Activism Documentaries

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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