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Activism documentaries

The Human Experiment

The Human Experiment, a 2013 documentary exploring chemicals in everyday consumer products with narration from American actor Sean Penn (Mystic River).   The film presents evidence gathered by journalists Dana Nachman and Don Hardy who interview people whose lives have apparently been aff[...]

Deprogrammed

Activism Presenter Mia Donovan 2015
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Cults have been around for thousands of years, but what do we really mean by this term? Sure, you can have a "cult" movie which has a dedicated fanbase, like Pulp Fiction, but mostly when referring to a cult, especially on a documentary site like this we are referring to the more sinister[...]

Cool It

Cool It is a 2010 documentary by American filmmaker Ondi Timoner which is based on the book "Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming" by Danish political scientist, Bjørn Lomborg.   The main argument that Lomborg makes in his book is the crit[...]

The Age of Stupid

  The Age of Stupid is a 2009 climate change documentary directed by British filmmaker Franny Armstrong and hosted by actor Pete Postlethwaite (The Lost World: Jurassic Park).   The centrepiece of this documentary envisages Earth in 2055 where only one man (Postlethwaite) exists i[...]

Billions in Change

  The Billions in Change documentary is based on the corporation led by Manoj Bhargava with the same name which is dedicated to developing and providing technology to third world countries and bring an end to poverty.   Billions in Change focuses on aiding four basic human needs,[...]

The Dark Side of Chocolate

  The Dark Side of Chocolate brings to light the truth behind the West's favourite confectionary item.   This 2010 documentary which is narrated by Danish actor David Bateson takes us to cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast and Ghana where 80% of the world's chocolate orig[...]

Pig Business

  Pig Business, a 2009 investigative-activism documentary which calls for changes to the Pig Farming industry, written and directed by environmental activist Tracy Louise Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort.   The film advocates organic farming methods and exposes organisations selling[...]

The Yes Men

Activism Presenter The Yes Men 2003 Unrated

  The Yes Men, a 2003 activism documentary about Jacques Servin and Igor Vamos who are a light-hearted duo promoting change for political and social issues which are important to them.   Jacques and Igor set-up fake websites on which they proport to be officials from mega-corporat[...]

Do the Math

EnvironmentActivism Presenter Kelly Nyks 2013 Unrated

  The 2013 Do The Math environmental documentary by directors Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott implores us to take more notice of climate change caused by fossil fuels. The fossil fuel industry is killing us. They have five times the amount of coal, gas and oil that is safe to burn - and t[...]

180 Movie

180 The Movie is a 2011 activism documentary film directed and based on the book by New Zealand-based Christian minister Ray Comfort about the pro-life movement.   The film is a strong proponent of anti-abortion, to the extreme extent of making comparisons between abortion and the holocau[...]

Inequality for All

PoliticalActivism Presenter Robert Reich 2013 Unrated

Inequality for All is described as a "passionate argument, on behalf of the middle-class" by the film's director Jacob Kornbluth. As the title suggests, the documentary explores income equality in the United States. Much of the information provided is from a 2010 book called "[...]

Sharkwater

  Sharkwater "The Truth Will Surface" is a 2006 documentary created to help save sharks by advocating a ban on Canadian shark fin imports, written and directed by Rob Stewart.   The documentary shows sharks in their natural habits using underwater photography, shedding a[...]

How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague is a moving documentary about the global AIDS/HIV pandemic and work by organisations such as Treatment Action Group (TAG) and ACT UP.   The film was created by David France who made it in dedication to his partner Doug Gold who died from pneumonia related to AIDS&n[...]

Miss Representation

  The 2011 Miss Representation activism documentary explores how the mainstream media contributes to women being under-represented in platforms of authority.   Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom (who had recently retired from her role as First Lady of San Francisco) catalogues the li[...]