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The Demoralized Mind
Western consumer culture is creating a psycho-spiritual crisis that leaves us disoriented and bereft of purpose. How can we treat our sick culture and make ourselves well? asks John F Schumaker
The Top 100 Documentaries Inspiring the Shift to a Sustainable Paradigm (2012 Edition)
Film offers us a powerful tool to shift awareness and inspire action. By hosting community film screenings and sharing them online, they offer a method to break our dependence on the mainstream media and become the media ourselves. We don't need to wait for anyone or anything.
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.
Without Saying a Word This 6 Minute Clip From Samsara Will Make You Speechless
Can you put this video into words? It's a clip from the phenomenal documentary Samsara, directed by Ron Fricke, who also made Baraka.  If you're interested in watching Samsara, you can
He Didn't Always Speak. But when He Did, He Gave the Greatest Speech of All Time.
One of the most inspirational speeches in recorded history was given by a comedian by the name of Charlie Chaplin in the movie "The Great Dictator". If you like what you see please share the video any way you can and pass the message on, thanks!
Capitalism Is Just a Story - Rise Up and Create a New One
How many of us have a sneaking suspicion that something pretty fundamental is going wrong in the world? We keep hearing about the potentially devastating consequences of climate change but we are pumping more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every single year. We are forced...
Why I Think This World Should End
Sorry if this offends you. - Prince Ea
Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change
Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday; or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons; or that dancing around a fire...
Human
What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight? That we laugh? Cry? Our curiosity? The quest for discovery? 
Because You're Worthless - Challenging The Current Economic System in 3 Minutes
Poem by Agnes Török on the news of a new Conservative budget. Based on experiences of living in Britain under austerity as a young, queer, unemployed, female immigrant student - and not taking it any more. More info on: www.agnestorok.org Facebook Twitter
Free Trade Explained In An Excellent Comic
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) are the latest in a long line of international free trade agreements. But why are they bad for the majority of people and the...
A Hauntingly Beautiful Short Film About Life and Death
The Life of Death is a touching handdrawn animation about the day Death fell in love with Life.
Republicans Welcomed Bernie Sanders to Wisconsin By Calling Him an Extremist. His Response? Perfect.
This was just awesome. No wonder so many people love Sander's message. The opening minutes of the July 1st rally was a classic #FeelTheBern moment, delivered to a 10,000 person crowd, the largest of any 2016 presidential rally so far. Watch the full speech in Part 2.
The Best Social Change Documentaries of 2012
2012 was another big year for break-out films in the social change genre. With most of the bases covered for all of the major problems we're facing, more and more films this year focused on the solutions side of the equation, giving a voice to the uplifting stories of people...
Russell Brand: Is British PM David Cameron More Dangerous Than ISIS?
David Cameron outlined new anti-terror measures this week but is the Prime Minister's strategy on terrorism as straightforward as we're being led to believe? The Trews is Russell Brand's analysis of current events, connecting the dots and providing insight and information...
Alan Watts: What If Money Was No Object?
How do you like to spend your life? What do you desire? What if money didn't matter? What if money was no object? What would you like to do if money were no object?
A Thousand Rivers: What the Modern World has Forgotten about Children and Learning
The following statement somehow showed up on my Twitter feed the other day:
This Short Film Plays Out Like an Epic Movie That Will Shake Your Soul - But the Movie Is Real, and We are The Actors
For next year, we need a resolution capable of confronting the crisis we face, and making a future worth fighting for.
What Is Addiction? - Gabor Maté
Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the root causes of addiction and how to deal with them.
The Top 10 Films That Explain Why the Occupy Movement Exists
One of the most entertaining yet unsurprising aspects of Occupy Wall St has been the response from traditional media. Whether intentionally playing dumb or genuinely clueless, the mainstream media has failed to inform the public and substantially address the key issues. But...
TPP/TTIP/TiSA Grants Banks Terrifying Secret Powers
"In March 2014, the Bank of England let the cat out of the bag: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it. So wrote David Graeber in The Guardian the same month, referring to a BOE paper called "Money Creation in the Modern Economy." The paper stated outright that...
