requiem for the American Dream (2015)
HAMBI - Fight For Hambach Forest | Vimeo on Demand
Transparent Film / ZDF - Das Kleine Fernsehspiel / Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Let Them Eat Dirt: The Hunt For Our Kids' Missing Microbes
Allergies, obesity, asthma, diabetes, auto-immune and intestinal disorders are all on the rise, with the incidence of some diseases doubling every ten years. New research points to changes in the ecosystem of microbes that live on and inside every one of us -- our microbiomes...
Don’t Look Up – A Problematic Metaphor For Climate Change?
A critical review of Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up.
Why Student Debt Is So Hard to Forgive
Americans are currently burdened with about 1.57 trillion dollars of student debt, and that number is climbing rapidly. For many, a lifetime of debt has become the painful reality of life in the United States. Why? What happened to make this country, and this economic system...
Your "Carbon Footprint" Is A Scam
If you get tired of being told that climate change is all your fault because you eat meat, don't use paper straws, or drive a car, this video is for you. While there are things we can all do to reduce our personal greenhouse gas emissions, the idea of the "individual carbon...
How Capitalism Destroys Radical Movements
Movements like Black Lives Matter often start out as radical demands for change, but somewhere along the way they get consumed, defanged, and turned into meaningless symbols. How does this happen? 
A Fistful of Rubbish ($1)
A Western environmental documentary, "A Fistful of Rubbish" is set in the Tabernas Desert in Spain - Europe's only desert. An area known for being the backdrop of many famous Western films, sadly is being trashed. But now, with the help of some locals, an unexpected cowboy is...
Make Me A Man
We are Jerry HYDE, London-based therapist, and Mai HUA, Paris-based film director, and this is our heartfelt contribution to change the culture around masculinity. Please watch it with people you love. The discussions and the shared experience are as important as the movie in...
Six Ways to Find Your Courage During Challenging Times
Courage doesn’t have to look dramatic or fearless. Sometimes it looks more like quiet perseverance.
The Story of Plastic
Learn how the mass production of single-use plastic has put us in the biggest environmental crisis in history.
Three Sisters, Women of High Degree
Three Sisters, Women of High Degree is the result of 7 years of collaboration and filmed conversations between three Yimardoowarra Marninil, Nyikina women from the Fitzroy River, Lucy Marshall, Jeannie Warbie, and Anne Poelina, and French-Australian filmmaker Magali McDuffie. 
On Australian Shores: Survivor Stories
On Australian Shores: Survivor Stories is a new documentary which will be released in 2022: watch this space for more information!
System Fail #9 - Chile: the Frontline Against Neoliberalism
CW: Includes discussion about sexual assault, torture, and scenes of police brutality. English and Spanish, with hard-coded English subtitles.
Thich Nhat Hanh Was One of the Great Spiritual and Activist Teachers of Our Time. Rest in Love, Dear Brother!
Beloved teacher, activist, and Zen Buddhist master, Thich Nhat Hanh, has died peacefully at 95.
Buddhist Monk and Peace Activist Thich Nhat Hanh Dies at 95
"He inspired so many good people to dedicate themselves to working for a more just and compassionate world."
The Tipping Point that will DESTROY the World | George Monbiot
“I doubt that 1% of people really understand what we’re facing: the prospect of systematic environmental collapse” - George Monbiot
The Religious Wars of the Pandemic Endgame | Rebel Wisdom
One of the biggest problems with talking about something as vast and impactful as the pandemic is to find the right level of analysis. In this epic piece, Rebel Wisdom looks at the deeper religious and theological forces playing out below the surface of our day-to-day...
Forest Condominium is Ecosystem of 150 Trees, 60+ Apartments
With 150 trees sprouting across 5 floors of terraces, balconies, and roof gardens, apartment complex "25 Verde" in Italy rises like a giant treehouse, a forest-building ecosystem combining geothermal energy, water reuse, and natural cooling.
Why I OPPOSE Vaccine Mandates, COVID Passports & Big Pharma | Jeremy Corbyn
And why that doesn't make me Anti-Vax - Jeremy Corbyn
How Hollywood Sells Us War
Ever notice how just about every single depiction of the US military on film and TV is positive? There's a reason for that. Come learn about just how long the military has been "adjusting" Hollywood scripts, and what that means for us as a society.
Why American Fascism Is On The Rise
It should be common knowledge that the troubling undercurrent of outright fascism has been becoming more and more mainstream over recent years. With new fascist and Neo-nazi groups popping up all the time, and with their rhetoric becoming ever more grotesque and anti-human, I...
How Left Is The American Left...And Why Didn't Socialism Catch On Here?
Every minute of every day, the media and most Americans yell about how the Democrats are going "too far left." For the rest of the world, this is an absurd statement, but the average American believes it...why? In this episode, we're talking about the Democrats, how left-wing...
