A collection of interesting movies, as I run into them
New Economy: we are told day after day to sacrifice to save the system, as if there’s no other possibility for survival. We hardly, if ever, run into any mainstream, serious discussion about what the “system” is, and whether or not, since it doesn’t seem to provide well enough for large part of the world’s humanity, we should instead be talking about changing it.
- Sacred Economics (43″ – youtube – Feb 2, 2013) – Charles Eisenstein is the author of Sacred Economics, an new book that challenges the established patterns of money an economics in our society and offers some resolutions for the future
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: when a conflict goes on for so long without a resolution, it usually means someone is stuck between a rock and a hard place and cannot work towards a true resolution unless the social context changes around them.
- Going Against the Grain – (47′ – Al Jazeera) Journalist Gideon Levy is arguably the most hated man in Israel for his reports on the occupied Palestinian territories.
- 5 Broken Cameras – ( 1:34′ – viooz.eu free) A documentary on a Palestinian farmer’s chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.
Corporatocracy: transnational corporations, bound by law to maximize profits and nothing else, have no morals, no flag, no country, no honor. They are no longer the company with a soul which our parents might have run, transnational corporations are machines without the soul that smaller, family run corporations may have had in the past. It is important to understand them, and how they have corrupted and taken control of our democratic institutions and elected representatives.
- We’re not broke – (1:20′ – Hulu free) tells the story of U.S. corporations dodging billions of dollars in income tax, and how seven fed-up Americans take their frustration to the streets…and vow to make the corporations pay their fair share.
- The Corporation – (2:24′ – youtube free) – THE CORPORATION is a Canadian documentary film written by Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary examines the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behavior towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person. This is explored through specific examples. Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, during the filming of the documentary.
- Ethos (2011) – (1:08′ – youtube.com) – Hosted by twice Oscar nominated actor Woody Harrelson, Ethos explores the mechanisms in our systems that work against democracy, the environment and our own personal liberty.
Banks: banks are corporations deserving special mention because of their ability to print money out of thin air, ability which we granted them and that they use to control people and governments as if they actually produced value we could not live without or could not produce ourselves. As we have seen in recent years, they are a special breed of criminals.
- Too Big To Fail – (98′ – viooz.com free) – Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
- The Untouchables (53′ – pbs.org) – FRONTLINE, correspondent Martin Smith examines why not one major Wall Street executive has been prosecuted for fraud tied to the sale of bad mortgages.
- Throw Down Your Heart – ( 1:37′ – Hulu free) Bela Fleck, one of the world’s foremost banjo players, brings the banjo back to Africa where it originated from, on a pilgrimage in which he plays great music with many musicians, from the locally admired best thumb piano player to international star Oumou Sangare
- Jiro Dreams of Sushi – ( 82′ – Dailymotion, in two parts) Suggested to me as an amazing movie about a sushi master and his son – the way sushi is made by the true masters
- Seeds of Freedom – (30′ – youtube.com) A landmark film narrated by Jeremy Irons. The story of seed has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt. It’s been written by those who want to make vast profit from our food system, no matter what the true cost. It’s time to change the story.
- Genetic Roulette – (1:24′ -) a compelling indictment of the GM food experiment that has been foisted on the American public without consumer knowledge or consent.
Our Brothers and Sisters:
- Crossing Mexico’s Other Border – (23′ – Youtube) When traveling from Central America to the United States through Mexico, immigrants are forced to battle drug cartels, corrupt police officers, and human traffickers, all before they even come close to the US border.
- Dakota 38 – (1:18′ – 2012 – whitewolfpack.com) The largest mass execution in U.S. history occurred 148 years ago, when 38 Dakota warriors were hanged from a single scaffold in Mankato. “We can’t blame the wasichus anymore. We’re doing it to ourselves. We’re selling drugs. We’re killing our own people. That’s what this ride is about, is healing.” This is the story of their journey- the blizzards they endure, the Native and Non-Native communities that house and feed them along the way, and the dark history they are beginning to wipe away.
- Earthlings – ( 1:35′ – free ) EARTHLINGS is a powerful and informative documentary about society’s treatment of animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. This multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about animals or wishes to make the world a better place. Warning: this is a very, very intense documentary, hard to watch. Most certainly not for children.
- Cancer the Forbidden Cure ( 1:13″ – youtube.com) – In the last 100 years dozens of doctors, scientists and researchers have come up with the most diverse, apparently effective solutions against cancer, but none of these was ever taken into serious consideration by official medicine. Most of them were in fact rejected out-front, even though healings were claimed in the thousands, their proposers often being labeled as charlatans, ostracized by the medical community and ultimately forced to leave the country. At the same time more than 20,000 people die of cancer every day, without official medicine being able to offer a true sense of hope to those affected by it. Why?
Our planet, Our way of life:
- Radioactive Waste: Dumped and Forgotten (53″ – youtube.com) – This documentary was shown on German and French TV but not in England. For obvious reasons the English don’t want anyone to see it. This is the English version which we hope you will mirror and call attention to. It discusses the effects of sea dumping of radioactive waste on the health of people living on the local coasts, like the Irish Sea and the Baltic Sea, which is the most radioactive sea in the world.
- Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation challenges new Shell tar sands mines: Indigenous people living downstream from the tar sands explain in their own words why they are saying enough is enough.
- To the Last Drop: Residents of one Canadian town are engaged in a David and Goliath-style battle over the dirtiest oil project ever known
- The Age of Stupid: A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.
- Helen Caldicott: The Truth about Fukushima (58′ – youtube) Helen Caldicott breaks down the lies of the nuclear industry and specifically the horror of the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns that have been completely covered up by the governments and press around the world. Helen is an expert on nuclear radiation and her analysis needs to be shared with all so we can put an end to nuclear power before it ends the human race
What follows is a list someone had posted on my FB wall a while ago. I haven’t gone through it but it looks like it could have some very interesting items (and some much less interesting) – as I go through it and find documentaries which I believe are worth watching I will move them to the more descriptive list above.
Flow: For Love Of Water
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man:
Ring of Power:
Invisible Empire: A New World Order Defined:
The World According to Monsanto:
America: Freedom to Fascism:
One Nation Under Siege:
Iraq for Sale:
Why We Fight:
Loose Change: Final Cut:
Richard Gage Blueprint for Truth:
The Money Masters:
The Hidden Agenda: The Fluoride Deception:
Michael Ruppert’s Collapse:
What in the World are They Spraying:
“Zero” An Investigation into 9/11:
Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business:
Dying to Have Known:
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead:
The Greater Good:
Forks over Knives:
The Drugging of Our Children:
In Lies We Trust:
What the Bleep Do We Know:
Owned & Operated:
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism:
Why in the World are They Spraying:
A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash:
We Become Silent: Last Days of Health Freedom:
They Want Your Soul:
The Line: (documentary about poverty in the US)