Wall of Activist Films

What is activism, and who are the activists?

We all are.

As Howard Zinn once said, "You can't be neutral on a moving train." So, even if we don't consider ourselves activists, no matter how we choose to spend our time each day, we're all advocating something. The question is, what world are we co-creating with our daily thoughts, words and actions? Seen in this light, we all have a great deal more agency to affect the world than we might think. And this is the insight we all have to reach. We all have to realize our individual and collective power.

As it stands today, apathy may be our number 1 problem. Too many people believe their actions won't make a difference, so people end up doing nothing and their despair becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Part of the problem is that too many people associate activism with political activism, and it's quite understandable that few see our utterly broken political system as a worthwhile investment of their time and energy, not even mentioning voting. But there is a far bigger range of outlets beyond political venues to put one's resources. 

This page is dedicated mostly to those non-political means. Above you can watch over 100 of the best videos about ordinary people coming together to bring about social, political, economic, and environmental change. These films put a spotlight on the voices of the myriad movements working to change the world - voices you will almost never hear represented by the mainstream media.

More than anything, these activist videos document the positive efforts people are taking to make a difference. Far from the impression that you might get from the mainstream media, there is a massive movement representing millions of people all across the world who are fighting for a better world. Let these films inspire you to join them, or, if you already have, to re-inspire.


Film offers us a powerful tool to shift awareness and inspire action. It offers 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.

Just imagine what could become possible if an entire city had seen just one of the documentaries above. Just imagine what would be possible if everyone in the country was aware of how unhealthy the mainstream media was for our future and started turning to independent sources in droves.

Creating a better world really does start with an informed citizenry, and there's lots of subject matter to cover. 

From all the documentaries above, it's evident that our society needs a new story to belong to. The old story of empire and dominion over the earth has to be looked at in the full light of day - all of our ambient cultural stories and values that we take for granted and which remain invisible must become visible.

But most of all, we need to see the promise of the alternatives - we need to be able to imagine new exciting ways that people could live, better than anything that the old paradigm could ever dream of providing.

And all of this knowledge and introspection, dreaming, questioning, and discovery is essential for a cultural transformation that addresses root causes. This knowledge is vitally necessary. Taken together, this knowledge, which is documented throughout the 500+ documentaries on the Films For Action website, will lay the foundation on which the next paradigm will be built, post empire.

So take this library of films and use it. Host film screenings, share these films with friends, buy and give copies to your elected officials and school faculty. Get this information out in to your community and you will be laying the foundation for a local movement for mass societal, environmental and economic change.


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