The Shocking, True History of Race Baiting, From the 17th Century to the Present Day
This powerful video by Matthew Cooke pulls together disparate stands to create the story of how the ruling class divides people in order to keep them enslaved.
The Myth of Positivity: Why Your Pain Holds a Mighty Purpose
Of all the great myths of contemporary life, one of the most toxic is positivity. It says: there are negative and positive emotions, and only the positive ones are worth feeling, having, expressing. Here’s why it’s really, really bad for us. If You Don’t Feel Your Pain, It...
Dominion
Dominion uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind’s dominion over the animal kingdom. While mainly focusing on animals used for food, it also explores other ways...
Wake Up Call: End the Nightmare of Consumption
Hidden beneath sleek, space-age screens and shining metal, the true cost of our gadgets lurks unseen… Have you ever felt like we're living through a nightmare of consumption? That you wish you could un-hook yourself and reconnect with a life that is somehow more real and...
The 6 Grand Illusions That Keep Us Enslaved
For a magician to fool his audience his deceit must go unseen, and to this end he crafts an illusion to avert attention from reality. While the audience is entranced, the deceptive act is committed, and for the fool, reality then becomes inexplicably built upon on a lie. That...
John Pilger: "There Is No War On Terror... There Is A War OF Terror."
John Pilger speaks frankly about the "War on Terror," saying that no such thing exists. "There is a war OF terror," he says, and it is primarily state-sponsored terror, and most of the victims of terrorism in the world are Muslims. Please watch this and share. So profound...
British Reporter Returns from Gaza and Gives Heartbreaking Account of What He Saw
Jon Snow (Channel 4 News anchor) recounts the scene in Gaza's al-Shifa hospital, where doctors struggle to treat adults and children wounded by Israeli attacks. 
Incredible Animation Summarises Noam Chomsky's 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine
For decades, Noam Chomsky has been the agent provocateur when it comes to critiquing the US mainstream media. He co-authored ‘Manufacturing Consent’, a seminal work on mainstream journalism and its role in the mechanics of power.
How Society Kills Our Creativity – In A Breathtaking Award-Winning Short Film
If you relate with a sense of having your true self shunned by the society we live in, this one’s for you! And if you have kids on top of that, it will really hit home.
US Soldier: "The Real Terrorist Was Me And The Real Terrorism Is This Occupation"
This powerful testimony by veteran Michael Prysner was delivered in March 2008 alongside testimony from many other Iraq veterans against the war. Every single word of this is relevant to the occupation of Palestine today, which the US funds and supports.
The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible - Charles Eisenstein
"There is a vast territory between what we're trying to leave behind, and where we want to go - and we don't have any maps for that territory." - Charles Eisenstein
Harry Patch: Anti-War Hero
Harry Patch had no time for, 'Thieving politicians lies'. Poem: Heathcote Williams Narration: Alan Cox Montage: Alan Cox and Margaret Cox
Inside Job
2010 Oscar Winner for Best Documentary, 'Inside Job' provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and...
In 1969, a Boy Snuck into John Lennon's Hotel Room with a Recorder. It Went Like This.
In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it. Using the original interview...
Welcome to Marinaleda: The Spanish Anti-Capitalist Town With Equal Wage Full Employment and $19 Housing
With virtually no police, crime or unemployment, meet the Spanish town described as a democratic, socialist utopia. Unemployment is non-existent in Marinaleda, an Andalusian village in southern Spain that is prosperous thanks to its farming cooperative.
Morgan Freeman Narrates the Greatest Story of Our Generation
This 6 minute short film tells the story of the human journey at this critical moment in time. Of all the stories to belong to, this is the story to be a part of. Don't watch it from the sidelines. Don't wait for the experts to figure it out. Ask yourself: how can I become...
A World War Has Begun - Break The Silence
I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Whenever I tell people where I have been, they ask, "Where is that?" If I offer a clue by referring to "Bikini", they say, "You mean the swimsuit."
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people...
Top 25 Censored Stories Of 2013 and a List of Independent Alternatives to the Corporate Media
Every year Project Censored puts together a list of the top 25 stories censored and ignored by the mainstream media. The recently published Censored 2013 covers the period between 2011-2012.
