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SHIRLEY TEMPLE

As we close out 2014, we’re remembering Mighty Girl heroes who passed away this year, among them actress and diplomat Shirley Temple Black who died in February at the age of 85. The most famous child movie star in history, Shirley Temple starred in dozens of movies starting with her first film at the age of three in 1932. As a multi-talented singer and dancer with a famously sunny disposition, Black quickly became the most popular movie star of the Depression years. Black often spoke of the importance of this unique period in history to her success, stating: “People in the Depression wanted something to cheer them up, and they fell in love with a dog, Rin Tin Tin, and a little girl.”

Years after she left show business, Black started raising funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; a disease that afflicted her brother. By the early 1960s, she was president of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and co-founder of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies. In the years that followed, she became increasingly engaged in politics and served as the U.S. Ambassador to two countries: Ghana from 1974 to 1976 and Czechoslovakia in 1989.

Black also became one of the first prominent women to speak publicly about her fight against breast cancer. After she had a mastectomy in 1972, she held a press conference in her hospital room and urged women discovering breast lumps to seek medical attention and not to “sit home and be afraid.” Due to her openness around her experience, the NY Times stated that “she is widely credited with helping to make it acceptable to talk about breast cancer.”

To read more about Shirley Temple Black’s remarkable life story, check out the NY Times tribute at http://nyti.ms/1cslwRR

For a new book for adult readers about Shirley Temple’s tremendous influence during the Great Depression, check out “The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America” at http://amzn.to/1EeuIff

For stories for children and teens about girls and women in the creative arts, visit http://www.amightygirl.com/b…/general-interest/creative-arts

For over 450 true stories for children and teens about female trailblazers in fields ranging from the sciences to the arts, visit A Mighty Girl’s “Role Models” biography section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/history-biography/biography

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Top 100 Documentaries

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Recipe For Change | Building an Earthship in Ushuaia (2014) 62 min · The first feature length documentary having been conceived by the Valhalla Movement, Valhalla follows the story of Earthship Biotecture down in Ushuaia, Argentina as they and a group of academy students build a two room simple survival Earthship. Earthships are fully off the grid buildings which catch their own rainwater - create their own food and energy - are made using… 2

Disruption (2014) 56 min · This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong… 3

Human Resources: Social Engineering in the 20th Century (2010) 119 min · Human Resources explores the rise of mechanistic philosophy and the exploitation of human beings under modern hierarchical systems. Topics covered include behaviorism, scientific management, work-place democracy, schooling, frustration-aggression hypothesis and human experimentation.  “A viscerally overpowering film and at the same time a thoughtful meditation on the… 4

Gasland (2010) 102 min · The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlockeda “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town… 5

Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood (2008) 67 min · Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and violentvideo games to bogus educational products and the family car. Drawing on the insights of health care professionals, children’s advocates, and industry insiders, the film focuses on… 6

Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral On a Moving Train (2004) 77 min · In these turbulent times, Howard Zinn is inspiring a new generation. This acclaimed film looks at the amazing life of the renowned historian, activist and author. Following his early days as a shipyard labor organizer and bombardier in World War II, Zinn became an academic rebel and leader of civil disobedience in a time of institutionalized racism and war. His influential… 7

Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2007) 50 min · This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged from the earliest days of silent film to today’s biggest Hollywood blockbusters. Featuring acclaimed author Dr. Jack Shaheen, the film explores a long line of degrading images of Arabs—from Bedouin bandits and submissive maidens to sinister sheikhs and… 8

War Made Easy (2007) 70 min · War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in… 9

Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview (2013) 65 min · Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview is a documentary exploring the depths of the current human condition and the emergence of a worldview that is recreating our world from the inside out. Weaving together insights and findings from biology, psychology, network science, systems science, business, culture and media, the film reveals the inner workings of the human… 10

Inside Job (2010) 108 min · 2010 Oscar Winner for Best Documentary, ‘Inside Job’ provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews… 11

Earthlings (2005) 95 min · EARTHLINGS is a feature length documentary about humanity’s absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called “non-human providers.” The film is narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (GLADIATOR) and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum… 12

Peace, Propaganda And The Promised Land (2004) 79 min · Provides a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This pivotal documentary exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites—oil, and a need to have a secure military… 13

