Activism Documentaries

Quipu – Calls for Justice

In the 1990s Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori promoted a sterilization campaign that targeted underprivileged indigenous women and men living in rural communities.  

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Bride Trade

Fighting Tanzania's Child Bride Tradition

Even though it’s against the law to marry underage girls in Tanzania, many parents continue to follow the ancient tradition. This means that they give their daughters as young as 11 or 12 in marriage to men who are much older, sometimes more than three times their age.

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Stitched up in Cambodia

When Having a Baby Means Losing Your Job

Many famous name brands deliberately choose to manufacture their products in countries where labor is cheap. This comes at a high cost that usually involves human rights violations and abuse of power.

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Rhinos Without Borders

About a hundred years ago there were close to one million rhinos living in South Africa. These days their amounts have dwindled to about 20,000 white rhinos, 4,000 black rhinos, and only three northern white rhinos The population just keeps shrinking.

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Children of the Front

Civil war broke out in the Central African Republic in 2012.  It was a bloody conflict between Muslims (Seleka) and Christians (Anti-balaka) that led to the loss of thousands of lives.

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Orca Rescue

This short film was shot on location in New Zealand. It documents the life and research of Dr. Ingrid Visser. From a very young age, Dr.

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Danny From North Korea

This is the story of a young man named Danny, who was born in a small town in North Korea where he lived with his mother and grandmother.

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The Living Forest

The concept of Kawsak Sacha (living forest) is not new; it’s just common sense. And the Kitchwa men and women know exactly why this is important.

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AKA Lonely

In Western Mexico, there’s a place called Michoacán de Ocampo. It’s one of the states that comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.

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Keep the Coast on Your Left

Kayaking From LA to Tijuana To Fight Tuna Overfishing

These days, if you want to get your message across, you need to think outside the box. This is exactly what Andrew Szabo, an environmental activist and novice kayaker did.

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REFUGE

Human Stories From The Refugee Crisis

The world is changing quickly and the things that some take for granted are impossible dreams for others. Many men, women, and children have had to leave the comforts of their home and the familiarity of their place of birth to set out on a quest for survival.

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Dear Governor Brown

Stop Drilling California

California is best known for a healthy lifestyle, healthy environment, organic agriculture and being on the cutting edge of conservation. But very few people are aware that California is the nation’s third largest producer of oil and gas.

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Beauties Save the World

Taking On The Silent Eco Threat From Plastic Microbead Pollution

A team comprised of 14 female researchers hop on a yacht and sail to the Caribbean. When they first made the announcement, there were many chuckles.

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Dear Governor Cuomo

Ban Fracking Now

Hydraulic facturing, also known as fracking, raised more debate in New York City than any other issue in recent history.  Since 2005, gas companies started leasing land in New York to frack. 

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The Shegué, the Sorcerer, and Che Guevara

Saving The Congo's 'Witch Kids'

According to United Nations data, in the Democratic Republic of The Congo, there are over 25,000 homeless children. Many of them are living in that condition because they have been accused of doing witchcraft.

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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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