Activism

This category encompasses documentaries and video materials about the wide spectrum of activities that are today recognized and considered to be a form of activism. To understand what this category contains in terms of the content of the video materials, one must be able to properly interpret the term activism. Let us help you with that by giving you the definition of the above mentioned term.

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, activism is a doctrine or practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue. The core of activism, a broad term such as it is, perhaps is best explained using examples of the manner in which it is conducted. The purpose of this category is to provide, as many as possible, video materials for the viewers` utter content.

Before we provide examples of activism, it is also important to emphasize that activism is not necessarily defined as good or bad. There is a fine line dividing the two. The beliefs of an individual or a group, engaged in a certain form of activism, is what determines the prefix along with the selected methods used to achieve certain goals. The means of achieving a certain goal of an activist group or individuals among others are: civil disobedience, protest, demonstration and direct action (all of the above can have a prefix of “violent”). With the advance of technology and media, various new forms of activism emerged such as media/ internet activism and the so called hacktivism.

The wide area of documentary coverage in this category goes from the violent action against the participants of the gay parade that took place in Belgrade, Serbia in 2010, to the infamous “Bloody Sunday” a conflict between protesters and the British military that happened in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1972, followed by the story of near death experiences of two women from Ghana, Africa, who suffered greatly during childbirth due to the health care issues.

These are some of the stories of people joining forces in order to make changes in the world. Times and social occurrences are ever changing, often taking a turn for the worse. In those times of need, the activists are the driving force behind the oncoming tide of change. As in every story, there is also the other side of the story, a dark side, where activists achieve their goals using violence, reaping terror and mayhem on their path.

Explore the different aspects of activism; watch the inspiring stories of the activists on their path of defending their beliefs, and also those frightening tales of the dark side of activism, where violence and mayhem are a way of life.

Show more »
Justice
i have a dream speech
youtube icon
17:28
New

Martin Luther King Jr. is the most important individual in the civil rights movement. He is one of the sole reasons why we enjoy the civil rights we have today.In his battle for rights for African-Ame...

  • 14
  • 7 hours ago
  • Not Rated
Social
homeless population
youtube icon
12:55

No, this is not a story about beef tenderloin, one of the best meat dishes you can get. No, this is a story about the homeless population in America. Despite America being one of the most democr...

  • 224
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
Social
firefighters California
vimeo icon
29:18

Firefighters are one of our biggest heroes. They put their life in danger on a daily basis, all just so they can save us from danger. And we have to be thankful for that. How do they response to ...

  • 158
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
Environmental
environmental protesters
vimeo icon
35:27

People, companies and corporations are destroying our environment on a daily basis. Where do we draw the line? At what point do we decide it is enough, and we take matters into our own hands? Pe...

  • 192
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
Military/War
9/11 conspiracy
youtube icon
01:39:27

It’s been more than 15 years since America experienced one of the biggest and greatest terrorist attacks on its soil. And there are still conspiracies trying to shed some light on what happened on...

  • 734
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
Medicine
Nancy Frates
youtube icon
18:58

Almost everyone you know knows a thing or two about the Ice Bucket Challenge. The trend that went viral in 2014 was one of the most popular campaigns in history of social media. Celebrities like ...

  • 199
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
Music
megadeth
youtube icon
01:15:53

With more than 50 million records sold worldwide, and 15 studio albums, Megadeth are one of the few bands left from 1980s that have experienced mass success. They are part of the...

  • 390
  • 2 months ago
  • 10(1)
Military/War
che guevara
youtube icon
01:30:38

For some people, Che Guevara was a hero. For others, he was a monster. Secretly, he wanted to start a World War III, and the Americans and CIA wanted to kill him. His death i...

  • 731
  • 2 months ago
  • 8(2)
Technology
pia mancini
youtube icon
13:29

We can all agree that we are moving, and in fact, we are already deep into new era of society. The digital world has taken over, and the Internet has become one of the most i...

  • 294
  • 3 months ago
  • 7(1)
Sexuality
bangkok girl
youtube icon
42:23

“In this tourist heaven, it isn’t the exquisite countryside that makes the headlines, but the sex trade, and the galanf that come to exploit it. An estimated 800,000 wome...

  • 3,489
  • 3 months ago
  • 9.7(3)
Performing Arts
let me be frank
vimeo icon
39:01

Born in 1946, Frank James Moore has been an underground counter-culture hero in America. He became known in the early 90s thanks to his performances that featured nudity, erotici...

  • 316
  • 3 months ago
  • 7.7(3)
Sexuality
love freely but pay for sex
youtube icon
01:00:15

According to the latest studies in the UK, more women than men are paying for sexual services on a daily basis. The study, conducted in 2015, showed that women have too busy life...