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (2011) 59 min · A series of BBC films about how humans have been colonised by the machines we have built. Although we don’t realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.  The series argues this has affected a wide spectrum of human institutions and studies, from American economic theory, to environmental policy, and governmental… 14

The Century of the Self (2002) 230 min · The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests? (Includes all parts of this multi-part series.) Filmmaker Adam Curtis has also directed:  The Power of Nightmares (2004), The Trap (2007), All Watched Over by Machines of Love and… 15

The Corporation (2003) 145 min · The Corporation is today’s dominant institution, creating great wealth but also great harm. This 26 award-winning documentary examines the nature, evolution, impacts and future of the modern business corporation and the increasing role it plays in society and our everyday lives. 16

Chasing Ice (2012) 75 min · Acclaimed photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient… 17

Taksim Commune: Gezi Park And The Uprising In Turkey (2013) 32 min · This short documentary tells the story of the occupation of Gezi Park, the eviction on July 15, 2013, and the protests that have continued in the aftermath. It includes interviews with many participants and footage never before seen. Since the end of May 2013, political unrest has swept across Turkey. In Istanbul, a large part of the central Beyoglu district became a… 18

The Yes Men Fix The World (2009) 95 min · The Yes Men Fix the World is a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world’s most outrageous pranks. This peer-to-peer special edition features never before seen footage of the Yes Men imitating the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and has been… 19

Dirt! The Movie (2009) 80 min · DIRT! The Movie takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility—from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation. The opening scenes of the film dive into the wonderment of the soil. Made from the same elements as the stars, plants and animals, and us, “dirt is very much alive.”… 20

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010) 97 min · 100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well— with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD… 21

The Crisis of Civilization (2011) 87 min · A dark comedy remix mash-up bonanza about the end of industrial civilization. featuring clowns, car crashes, explosions, super heroes, and xylophones and much, much more ….. Based on the Book by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed Directed by Dean Puckett Animations by Lucca Benney Networking Please educate friends and help support this movie by sharing it. 22

The Age of Stupid (2009) 88 min · Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite plays an old man living in the devastated world of 2055 in this documentary-drama-animation hybrid from Director Franny Armstrong and Oscar-winning Producer John Battsek. Runaway climate change has ravaged the planet by 2055. Pete plays the founder of The Global Archive, a storage facility located in the (now melted) Arctic, preserving… 23

The Yes Men: Changing the World One Prank at a Time (2003) 80 min · The Yes Men follows a couple of anti-corporate activist-pranksters as they impersonate World Trade Organization spokesmen on TV and at business conferences around the world. The story follows Andy and Mike from their beginnings with GWBush.com, and on to their tasteless parody of the WTO’s website. Some visitors don’t notice the site is a fake, and send speaking… 24

Grasp The Nettle (2013) 89 min · Grasp The Nettle follows the exploits of a ragtag band of land rights activists in London as they struggle against corporations, government, police - and themselves - in their efforts to create alternative communities outside the framework of consumer society. “a vital grassroots documentary which grapples unflinchingly with activism and protest in austerity Britain” … 25

Counter-Intelligence: Shining a Light on Black Operations (2013) 360 min · An extraordinary work by a gifted filmmaker, “Counter-Intelligence” shines sunlight into the darkest crevices of empire run amok. The film vividly exposes a monstrous and unconstitutional “deep state” in which multiple competing chains of command — all but one illegal — hijack government capabilities and taxpayer funds to commit crimes against humanity in our name… 26

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) 127 min · Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story comes home to the issue he’s been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world). But this time the culprit is much bigger than General Motors, and the crime scene far wider than Flint, Michigan. From Middle America, to the… 27

Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image Of Women (2010) 45 min · In this update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and… 28

Street Politics 101 (2013) 33 min · In the spring of 2012, a massive student strike in opposition to a tuition hike rocked the streets of the Montréal for over six months. Protest and militant street actions became part of the daily and nightly reality of this Canadian metropolis. Several times during this tumultuous spring, the numbers in the streets would reach over one hundred thousand.  Police routinely… 29

We’re Not Broke (2012) 81 min · America is in the grip of a societal economic panic. Lawmakers cry “We’re Broke!” as they slash budgets, lay off schoolteachers, police, and firefighters, crumbling our country’s social fabric and leaving many Americans scrambling to survive. Meanwhile, multibillion-dollar American corporations like Exxon, Google and Bank of America are making record profits. And while the… 30

