Films For Action Launches in Phoenixville, PA

By Films For Action / filmsforaction.org
Jan 8, 2012
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Occupy Phoenixville is expanding into film, launching their own Films For Action chapter representing the Phoenixville area. We're hitting the ground running with two film screenings coming up in January (more details coming soon). Using this website and regular public film screenings, we're aiming to provide our city with a vibrant, independent alternative to the mainstream media.

Ultimately, our goal is to provide Phoenixville citizens with the information and perspectives essential to creating a more just, sustainable, and democratic society.

Along these lines, our website has cataloged over 900 of the best films and videos that can be watched free online, all dedicated to changing the world.

Get Involved:

If you live in the Phoenixville area and would like to get involved in the project, here are several ways you can plug in:

  • Contact our chapter coordinator: Carol Kuniholm- ckuniholm@verizon.net
  • Become a Member on the site. It's quick and easy to join, and after you create an account you'll be able to freely add videos, local events, independent news headlines, original articles and actions. We recommend joining with Facebook if you have an account. Check our guide to adding content for more details on the sort of perspectives and content we're looking to bring to the site.
  • Tell like-minded groups you know of in Phoenixville about the project, what our mission and goals are, and encourage them to add their events to the community calendar and their group to the group directory.

  • Have something to say? Join our Phoenixville Blogging Team to write about local issues. Contact us via the Contact page and we'll get you set up.

  • Spread the word.

 

 

If you'd like to know more, here are a few of our essential readings:

Films For Action Launches New Website, a "Learning Library for People Who Want to Change the World"

The Root Problem is the Root Solution: How We Can Fix Our Democracy and Create a Sustainable Future

Raising Awareness: Why We Shouldn't Take It For Granted

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Films For Action is a library for people who want to change the world.

 

Our mission is to provide citizens with the knowledge and perspectives essential to creating a more beautiful, just, sustainable, and democratic society.

Films For Action was founded in 2006 by a few friends in Lawrence, Kansas, after realizing how essential healthy media is to a healthy democracy.

Over the last 15 years, we've reviewed and curated over 1,000 free documentaries and 4,000 short films, plus over 150 pay-per-view documentaries, spanning 34 topics related to changing the world.

During this time we've been able to reach tens of millions of people - not by owning a TV network or spending truckloads of cash on advertising, but because millions of awesome people keep sharing 'films for action' with their friends on social media - in particular, our 850,000 supporters on Facebook and 70,000 site members. 

One of the coolest things is, thanks to our patrons, our library is ad-free and 100% supported by member donations. The Pay-Per-View films on our site, of course, help support the filmmakers, and 90-100% of the revenue for PPV films hosted by us goes to the filmmakers. 

To thank our $5/mo patron subscribers, we partner with filmmakers to provide access to a growing number of films that are unavailable for free. With just 28 highly-curated films at the moment, it's basically a mini "Netflix for world changers," but its main function is to support the library as a whole, which is 99% free and always will be.

Want to become a patron? Subscribe here. You can cancel or pause your subscription at any time.

If you'd like to know more, want to help out, or you're a filmmaker or distributor looking to collaborate, drop us a line via our contact page. 

You're also welcome and encouraged to submit videos directly to our library. Just click +Add Video at the top of the site and paste the video URL to get started. We share our favorite submissions with our fans on social media and feature them more prominently on the site.

Cheers,  
Tim Hjersted
Co-Founder & Director
Lawrence, KS