  • 1,884
  • 4 months ago
  • 10(1)
Nature
climate change TED
youtube icon
16:38

In the next few years, we will determine whether the next 100 years will be the best of times, or the worst of times. Do you want to know what will affect those 100 years? Climat...

  • 428
  • 4 months ago
  • Not Rated
Sexuality
gender violence
youtube icon
14:03

What is it really like to be a young woman in India? Citizen journalist Meera Vijayann speaks on some of the problems and challenges women face in India.During her TED talk, she ...

  • 535
  • 4 months ago
  • Not Rated
Technology
the venus project
youtube icon
48:12

Jacque Fresco was born on March 13th in 1916. He is an American futurist and self-described social engineer, inventor and designer. Fresco is self-educated and has worked in a mixe...

  • 1,974
  • 4 months ago
  • 5.5(2)
Media
anonymous ferguson shooting
youtube icon
01:50:57

The Ferguson shooting is one of the hottest topics in American media in the past two years. The crisis started on August 9, 2014, when a white police officer, Darren Wilson, ...

  • 674
  • 5 months ago
  • Not Rated
Conspiracy
anonymous new world order
youtube icon
01:17:34

In the past few years, Anonymous has been presenting itself as an organization that wants to protect the common people, spread knowledge and debunk the secrets of the governm...

  • 1,159
  • 5 months ago
  • 5.8(4)
Performing Arts
let me be frank
vimeo icon
24:20

We continue with the Let me Be Frank serial, presenting episode 3. For this episode, music is again done by musicians, and the music is exclusive for the serial.Frank James Moore...

  • 316
  • 5 months ago
  • 10(1)
Performing Arts
let me be frank
vimeo icon
27:25

Presenting Episode 2 of “Let me Be Frank” serial. For the first episode, music was done by Frank himself. But for Episode 2, and the next episodes, you’ll see music don...

  • 291
  • 5 months ago
  • 10(2)
Performing Arts
frank moore
vimeo icon
29:00

For years, Frank James Moore is known as an underground counter-culture hero. He has been an artistic inspiration for decades.Born in 1946, Franc is one of the famous American...

  • 498
  • 6 months ago
  • 10(2)
Food/Drink
Gary Yourofsky speech
youtube icon
01:10:23

Gary Yourofsky is one of the most popular activists for animal rights. According to his own website, he has given 2,388 lectures in 178 schools, and more than 60,000 people h...

  • 375
  • 6 months ago
  • Not Rated
Military/War
solomon islands
vimeo icon
26:44

The Solomon Islands are peaceful area. A nation of hundreds of Islands in the South Pacific, the Solomon Islands are mostly known for the excellent spots for scuba diving and...

  • 596
  • 8 months ago
  • 10(1)
Short
hitchhiking
youtube icon
13:34

Jeremy Bryant needs to hitchhike to his granfather’s funeral and back home. The whole route takes 420 miles, and takes Jeremy through the state of Oregon. But this is not a...

  • 833
  • 9 months ago
  • Not Rated
Philosophy
new york city hackers
dailymotion icon
30:20

New York City is one of the greatest metropolises in the world. And in a city as big as New York City, different groups form. One of them is the New York City Hackers group, ...

  • 851
  • 10 months ago
  • Not Rated
Crime
a girl in the river
youtube icon
00:46

At the 88th Academy Awards, the short documentary “A Girl in the River – The Price of Forgiveness” took home the Oscar for best short documentary. Check out the trailer...

  • 2,801
  • 10 months ago
  • 6.4(7)
Political
Russell Brand: End the Drugs War
youtube icon
01:36:54

This hard hitting documentary that Russell Brand made for BBC Three in 2012 finished up with him offering proof to the Home Affairs Select Committee. Drawing from his own persona...

  • 2,465
  • 1 year ago
  • Not Rated
People
We Will Not be Moved
youtube icon
27:35

Phnom Penh is an enormous city. The Cambodian capital is being formed as a decisive, striking centerpiece of national development and modernization, and for that Phnom Penh needs...

  • 1,258
  • 1 year ago
  • Not Rated
Political
The Weatherman: Violent Activism
vimeo icon
01:30:26

This is a documentary about the American radical activist organization called ‘The Weatherman’. It is concerned with the organization`s origin, rise and, ultimately, downfall...

  • 1,452
  • 1 year ago
  • Not Rated
Medicine
Living With AIDS
dailymotion icon
01:49:34

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is a number of conditions that occur due to the infection with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. This virus is transmitted by ha...