Killing Ragheads for Jesus: On Watching 'American Sniper'
“American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S. society—the gun culture, the blind adoration of the military, the belief that we have an innate right as a “Christian” nation to exterminate the “lesser breeds” of the earth, a grotesque hypermasculinity that...
Rich Media, Poor Democracy
If a key indicator of the health of a democracy is the state of its journalism, the United States is in deep trouble. In Rich Media, Poor Democracy, Robert McChesney lays the blame for this state of affairs squarely at the doors of the corporate boardrooms of big media, which...
The Revolution Is Love! Our Movement is for the 100%
"Love is the felt experience of connection to another being. An economist says 'more for you is less for me.' But the lover knows that more of you is more for me too. If you love somebody their happiness is your happiness. Their pain is your pain. Your sense of self expands...
The Astronauts Who Saw This Were Never the Same Again
On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the...
Stunning Summary of US Imperialism and Native Resistance... on MSNBC!
On The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC, Lawrence explains why a protest by Native Americans in North Dakota reminds us of the history American always tries to forget.
Tashi And The Monk
On a remote mountaintop of the Himalayas sits Jhamtse Gatsal (Tibetan for “The Garden of Love and Compassion”), a special school and home for 85 abandoned and neglected children. Founded by former Buddhist monk Lobsang Phunstok, who trained under the Dalai Lama, this unique...
The One Simple Truth about Our Existence That Everyone Needs to Know
If humanity came to understand this - everything would change.
Oliver Stone: The Untold History Of The United States
There is a classified America we were never meant to see. From Academy Award®-winning writer/director Oliver Stone, this ten-part documentary series looks back at human events that at the time went under reported, but that crucially shaped America's unique and complex history...
25 Thought-Provoking Pieces From A Prize-Winning Polish Cartoonist
Pawel Kuczynski is a Polish artist who specialises in images that make you think hard about the world we live in.
We Are The People of the Apocalypse
As growth-driven consumer culture spurs on planetary destruction, why don’t we spring into action? Psychologist John F Schumaker says a frightening erosion of human personality lies at the heart of the problem.
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image Of Women
In this update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and...
Jacque Fresco - A Story of Change
"Every action and decision we take - or don't - ripples into the future. For the first time we have the capability, the technology, and the knowledge to direct these ripples."
Gabor Mate on the Myth of Normal
Physician Dr. Gabor Mate began his interview by addressing the 'myth of normal' that divides us into the normal and the abnormal with pathological traits. Dr. Mate mentions that he doesn't see a division, but a continuum where mental distress, of some degree, is present in...
The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy
The global economy is in crisis. The exponential exhaustion of natural resources, declining productivity, slow growth, rising unemployment, and steep inequality, forces us to rethink our economic models. Where do we go from here? In this feature-length documentary, social and...
This Woman Gets No Applause...Why? They Are Too Creeped Out...
Think you aren't being fooled by advertising tricks? Take a look at this so-called expert revealing food marketing's secret weapon. No amount of marketing makes factory farming acceptable. You can stop the spin at http://www.ciwf.org.uk/truth
6 Destructive Ideas Perpetuated in Western Culture
Since the day you emerged into this bizarre, sparkling universe, you’ve been conditioned to think in certain ways.
Better, Not More
As we assess the current state of our world and consider together the elements that are essential to a ‘just transition’, and ultimately, a just economy, we are called to consider four goals: to decommodify nature, reimagine work, liberate knowledge and democratize wealth...
I Wish for You... Jeremy Irons is a Grandfather With A Beautiful Message for His Granddaughter
'War Horse' author Michael Morpurgo and actors Jeremy Irons and Maxine Peake have joined forces to make a powerful new 5 minute film especially for you. Please watch and share.
This Video Dispels Every "Nature VS Nurture" Myth You've Ever Heard. The Implications are Profound.
If everyone watched this it could transform the world.
A New Story of the People | Charles Eisenstein
The old story of our culture is losing its meaning for more and more people. Perhaps almost everyone can feel it these days. But a new story is emerging too - one that recognizes some long forgotten truths about who we are and our relationship to the world.