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Generation Like
Social media gives teens new platforms for self-expression, validation and even potential fame — but at what cost? Today, thanks to the internet, teens are able to connect and engage with their culture, celebrities, movies, brands – in ways never before possible. But is that...
Originally the birthplace of the middle class, Detroit is now on the brink of complete collapse. Loosing over 25% of it’s population and 50% of its manufacturing jobs over the past decade, Detroit is now in a state of emergency. Racial tension, globalization, lack of...
The Power of Love - A Reading by Satish Kumar
Enjoy this heartwarming share from peace and environmental advocate, Satish Kumar.
The Inner Peace Revolution
We all want peace, so why isn’t the world more peaceful? Discover the scientific evidence that points to a surprising solution.
Why Billionaires Should Pay for the Coronavirus Crisis | Grace Blakeley
"Not working people who sacrificed their lives to keep our economy going"
How the Modern World Makes Us Mentally Ill - Dr. Jonathan Haidt
Dr. Jonathan Haidt explains how good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for a failure.
50 Years Ago, This Was a Wasteland. He Changed Everything
Almost 50 years ago, fried chicken tycoon David Bamberger used his fortune to purchase 5,500 acres of overgrazed land in the Texas Hill Country. Planting grasses to soak in rains and fill hillside aquifers, Bamberger devoted the rest of his life to restoring the degraded...
My Octopus Teacher
A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world. 
Trump, QAnon and The Return of Magic
This mini-doc is a deep dive into the topsy turvy world of Trump, QAnon, 5G, Covid, vaccines, Satanism and more. You'll also find out about the epic clash between Magical Thinkers and Evidence Seekers.
Honest Government Ad | The Recession
The Australien Government has made an ad about the recession, its cuts to Jobseeker/Jobkeeper, tax cuts for the rich, cuts to the Environment Act; and the 'Gas-led Recovery' - and it’s surprisingly honest and informative.
Worker Cooperatives: Expanding Democracy In The Workplace
For the vast majority of people, work is miserable, tedious, and meaningless. It doesn't have to be that way. Expanding workplace democracy through worker co-ops is a step in the right direction. This video was written in part by a Second Thought patron! Big thanks to Thought...
The New Corporation
The Corporation (2003) examined an institution within society; The New Corporation reveals a world now fully remade in the corporation's image, perilously close to losing democracy.
Can Universal Basic Income End Our Cultural Obsession With Work? | Philosopher Andrew Taggart
In 1948, German philosopher Josef Pieper predicted that society was headed for a dystopia he called 'Total Work'. With most of us in 2017 working too long, missing social events, working on weekends, and egging on our older years just for the retirement, practical philosopher...
Hope in a Changing Climate - by John D. Liu
Hope in a Changing Climate optimistically reframes the debate on global warming. Illustrating that large, decimated eco-systems can be restored, the BBC World documentary reveals success stories from Ethiopia, Rwanda and China which prove that bringing large areas back from...
Living Soil
Our soils support 95 percent of all food production, and by 2060, our soils will be asked to give us as much food as we have consumed in the last 500 years. They filter our water. They are one of our most cost-effective reservoirs for sequestering carbon. They are our...
Public Trust: Fight for America’s Public Lands
A feature-length documentary about America’s system of public lands and the fight to protect them.
Childhood 2.0: The Living Experiment
For the first time in history, mental illness and suicide have become one of the greatest threats to school-aged children. Many parents still view dangers as primarily physical and external, but they’re missing the real danger: kids spending more time online and less time...
Trump: What's The Deal?
Donald Trump is one of the richest and most famous men in America, but on what foundation has his success been built? From accusations of harassment to repeated flirtations with bankruptcy, his very public business career has been one of artifice and intrigue; a Machiavellian...
America's Patriotism to Fascism Pipeline
There have been plenty of videos examining the YouTube far-right radicalization machine, but far fewer looking at the effect of Fox News and conservative talk radio hosts on older generations. This video by Second Thought is an attempt to explain why so many people from our...
Are You Really "Free" Under Capitalism?
For decades, Americans have used the words "capitalism" and "freedom" as synonyms. In this video by Second Thought, we'll explore why capitalism not only fails to provide the freedom it promises, it also actively suppresses real freedom. 