The Basic Income (2008) 100 min · Grundeinkommen - ein Kulturimpuls (The Basic Income - A Cultural Impulse) is a German film with subtitles in 10 languages that makes the case for a basic income for all citizens. Subtitles Note: To make the subtitles easier to read, we highly recommend clicking the “CC” icon, clicking on settings and then increasing the font size as well as setting the background color… 31

Real Estate 4 Ransom: Why Does Land Cost the Earth? (2012) 39 min · REAL ESTATE 4 RAN$OM outlines a genuine alternative to the global property speculation that forced so many into debt. Doubling the pressure, the tax game has become just that, with tax havens a favoured option for the wealthy. The result - we are taxing the wrong things, causing more problems whilst bankrupting once proud economies. Fast edits and funky music help to lift… 32

Rise Like Lions: OWS and the Seeds of Revolution (2011) 97 min · Scott Noble, who also produced Lifting the Veil, pulls together a combination of internet and original footage to create the first feature-length documentary on Occupy Wall St, telling the story and motivation behind the movement in its own words. It is a treatise to the beautiful awakening of human heart and hope that has arisen in the American people, capturing the… 33

The Myth of the Liberal Media: The Propaganda Model of News (1997) 59 min · Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky demolish one of the central tenets of our political culture, the idea of the “liberal media.” Instead, utilizing a systematic model based on massive empirical research, they reveal the manner in which the news media are so subordinated to corporate and conservative interests that their function can only be described as that of “elite… 34

A River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth About Factory Farms (2009) 92 min · A heart-stopping new documentary, A RIVER OF WASTE exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in our modern industrial system of meat and poultry production. Some scientists have gone so far as to call the condemned current factory farm practices as mini Chernobyls. In the U.S and elsewhere, the meat and poultry industry is dominated by dangerous uses of arsenic… 35

Ethos (2010) 75 min · Ethos, a powerful documentary hosted by Woody Harrelson, is an investigation into the flaws in our systems, and the mechanisms that work against democracy, our environment and the common good. With a stunning depth of research and breadth of analysis, this film delves deep into the inter-connected worlds of Politics, Multi-National Corporations and the Media. Most of us… 36

FLOW: For Love of Water (2008) 80 min · Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering… 37

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992) 167 min · Funny, provocative and surprisingly accessible, the film explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist. A mammoth two-part project, the film is nonetheless light on its feet, favoring a style that encourages viewers to question its own workings, as Chomsky himself encourages his listeners to extricate… 38

Schooling the World (2010) 66 min · A note from Films For Action For the next month, the film-makers who created Schooling The World have generously made their film available to us in the spirit of the Gift. Instead of setting a price and transacting before you’ve seen the film, they are turning the tables and allowing you to experience the film and gift back according to your values, your means, and the… 39

WikiRebels - The Documentary (2010) 57 min · Exclusive rough-cut of the first in-depth documentary on WikiLeaks and the people behind it! From summer 2010 until now, Swedish Television has been following the secretive media network WikiLeaks and its enigmatic Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange. Reporters Jesper Huor and Bosse Lindquist have traveled to key countries where WikiLeaks operates, interviewing top members… 40

Park Avenue: Money, Power And The American Dream (2012) 59 min · Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) presents his take on the gap between rich and poor Americans in Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream. Gibney contends that America’s richest citizens have “rigged the game in their favor,” and created unprecedented inequality in the United States. 41

The Superior Human? (2012) 74 min · “The Superior human?” is the first documentary to systematically challenge the common human belief that humans are superior to other life forms. The documentary reveals the absurdity of this belief while exploding human bias. Featuring Dr Bernard Rollin, Gary Yourofsky Dr Richard Ryder, Dr Steven Best. Please share this movie with others. 42

END: CIV (2011) 75 min · Directed by Franklin Lopez, END:CIV examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen, END: CIV asks: If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the… 43

The Lottery of Birth (2013) 76 min · Do you shape the world or does it shape you? Drawing on leading thinkers from around the world, and with a torrent of mind-expanding ideas and information, THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH will make you think again about what it means to be free. 44

