Tag: activism

Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something (2020) 7.9

Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something (2020)

A documentary that tells the story of singer/songwriter/activist Harry Chapin's dedication to trying to end world hunger before his tragic passing....

Berkeley in the Sixties (1990) 7.5

Berkeley in the Sixties (1990)

The 1960's alumni of the Berkeley campus tell their stories about how the quiet school became the site of massive political activism on the part of students fighting for their right of political expression on campus and ...

The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel (2020) 7.4

The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel (2020)

Exposes how companies are desperately rebranding as socially responsible - and how that threatens democratic freedoms....

Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man (2019) 7.4

Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man (2019)

Jack Sim, aka "Mr. Toilet," is a crusader for global sanitation. Born in the Singapore slums, Sim knows firsthand the agonies of not having a proper loo. Now he's dedicating his life to a crisis no one dares talk about.:...

Trumped (2019) 6.8

Trumped (2019)

A group of young activists decide to push back against the rising xenophobia in their South East London community, being stirred by a particularly vocal politician. When an opportunity for political leverage lands at the...

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) 7.7

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

In Chicago 1968, the Democratic Pary Convention was met with protests from activists like the moderate Students for a Democratic Society led by Tom Hayden and the militant Yippies led by Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, wh...

Mur murs (1981) 7.4

Mur murs (1981)

Agnes Varda's documentary on murals in Los Angeles....

Freedom Summer-2014 7.5

Freedom Summer-2014

A look back at the summer of 1964, when more than 700 student activists took segregated Mississippi by storm, registering voters, creating freedom schools and establishing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.::Anony...

Time Is Art: Synchronicity and the Collective Dream-2015 8.4

Time Is Art: Synchronicity and the Collective Dream-2015

Jennifer Palmer, a corporate IT specialist-turned-writer, is compelled to make sense of the mysterious and powerful energy she felt at her aunt's deathbed. A series of strange coincidences leads her on an exploration of ...

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song-2007 8.3

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song-2007

Interviews, archival footage and home movies are used to illustrate a social history of folk artist and activist Pete Seeger.::Anonymous...

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz-2014 8.1

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz-2014

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. B...

Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda-2014 5.9

Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda-2014

As most of the world moves forward toward gay equality, Russia is seemingly heading backward. Antigay sentiment and legislation are spreading rapidly throughout the country. In 2013, the Russian parliament passed a ban o...

Whose Streets?-2017 4.9

Whose Streets?-2017

Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.::Sabaah Jordan...

The Wave-2008 7.6

The Wave-2008

High school teacher, Rainer Wenger, may be popular with the students, but he's also unorthodox. He's forced to teach autocracy for the school's project week. He's less than enthusiastic at first, but the response of the ...

The Best of Enemies-2019 6.9

The Best of Enemies-2019

Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration....

Woman at War-2018 7.5

Woman at War-2018

Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland-but the situation could change with the une...

Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen-2018 7.6

Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen-2018

Documentary portrait of pioneering filmmaker and mother Merata Mita, detailing how her filmmaking intersected with the lives of her children and indigenous filmmakers globally, and featuring rare archival footage dating ...

The Blood Is at the Doorstep-2017 6.6

The Blood Is at the Doorstep-2017

Director: Erik Ljung After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice and reform as the inv...