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This Video Dispels Every "Nature VS Nurture" Myth You've Ever Heard. The Implications are Profound.

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If everyone watched this it could transform the world.

This is a segment from Moving Forward (2011). Watch the full documentary here.

"There is an alternative to police and prisons. It's called investing in communities instead of waging war on them.

It means, simply, to fund solutions that address the root causes of crime.

Police are literally designed to fail in this respect. They can only treat symptoms. They keep our unjust, unequal and inhumane society under control.

Underpinning the police and war-on-crime mentality are several myths about human nature and human behavior.

Most people are familiar with the myths, so they think "police" will be necessary forever. But this is not true.

When we understand how human behavior is influenced by the environment - it then becomes a matter of creating a society that supports the development of prosocial behavior rather than anti-social behavior.

If you watch this video, you'll understand what we mean.

This knowledge is critical to creating a society that has addressed the root causes of crime, making police and prisons obsolete.

If we have the audacity to call ourselves a civilized society, this is the vision we must pursue.

A world without cops, prisons, or standing armies. A world where we help the most vulnerable, marginalized and traumatized people growing up in this culture, not wage war on them.

We need to create a society that truly believes in the inherent worth and dignity of every individual.

In that respect, city, state and national budgets are moral documents. We fund the things we value.

This is why there is a national movement calling on all cities to #DefundThePolce and #InvestInCommunities."

Films For Action 6/11/2020

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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, while 99% of our library is free to access and always will be. 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 patrons, we partner with filmmakers and distributors to provide free access to a growing number of films that are normally pay-per-view. With just 20 highly curated films at the moment, it's basically a very, very tiny Netflix for world changers, but its main function is to support the library as a whole.

If you'd like to know more, want to help out, or you're a filmmaker looking to collaborate, feel free to get in touch!

Cheers,  Tim Hjersted