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An Act of Conscience
How far are you willing to go to stand up for your deepest beliefs? For Randy Kehler and Betsy Corner of Colrain, Massachusetts, their life-long commitment to pacifism led them to risk losing their home. For fourteen years, they publicly refused to pay federal taxes as a protest against war…
Heroes of Our Time
Heroes of Our Time is a film that penetrates the inner sanctum of the organisation - Greenpeace, during a direct action against the international oil company, Caltex. The film takes the audience into the centre of the action, sharing with them the suspense, conflict and uncertainty of a dramatic confrontation…
Return of the River - The Largest Dam Removal in History
A documentary infused with hope, Return of the River explores an unlikely victory for environmental justice and restoration. The film follows a group of committed people as they attempt the impossible: to change the public opinion of a town--and eventually the nation--in order to bring two dams down. Ultimately the…
We Will Win Peace
Seth Chase spent several years making marketing and advocacy videos for aid organisations in Central and East Africa. Now, turning the camera back on his industry, he explores the unintended but often harmful impact this work can have. We Will Win Peace goes behind the scenes of humanitarian advocacy and…
Voices for Peace: Four Films on Grassroots Activism
In this compilation, award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Robbie Leppzer chronicles grassroots activists from a cross-section of races, religions, and ages working together to stop war. 4 Parts include:
  • Choose Life
  • Call of the Peace Pagoda
  • Straight Talk
  • Voices for Peace
"A filmmaker unafraid to go against the tide."…
Seabrook 1977
In April 1977, the small coastal town of Seabrook, New Hampshire became an international symbol in the battle over atomic energy. Concerned about the dangers of potential radioactive accidents, over 2,000 members of the Clamshell Alliance, a coalition of environmental groups, attempted to block construction of a nuclear power plant…
This Is What Democracy Looks Like
This Is What Democracy Looks Like, a co-production of the IMC and Big Noise Films, weaves the footage of over 100 videographers into a gripping document of what really happened on Seattle's streets. The film cuts through the confusion and tear gas to paint an intimate, passionate portrait of a…
Send in the Clowns - Humor As a Weapon
A new type of activism is emerging that uses an unusual weapon to condemn injustice; laughter. We follow some of this new generation of activists to see what they do and if it works. In Europe the ironically named 'Save the Rich' and the 'Yes Men' are trying to raise…
Renewal
Renewal is the first feature-length documentary film to capture the vitality and diversity of today's religious-environmental activists. From within their Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim traditions, Americans are becoming caretakers of the Earth. With great courage, these women and men are re-examining what it means to be human and how…
Out Run - LGBT Politics in the Philippines
As leader of the world's only LGBT political party, Bemz Benedito dreams of being the first transgender woman in the Philippine Congress. But in a predominantly Catholic nation, rallying for LGBT representation in the halls of Congress is not an easy feat. Bemz and her eclectic team of queer political…
Send in the Clowns - Clowns Without Borders Visit Haiti
Send in the Clowns follows performers from the organization Clowns Without Borders. Their mission is to travel to areas of crisis and relieve stress and suffering through laughter. The clowns are volunteers, armed with a unique set of skills and an earnest desire to change the world. But is their…
The Campaign
THE CAMPAIGN follows the people behind California's historic "No on 8'' campaign to defend same-sex marriage through exclusive behind the scenes footage, interwoven with the national history of same-sex relationship recognition since the 1950s. The story focuses on an ensemble of five characters -- Alison, Holli, Richard, Anne and Claudia…