  • 1,798
  • 1 year ago
  • Not Rated
Art
Ai Weiwei: Art and Activism
youtube icon
01:31:13

This documentary is concerned with the life and work of Ai Weiwei. He is a Chinese artist and a political activist. The director of this documentary and a personal acquaintance o...

  • 1,589
  • 1 year ago
  • Not Rated
Religion
Religulous
vimeo icon
01:41:00

At the beginning of Religulous, Bill Maher shows a bar graph illustrating the number of people in America who are not religious. That figure is 16% more than blacks, more than Jews...

  • 3,856
  • 2 years ago
  • Not Rated
Religion
101 East: Into the south
dailymotion icon
26:00

In the poorest areas of South Thailand, political unrest has resulted in militant groups targeting people in brutal attacks, with a total of more than 5000 people murdered since 20...

  • 1,297
  • 2 years ago
  • Not Rated

"Walking Merchandise exposes the sad story of middle-school-aged, Chinese children trafficked to the U.S. by smugglers known as “snakeheads.” Sent by their parents to work as l...

  • 1,647
  • 2 years ago
  • Not Rated

Radio Cordillera is a road movie through the Northern Island Luzon on the Philippines. In search for the transmission range of a local community radio, we cross the mountains of on...

  • 1,081
  • 2 years ago
  • Not Rated

"A short documentary that showcases a volunteer guide at Quetzaltrekkers, a hiking/trekking organization in Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala, that gives all of its profits to Escue...

  • 1,143
  • 2 years ago
  • Not Rated

"The Brussels Business is a thrilling documentary that dives into the dark depths of the world of 15,000 lobbyists that represent the EU in it’s political capital, Brussels, Belg...

  • 1,687
  • 2 years ago
  • Not Rated

"This short film, shot during March of 2012 in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso, shows Tuareg refugees from Mali with humanitarian staff from the UNHRC Emergency Team, as well as a...

  • 1,116
  • 2 years ago
  • 10(1)

"A Thin Line is a short documentary about two women from Ghana, Africa, who both almost died while giving birth, but survived and now tell their story. Focusing not on the near dea...

  • 1,313
  • 2 years ago
  • Not Rated

"A new political bill in Uganda threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. This film follows two activists at the head of this movement, David Kato and retired Anglican B...

  • 1,883
  • 2 years ago
  • Not Rated
Justice
Free Derry
vimeo icon
24:20

"Derry, in Northern Ireland, was a self-declared autonomous nationalist area, broken apart from the UK for 3 years. In 1969, activists against the British and their maltreatment of...

  • 1,745
  • 2 years ago
  • Not Rated
Activism
Hackers: Outlaws or Patriots?
youtube icon
01:26:35

Hackers: Outlaws or Patriots (also known as “Hackers Wanted”), is an film by Sam Bozzo and explores the history of hackers, or those going against the higher powers, throughout...

  • 1,987
  • 2 years ago
  • Not Rated

55 year old, former contractor, Mohammad Azmi, has dedicated his life to helping stray dogs and cats in a country where dogs are seen as unclean and taboo to touch. Despite the cul...

  • 1,167
  • 2 years ago
  • Not Rated

"Risking personal injury and jail time, an environmental activist obstructs the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform 100 feet up in the tree cano...

  • 1,398
  • 2 years ago
  • 10(2)
Economics
Four Horsemen
youtube icon
01:38:54

Four Horsemen is a bare-bones documentary about how we can restart the world’s economy. 23 international thinkers, government advisors and Wall Street money-men break their silen...

  • 2,317
  • 2 years ago
  • 10(1)
Latest Activism Articles
Tesitng an article seeing where it goes yeah
  • 689
  • 2 years ago
Five mindblowing documentaries
  • 2,557
  • 2 years ago
The 45 year old Jones received the Humanitarian of the Year Award in 1976, and two years later, he organizes a mass murd...
  • 2,343
  • 1 year ago
​One year and one month have passed, and there are still no signs of the Flight MH370 plane. The Malaysian plane is no...
  • 2,442
  • 1 year ago
Scientists have come up with this extremely clever idea to tackle rhino poaching.
  • 1,703
  • 1 year ago
Scenes from the chaotic streets of London this morning amid the 24 hour tube strike
  • 938
  • 1 year ago
The main reason Meru is known as the Anti-Everest is that few people within the climbing community, and almost nobody ou...
  • 6,751
  • 1 year ago
More than 60 women, refugees from Syria in Jordan, participated in creating a documentary movie about their country
  • 1,227
  • 11 months ago
Since the moment she was born, up until her death in 1983, Weiss was an influential voice not only in French, but also i...
  • 570
  • 8 months ago
In Schapiro’s words, he was fascinated by the “magic of photography in the dark room”. He was fascinated by the p...
  • 415
  • 4 months ago
View all