FilmsforAction

Changing the World through Film

Films for Action

Changing the World through Film

Films for Action

Films For Action is a community-powered learning library for people who want to change the world.

Film offers us a powerful tool to raise awareness of important issues not covered by the mainstream news. Our goal is to provide citizens with the information and perspectives essential to creating a more just, sustainable, and democratic society.

This website has cataloged over 3000 of the best films and videos that can be watched free online, sorted into 40 subjects related to changing the world.

At the local level, their city chapters are working to create alternative media channels that will inform, connect, and inspire action at a community level.

Their city chapters screen documentaries at independent theaters and other venues throughout the year. With many films we launch an accompanying educational or action-oriented campaign to address the issues presented by the films.

The local city chapters offer several tools to connect and inform people through our website, including a calendar of local activist events, a directory of local activist groups, and a news section for members to contribute original or republished local news and perspectives.

All in all, through the screenings, action campaigns and the website, our city chapters aim to provide an information and resource network that will reduce our cities' dependence on corporate media, providing more meaningful and reliable ways to stay informed on the issues that matter.

FilmsforAction

Viva la Revolution! Let's use the power of film and media to grow the education revolution! It's the soil upon which every other revolution grows.

This idea that "I am because you are" - that your happiness is my happiness - this is the guiding principle of love, of ubuntu that is what keeps our feet moving and our hearts in action. We are all one human family in relationship with each other and the rest of the community of life on Earth. We seek power with, not power over.

We celebrate the diversity of peaceful cultures that exists across the globe while recognizing our underlying unity. We stand against the homogenization of the world in all it's various forms - this toxic belief in the 'one right way' which has been responsible for all of the colonialization and conquest and subjugation we have seen in the past.

We believe that the old way should not be replaced with a new best way (which would be a repeat of the old way) - but rather 10,000 new and ancient ways of living. There is no one solution to the world's problems. There are 10,000 solutions, 10,000 ways of life - and we need them all.

We are everyone who dreams of a more beautiful world and is finding ways to put their values into action.

Ivo Valkenburg

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