Activism Documentaries

Before the Flood

The Science Is Clear, The Future Is Not

In this documentary, United Nations Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio takes a three-year personal journey around the world with the intention of exploring the topic of climate change.

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Tashi And The Monk

How Far Will Kindness Take You?

Lobsang Phuntsok is a Buddhist monk that received the honor of being trained under the guidance of His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

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No Laughing Matter

When Refugeses Find Their Smiles Again...

In 2015, more than 800,000 immigrants entered Greece illegally through Turkey.  They came from the Middle East and Africa. These days it has become common for thousands of volunteers to travel to Lesbos, Greece to meet these refugees and offer assistance. 

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Greening The Revolution

Dom Heder, Brazilian Archbishop, once said ‘When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.’ This award-winning documentary is all about food justice.

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Human Garbage

Manchester is a large city that offers visitors and locals a variety of entertainment. But during the last few years, something strange has been happening: the homeless population has grown exponentially.

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I’m Sameer From Damascus

The war in Syria has been going on for over five years. Many have fled the country but many have stayed.

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Preempting Dissent

In June of 2010, the leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries met to discuss the future of their nation. On that day, thousands of protesters marched down the street of Toronto to protest the policies of G20.

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City LAX: An Urban Lacrosse Story

A group of inner city eleven–year olds from Denver, Colorado have been given a way of escape and what one might call salvation, in an unlikely team sport.

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The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back

This 1985 documentary, by John Pilger, shares the shameful and tragic story of the persecution, massacre, and blatant disrespect of Aborigines in Australia.

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TURLOCK

On February 6, 2012 A & L Poultry egg farm workers abandoned 50,000 hens in wire cages without food. They simply walked off the compound and left the hens there to starve to death.

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Welcome to Australia

This 1999 special report hosted by John Pilger takes a painful look at Australia’s deliberate exclusion of its Aborigines in sports as well as in other areas.

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BUM: 7 Days on the Streets of Melbourne

More than 100,000 people in Australia live on the streets without any access to secure and adequate housing. Almost half of them are under the age of 25 and a little over 50% are male.

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DISOBEDIENCE

The Rise of the Global Fossil Fuel Resistance

The weather is increasingly going to extremes. It’s either the hottest it has ever been or the coldest. There’s either a devastating drought or sudden flooding.

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Apartheid Did Not Die

In 1994, millions of South Africans waited patiently to vote in the country’s first democratic elections. The world was inspired because it was the end of Apartheid; a system in which people were forcefully segregated based on the color of their skin. 

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The Potter’s Field

Somebody once said that you can tell a lot about how a society treats its living by the way it treats its dead.

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You Are Here

Scott Kellermann left his medical practice in California to travel to Southwestern Uganda. His goal was to set up a clinic to offer health services and help the sick population of Batwa pygmies.

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A Dream Preferred

Produced by Tribeca Digital Studios, in association with American Express, this film is a celebration of small businesses and entrepreneurship. It tells the story of the Taharka Brothers and their Original American Ice Cream Culture.

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Banana Land

Blood, Bullets, and Poison

It seems like everybody loves bananas. It’s the most consumed fruit in the United States although it’s grown hundreds of miles away.

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Forest Man

Almost four decades ago Jadav Payeng embarked on an impressive project. He decided that he wanted to save his beloved hometown.

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Green Gold

The story of how modern man is slowly exhausting the planet is not a new one. Deserts are advancing, water is becoming scarce, and every twelve years the Earth’s population increases by 1 billion people.

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Jessie’s Dad

On February 23, 2005, a repeat sex offender that lived right across the street in a trailer abducted and murdered the nine-year-old daughter of a Florida truck driver by the name of Mark Lunsford.

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The Last Survivor

Four Tragedies. Four Journeys. One Purpose.

It was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who aptly said ‘in the end we will remember, not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.’ This documentary film tells the stories of real people who survived genocide in their own countries.

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Udita

This film documents five turbulent years in the lives of the women who are at the grass roots of the garment workers struggle in Bangladesh.

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Sewing Hope

This film, Narrated by Forest Whitaker, tells the story of a corner of the world that has lived without peace for over 25 years.

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