Keyword: activism

Malcolm X

Malcolm X (1992)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 199 minutes Release date: 11/17/1992
Biographical drama on the life of the late Malcolm X, who was assassinated on February 21, 1965.
Disleksia: The Movie

Disleksia: The Movie (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 10/03/2013
Filmmaker Harvey Hubbell V and his crew explore the unique nature of how each of us learn. Join Hubbell, dyslexic superstars Billy Bob Thornton and Joe Pantoliano, world-renowned brain scientists and researchers, students and advocates as they join a movement to revolutionize education. Find out what it's like to have your brain scanned inside an MRI and visit with a group of dyslexic researchers...
Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 03/27/2014
Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity and justice to others, Cesar Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of farm workers.
Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 06/26/2014
Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz helped in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS and co-founded Reddit. His fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was his groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared Swartz in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that...
Dir: Brian Knappenberger
With: N/A
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 82 minutes Release date: 03/20/2014
Born into a middle class Chinese immigrant family and educated at Barnard in the 1930s, the young Grace Lee Boggs noticed the inequities in American society and dedicated the next eight decades to working towards the betterment of all people. At 98, writer, activist and philosopher Boggs has been rooted in the African American movement for over 70 years and has devoted her life to an evolving...
Dir: Grace Lee
With: N/A
Winnie

Winnie (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 09/05/2013
Through determination and courage, Winnie Mandela survived the imprisonment of her husband, Nelson Mandela, continuous harassment by the security police, banishment to a small Free State town, betrayal by friends and allies, and more than a year in solitary confinement - all the while keeping the name of Nelson Mandela alive.
Finding Fela

Finding Fela (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 05/07/2014
Fela Anikulapo Kuti created the musical movement Afrobeat and used it as a political forum to oppose the Nigerian dictatorship and advocate for the rights of oppressed people. Here, we get a look at his life, music, and political importance.
Dir: Alex Gibney
With: N/A
Night Moves

Night Moves (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 05/29/2014
Three radical environmentalists come together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam-the very source and symbol of the energy-sucking, resource-devouring industrial culture they despise. Harmon is a former Marine, radicalized by tours of duty overseas. His life in the military is behind him, but at heart he remains the same reckless alpha male he...
Jimmy's Hall

Jimmy's Hall (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/29/2014
In 1932, James Gralton returns to his native farm in rural Ireland after a decade in the United States. Once known for his involvement with Irish Republican causes, he now aspires to a quiet life and reopens the dance hall he'd previously owned. The space becomes a much-needed community center where young people can dance and classes are taught. But it also becomes a place where social opposition...
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 11/21/2013
Filmmaker Michel Gondry explores the life of controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky. Through conversations with Chomsky and illustrations by Gondry himself, the film reveals the life and work of the father of modern linguistics while also exploring his theories on the emergence of language.
Pride

Pride (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/11/2014
To Be Takei

To Be Takei (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 08/21/2014
Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei journeyed from a World War II internment camp to the helm of the Starship Enterprise, and then to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. Here, we follow George and his husband, Brad, on a profound quest for life, liberty, and love.
Dir: Bill Weber
With: N/A
Titanic Town

Titanic Town (2000)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 08/31/2000
An ordinary housewife in 1970s Belfast takes on both the IRA and the British Army in order to put an end to the city's violence. Bernadette decides enough is enough when a friend is killed in front of her young son's eyes. She speaks out in public, but the Protestant press turn her words into an anti-IRA campaign. She is ostracized by her own community, until she decides to talk directly to the...

The Activist (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 03/06/2014
On February 27, 1973, eighty years after the Wounded Knee massacre, the place again became the theater of a confrontation between the federal authorities and the activists of the American Indian Movement. During the insurrection, Native American activists Marvin and Bud are arrested and thrown in jail. There, two officers monitor their every move and join forces with a young lawyer assigned to...

Michael (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/15/2014
Brave Miss World

Brave Miss World (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 11/14/2013
Miss Israel Linor Abargil was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan, Italy, at age 18. She had to represent her country in the Miss World competition only six weeks later. When to her shock she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. The film follows her from the rape, to her crowning and through her crusade to fight for justice and break the silence. During her travels to...
Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey

Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 70 minutes Release date: 11/14/2013
The adventure of 700 people trekking across the Himalayas to save the planet's "3rd Pole," a glacial region now devastated by the climate chaos associated with global warming, is chronicled. Battling the most treacherous terrain on the planet, the trekkers spread their message of ecological compassion through human's most basic means - by walking on foot, village to village, and showing by example...
Dir: Wendy J.N. Lee
With: N/A
Square

The Square (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 10/24/2013
From the 2011 overthrow of a 30-year dictatorship through the military rule that culminated with the forced removal of the Muslim Brotherhood president in the summer of 2013, we follow a group of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.
Burning Bush

Burning Bush (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 240 minutes Release date: 06/10/2014
This film tells the story of the political intrigue and fight for freedom in communist Czechoslovakia following the self-sacrifice by Jan Palach, the young student who set fire to himself in Prague in January 1969, and the legal efforts of his family to clear his name in the face of the oppressive communist propaganda machine. Based on actual events and characters.
1971

1971 (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Forty years before WikiLeaks and the NSA scandal, there was Media, Pennsylvania. In 1971, eight activists plotted an intricate break-in to the local FBI offices to leak stolen documents and expose the illegal surveillance of ordinary Americans in an era of anti-war activism. Here, the perpetrators reveal themselves for the first time, reflecting on their actions and raising broader questions...

Everyday Rebellion (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Guided by new theories and empirical evidence that assert non-violence is twice as effective as violence at creating change, millions of people around the world are putting down their fists and adopting peaceful tactics to resist their governments instead. From Ukraine's FEMEN activists whipping off their tops and Syrian protestors staining Damascus fountain water red to the clown-wielding antics...
Dir: Arman T. Riahi
With: N/A

Kate Bornstien is a Queer & Pleasant Danger (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 72 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
A self-described trans-dyke, reluctant-polyamorist, sadomasochist, and recovering Scientologist, Kate Bornstein has been instrumental in raising transgender visibility. She is a role model for a generation of people that is learning how to define its gender and sexuality, and survive in a world that frequently greets them with hate and hostility.

Letter to Anita (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 54 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Anita Bryant, a former Miss America pageant contestant, was the spokeswoman for the Florida Citrus Commission in the late 1970s when she began a highly visible anti-gay campaign disingenuously called "Save Our Children." Bryant not only helped overturn a Dade County ordinance outlawing discrimination against gays; she set off a broader wave of anti-gay sentiment nationwide. Thanks to her efforts...
Before You Know It

Before You Know It (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 05/29/2014
These are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans over the age of 55 in the United States, many of whom face heightened levels of discrimination, neglect and exclusion...
Dir: P.J. Raval
With: N/A
Tatuagem

Tatuagem (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Brazil, 1978. The military dictatorship that resulted from a coup in 1964 begins to stumble. In a cabaret-like theater located on the periphery between two cities in the northeast of Brazil a group of artists challenges power and conventional morality with theater plays and public interferences. Led by Clécio Wanderley, the troupe Chão de Estrelas, strongly supported by gays, intellectuals and...