America's Two-Party Corporate Duopoly
The two major parties aren't as different as you think they are. Democratic and Republican voters are more divided than ever, but that's not the case for elected officials. In this episode of Second Thought, we'll discuss the similarities between the two major parties, and...
How Dark Money Convinced You to Vote for Monsters | Peter Geoghegan
The story of George Soros, fake news & the Americanisation of far right politics. 
How to Be a Woke White Person
Ever wonder how to become a woke white person? In this step by step instructional, you’ll slice through social justice warrior school and emerge with a high level degree in woke-ology. You’ll know not only how to get offended by anything, you’ll understand how to accrue woke...
Endgame 2050: Humanity's Last Chance Is Now
What will the future be like in the year 2050? A mere three decades away, most of us hope to still be around. So, what kind of future are we riding into? ENDGAME 2050 gives us a glimpse into that future, and it does not look good. Humanity has backed itself into an ecological...
Identity & Empathy | Ayishat Akanbi
Ayishat Akanbi is a stylist and cultural commentator. Her monologue 'The Problem with Wokeness' went viral a couple of years ago. She argues that modern social justice movements, or 'wokeness', often creates division, and harms those it is intended to help.
Infinite Potential: The Life & Ideas of David Bohm
INFINITE POTENTIAL tells the story of the man Einstein called his “spiritual son” and the Dalai Lama his “science guru.” A brilliant physicist and explorer of consciousness, Bohm’s profound insights into the underlying nature of reality and the interconnectedness of the...
Noam Chomsky: How the Mass Media Manufactures Consent
Summary of Chomsky's analyses on how the corporate media functions. Excerpt from the documentary Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992). Watch the whole thing here.
Seven European cities pilot solutions to be more circular
The Circular Economy Action Plan, adopted by the European Commission in 2020, is one of the cornerstones of the European Green Deal. The plan includes a series of measures to ensure that the resources used in the EU are kept in use for as long as possible. The final goal is...
The White Fragility Hustle
In part 1, Kyle Kulinski critiques the corporatization of anti-racist philosophy, which conveniently leaves the power structures (ie the true engines of inequality and exploitation) of these corporations unchallenged.
What is Work? | Nancy Folbre
What counts as work and what doesn't? Nancy Folbre shows how nearly half of all work done in this country is ignored by economists. She argues that we need to create better measures of non-market income, consumption and investment.
Noam Chomsky on the Harper's Letter and Cancel Culture
“If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.” ― Noam Chomsky
Globalization's Discontents | Joe Stiglitz
The promise of globalization is built on a lie, designed to spread risk while concentrating reward. Joe Stiglitz digs into why so many economists and policymakers have twisted the facts in support of this form of globalization.
Revolution Now! with Peter Joseph
Part 1: introductions are made, along with a treatment on the origins and nature of systemic racism in the USA.
Kiss the Ground
Kiss the Ground reveals that, by regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. Using compelling graphics and visuals, along with striking NASA and NOAA footage, the film...
InterReflections: A Story about The Greatest Revolution of Our Time
InterReflections is an experimental, mixed genre narrative feature film by Peter Joseph, adapted from his book The New Human Rights Movement. The ambitious, nearly 3 hour work challenges not only contemporary thinking about society, it challenges the very art of filmmaking...
The Fight Of Their Lives
The Fight Of Their Lives documents the citizens fight against a Hazardous Waste Incinerator in Granville County, North Carolina in 1990. But it was more than just a single county's fight, it was a statewide fight that garnered national attention. It shows the many faces...
War on Journalism | Bob Woodward & Julian Assange
If Julian Assange goes to prison for revealing government secrets, no journalist is safe—even the famous Washington Post reporter, Bob Woodward, who broke the “Watergate” story uncovering secret crimes of the Nixon administration. To illustrate this point I’ve logged dozens...
Revolution In Reverse: Debt, Work and the New Colonialism
Anthropologist David Graeber guides us on a profound analysis of the financial systems, current crisis and upheavals in the world. Taking as a starting point the tireless Occupy Wall Street movement in New York, the documentary uses reflections of Graeber and other experts to...
Is Universal Basic Income The Future?