The Third Harmony: Nonviolence and the New Story of Human Nature
The Third Harmony tells the story of nonviolence, humanity’s greatest (and most overlooked) resource. "I am exhilarated and grateful to the filmmakers for bringing forth such a fine gift for the future of life on Earth. Hurray! and deep bows." - Joanna Macy, deep ecologist...
Electronic Awakening
The film ELECTRONIC AWAKENING offers insight into the inner workings of the brain and its metaphysical connection to the repetitive beats that create a sense of oneness, unity and freedom on the dance floor.
Dozer's Pet Diesel
During the production of a documentary about dogs, a secret is uncovered that puts humans back in their place, with nature.
Tribes and Trance
Filmmaker Jessica Devnani travels to Tribal Gathering, a “conscious festival” in Panama that combines indigenous knowledge with modern day electronic music. Through speaking with attendees and tribe members, she investigates the connection between ancient and modern cultures...
A Temple of This Earth: Moving Beyond Redemptive Violence
(This essay is the final installment of a series. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3,
Native Hawaiians Fight US Navy for Polluting Island’s Water
Under the cover of pre-dawn darkness, Native Hawaiians surprised the gates of the US Navy Command with a civil disobedience action over the Red Hill fuel leak. Empire Files producer Mike Prysner was on the ground. Support the efforts to Shut Down Red Hill! 
Is It Time to Change Course on Covid? | William Eden
What are we getting wrong with Covid, and what does it mean to adapt to it becoming an endemic disease? William Eden is a biotech and healthcare investor who has been paying close attention to the progress of the pandemic from many different angles. He recently posted a viral...
How "Moderates" Serve The Right
This week we're talking about everyone's favorite grillpilled neighbor - the American "centrist" or "moderate". As much as they like to see themselves as enlightened arbiters of progress, centrists are little more than spoilers for actual democratic progress at best, and...
The Wisdom To Survive
Climate change is here. Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics, and spirituality. The focus: how we can live creatively and even joyfully in the face of this catastrophe, and how can we act to...
The Pandora Papers: How the World of Offshore Finance is Still Flourishing
In a major international investigation, Four Corners reveals the secrets of the Pandora Papers.
One Body One Heart
It can come at any time - a life threatening diagnosis that suddenly makes death real. As he confronts cancer of the pancreas, Bob Gunn draws upon his experience and practice as a psychotherapist, a Christian minister and a Zen priest to illuminate a way through that perilous...
Going Circular
Imagine a future where we mimic the genius of nature—to re-calibrate the way humankind lives, breathes, builds—respecting the limits of our resources and transforming the modern world. Going Circular unlocks the secrets to circularity, an innovative concept that could save...
What is Trauma? The Author of “The Body Keeps the Score” Explains
In Part 1, Bessel van der Kolk talks about trauma. In Part 2, he talks about 6 ways to heal trauma without medication.
230 People LIVING COMMUNALLY: Tour of Ithaca EcoVillage
The EcoVillage at Ithaca was established in 1991 and has become a mature communal village with three neighborhoods developed on 10% of the land with 90% of the land devoted to farmland and natural areas. Given that we're interested in communally living at Flock, we took quite...
GIFT
Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, GIFT is a richly cinematic film, interweaving character‐driven stories.
First We Eat
What happens when an ordinary family, living just south of the Arctic Circle, bans all grocery store food from their house for one year? Add three skeptical teenagers, one reluctant husband, no salt, no caffeine, no sugar and -40 temperatures.
All the Time in the World: Disconnecting to Reconnect
Three kids, ages 10, 8 and 5, spend nine months self-isolating with their family in the Yukon wilderness over a long northern winter. Small cabin, no friends, no internet, no phone, no electricity. For nine months they never once said “I’m bored”. Find out why. All The Time...
How American Workers Are Losing Billions
You've probably heard the term "wage theft" before, but do you know just how big a problem it is? In the US, wage theft dwarfs all other kinds of theft combined. Let's take a look at why this is happening and try to understand the underlying problems that enable it.
Hawaii Emergency: Navy Poisons Drinking Water
The US Navy has poisoned the largest water supply in O'ahu, Hawaii. Nobody knows how long residents have been drinking toxic water, how big the chemical leak is, or how many it will impact. But instead of urgent action to save lives, the Navy is engaging in a cover up.
The Spyware on Your Phone that could End Democracy | George Monbiot
“One of the most fundamental attacks on democracy & human rights ever invented”
The Worst Thing
How do you move past the worst thing to ever happen in your life? In 1985, Kathleen lost her brother Eddie, an American soldier, at the hands of the Red Army Faction (RAF), a German leftist terrorist organization. Now, decades later, she decides to seek out the group...
CASH-IN COP-OUT - The COP26 Glasgow Climate Summit
CASH-IN COP-OUT tells how Glasgow’s COP26 climate summit notched-up yet another year of talks that failed to find a solution to the climate emergency. Thousands converged at COP26 with polarised objectives. Businesses sought deals to cash-in from the climate crisis. Thousands...