Keyword: activism

Milk

Milk (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 128 minutes Release date: 11/25/2008
In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before...
Selma

Selma (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 12/24/2014
In the early 1960s, many blacks in Dallas County, Alabama attempted to register to vote, defying intimidation, economic retaliation, arrests, firings, and beatings. Desperate to find a way to force the United States Government to enforce voting rights, Martin Luther King, Jr. staged protest marches in Selma, Alabama -- in violation of unjust court injunctions -- hoping to provoke a...
Gandhi

Gandhi (1982)

Rated: PG Runtime: 188 minutes Release date: 10/30/1982
Biographical epic on the life of Mohandas K Gandhi, a proponent of peaceful revolution who led his country's fight for independence and was subsequently assassinated.

Asabani Nistam! (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
During the protests that erupted following the 2009 elections, Navid, an Iranian Kurd living in Tehran, mets Setareh. They continue their political activism at their university until one day Navid is expelled. To add insult to injury, Setareh's father tells him to stay away from his daughter if he really loves her. The thinking is that Navid will ruin her future if he continues to woo her as a...

I Am Michael (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2014
New Black

The New Black (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 75 minutes Release date: 02/11/2014
When legislation preventing same sex marriage in United States passed in 2008, many pundits pointed their fingers towards the African American community's presumed homophobia. Questions surrounding the history and the validity of these assumptions are examined and the complicated and combative intersections of the African American and LBGT civil rights movements are traced.
Dir: Yoruba Richen
With: N/A
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...
Pride

Pride (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 09/25/2014
It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover...

Free the Nipple (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 84 minutes Release date: 12/11/2014
Inspired by true events, the film follows a group of young women who take to the streets of New York City topless, to protest the archaic censorship laws in the United States. Activists Liv and With set out to start a movement and change the system through publicity stunts and graffiti installations while armed with First Amendment lawyers. The film explores the contradictions in our...

Out in East Berlin - Lesbians and Gays in the GDR (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 10/30/2013
Unlike in the Federal Republic, by 1968 homosexuality was already decriminalized in the German Democratic Republic's penal code. But not everyone welcomed their gay and lesbian fellow citizens with open arms. Their sexuality was still considered taboo and they were often marginalized from public life. Here, we hear from thirteen individuals who describe the private and political developments which...

Everyday Rebellion (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/09/2014
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
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...
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.
Finding Fela

Finding Fela (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 07/31/2014
The film tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan Africanist politics to the world.
Dir: Alex Gibney
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
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.
Der Kreis

Der Kreis (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 11/20/2014
Zürich in the mid 1950s. The shy, young teacher Ernst Ostertag becomes a member of the gay organization Der Kreis (The Circle) whose publication unites the fragile yet vibrant post World War II gay community in Switzerland. There he gets to know cabaret singer and female impersonator Röbi Rapp and immediately falls head over heels in love with him. Ernst finds himself torn between his bourgeois...
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
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...
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.
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
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.
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...
To Be Takei

To Be Takei (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 93 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

Call Me Lucky (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2014
Barry Crimmins was a volatile but brilliant bar comic who became an honored peace activist and influential political satirist. Famous comedians and others build a picture of a man who underwent an incredible transformation.