Imagine a future in which every person was afforded the basics of life. How would this change our society? Is UBI the future? – Second Thought
It's Okay to Panic
​"It’s Okay to Panic" is a nostalgic portrait of 62-year-old Professor Szymon Malinowski, Director of the Institute of Geophysics at the University of Warsaw, who worries that climate change may cause human civilisation to collapse in the coming decades. A career educator...
The Age of Disconnection
The discipline that involves doing sports combined with the mental clarity that comes from being immersed in nature is a combination that has enabled thousands of people to abandon addiction, have a spiritual renewal, re-evaluate their lives and find their purpose in life.
RNC 2020 & Kenosha: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
John Oliver discusses a week that saw the Republican National Convention, a horrific series of shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and a strike in professional sports -- three stories that are really one story, about race in America.
Capitalism And Monopolies: How Five Companies Control All US Media
You're probably aware that Disney owns Marvel and Lucasfilm, but do you really know how consolidated the American media landscape is? In this episode of Second Thought, we're looking at how just five mega-corporations control the entirety of US media.
The Troublemaker: How Extinction Rebellion Became A Global Climate Movement
The film scratches the niggling itch that is lurking in many of our brains about the extinction of planetary systems that seems to be going on all around us, and the dawning realisation that something has to be done.
LA 92
Over twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests and violence in Los Angeles, LA92 immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely-seen footage. Produced by Oscar winner Simon Chinn and Emmy winner...
Honest Government Ad | TRUMP 2020
The White House has made an ad about how things are going, and it’s surprisingly honest and informative.
Government Explained
An inquisitive alien visits the planet to check on our progress as a species, and gets into a conversation with the first person he meets. The alien discovers that we live under the rule of a thing called "government", and wants to understand more about what "government" is...
Lost In Carranza
In the night of October 12th 2015, Pablo Carranza falls back into hard drugs despite his sobriety and battle against years of addiction. Alone in his apartment, filled with regret and guilt, he decides to confess by leaving a final voice message for his first love.
Down To Earth
Leaving behind their cosmopolitan life, a couple and their three young children travel the ends of the earth searching for a new perspective on life. In their five-year journey across six continents, they live with some of the oldest indigenous communities on the planet. From...
2040: Join The Regeneration (US-Only)
Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.
Until Further Notice
I made this video after a friend left me a voicemail. We had both recently been laid off our jobs and all non-essential businesses were being shut down. We didn't realize it at the time but we were the lucky ones - essential workers were out there risking their health to keep...
In The Executioner's Shadow
In the Executioner’s Shadow casts a penetrating look at the consequences of the death penalty through three powerful stories - a former state executioner who comes within days of executing an innocent person; a Boston Marathon bombing victim who struggles to decide what...
Knock Down The House
Four female candidates -- each driven by personal experience and hardship -- enter the 2018 race for Congress, challenging powerful incumbents for a spot at the table and a voice in government. This emotional documentary follows their campaigns. For more information and to...
I Can't Breathe
Mr Floyd's death, under the knee of a white police officer, unleashed a wave of grief and anger across America. That wave reached Australia's shores with thousands of Australians coming out to protest in support of our indigenous community. In this deeply personal story, Stan...
Broken On All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration and New Visions for Criminal Justice
Today, there are more Americans in prison or jail, on probation or parole, than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. The prison population has exploded by 500% since the end of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. America locks up more of its...
Policing the Police (2016) (US Only)
How do you change a troubled police force? Get a rare look inside a police department being forced to reform, in FRONTLINE’s 2016 documentary.
From Trash To Treasure: Turning Negatives Into Positives
In Lesotho—a highland country surrounded by South Africa—an artist named Nthabiseng TeReo Mohanela takes discarded materials and transforms them into unique clothing and accessories. Teaching young people the benefits of recycling and re-creation, she calls her project “From...
Once Upon a Time in Iraq (2020) (US only)
The voices of Iraqis take center stage in “Once Upon a Time in Iraq,” an unprecedented, two-hour FRONTLINE documentary special. They share their personal accounts and lasting memories of life under Saddam Hussein, the U.S.-led invasion of their country and the years of chaos...
Film School Africa
Katie Taylor, a Hollywood casting director, leaves her career behind in order to teach filmmaking to the youth of an impoverished South African community. Originally intending solely to equip them with employment opportunities, she quickly discovers the therapeutic impact on...