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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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Goal: To rapidly transition to a just, ecologically sustainable, holistic way of living as fast as possible.

We believe the first step to achieve this goal should be an information delivery network that can amplify the impacts of all our efforts 1000 fold. 

Although Films For Action is centered around film - its true objective is the transformation of the world. This means moving away from the unsustainable paradigm we have now to a regenerative paradigm, as fast as humanly possible.  

Film is the medium of delivery -- the catalyst, the metabolizing agent to speed up, amplify and multiply the effects of every transition movement on the planet. And of course, "transition" contains it all - social justice, ecological regeneration, true democracy, egalitarian economics, universal empathy, less cultural insanity and more happiness and well-being.

All of these movements need a media ecosystem that supports this transition, rather than the media we have today which marginalizes it, ignores it, sanitizes it, suppresses it, or actively fights it. There is certainly good coverage across many different news outlets, and the quality and depth varies, but in terms of volume, the good stuff is easily lost in the deluge of superficial concerns.

Watch any network TV channel for 24 hours or read the newspaper for a week, and you will see what we mean. The dominant narratives which drive the national debate and become "common knowledge" is more often superficial, focused on symptoms rather than root causes, and reinforces the conventional "two sides" within the status quo. The lies and spin promoted by figures in power become well known, while voices that challenge and expand the range of debate rarely get heard. But most importantly, the level of repetition and volume of coverage is what counts. What gets covered day after day, and what gets covered once and is forgotten, or not covered at all? That's why we need a media movement that's dedicated to elevating the voices that aren't getting heard. We need media alternatives that make social change its primary focus. That's why Films For Action exists.

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