Oliver Stone: The Untold History Of The United States (2012) 570 min · There is a classified America we were never meant to see. From Academy Award®-winning writer/director Oliver Stone, this ten-part documentary series looks back at human events that at the time went under reported, but that crucially shaped America’s unique and complex history over the 20th century. From the atomic bombing of Japan to the Cold War and the fall of Communism… 45

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007) 104 min · BC’s illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as ‘The Union’, Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of ‘BC Bud’ being exported to the United States, the trade has become an international issue. Follow filmmaker Adam Scorgie as he demystifies the underground market and brings to light how an… 46

BBC: The Power of Nightmares (2004) 180 min · The Power of Nightmares is a BBC documentary 3-part film series. The films compare the rise of the Neo-Conservative movement in the United States and the radical Islamist movement, making comparisons on their origins and claiming similarities between the two. More controversially, it argues that the threat of radical Islamism as a massive, sinister organised force of… 47

I AM (2010) 76 min · I AM is an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better?   You can watch the final part of the film (3 of 3) on Giam TV, or via these options. The filmmaker behind the inquiry is Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy practitioners and the cre 48

The Canary Effect: Kill the Indian, Save the Man (2006) 63 min · From multi-award winning directors Robin Davey and  Yellow Thunder Woman, comes this ‘Illuminating Documentary’ (Time Out). Delving deeply into the often misunderstood and frequently over looked historic realities of the American Indian, The Canary Effect follows the terrifying and horrific abuses instilled upon the Indigenous people of North America, and details the… 49

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006) 52 min · When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba’s economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial… 50

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011) 162 min · A feature length documentary by Peter Joseph that presents the case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. The film intends to transcend the issues of cultural relativism and traditional ideology and move to relate the core, empirical life ground attributes of human and social survival… 51

Freedom Ahead (2012) 59 min · Never before in known history have so many people relied on so few for the basic essentials of life. In our present-day democracies, freedom is slowly being commodified. We have been giving our democratic governments more and more freedom while they have been busy restricting ours. In the name of democracy and global progress laws are drafted that will outlaw simple… 52

The Internet Must Go (2013) 30 min · The Internet Must Go is a video mockumentary which follows the character John Wooley, a market researcher who tries to come up with a plan for how internet service providers can try to market what internet access would look like without network neutrality protections. The concept is that big internet providers cannot prioritize websites or any other online services… 53

Do the Math (2013) 40 min · Like most people, Bill (environmentalist and co-founder of 350.org), is not an activist by nature. There’s really not that many people whose greatest desire it to go out and fight the system. His theory of change was that he’ll write his book, people will read it and they’ll change. But that’s not how change happens. What is required is to make a little noise, be a little… 54

Outlaw Comic: The Censoring of Bill Hicks (2003) 70 min · A biographical documentary on the late great comedian Bill Hicks and his career; in particular the censorship by Letterman that scarred it. Hosted by Janeane Garofalo, this documentary tells the story of Bill’s transition from a non-drinking, non-smoking, straight laced funny man, to a hard drinking, hard smoking, drug taking angry ranter, to the happy and finally… 55

Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2004) 72 min · An inspirational documentary that recounts the life of writer, educator, and activist Howard Zinn. Watch the full documentary above. 56

Food Inc. (2008) 93 min · For most Americans, the ideal meal is fast, cheap, and tasty. Food, Inc. examines the costs of putting value and convenience over nutrition and environmental impact. Director Robert Kenner explores the subject from all angles, talking to authors, advocates, farmers, and CEOs, like co-producer Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma), Gary… 57

There’s No Tomorrow (2012) 34 min · A 34 minute animated documentary about resource depletion and the impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet. 58

Why We Fight (2005) 98 min · Inspired by Dwight Eisenhowers legendary farewell speech (in which he coined the phrase military industrial complex), filmmaker Eugene Jarecki surveys the scorched landscape of a half-centurys military adventures, asking how and telling why a nation of, by, and for the people has become the savings-and-loan of a system whose survival depends on a state of constant war. The… 59

Will Work For Free (2013) 126 min · Will Work For Free is a documentary by Sam Vallely on the subject of technological unemployment. This work is protected under fair use and will always be free. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willworkforfree For information on RBE(Resource-Based Economy): http://www.thevenusproject.com/ Sign up to the TZM Mailing List: http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/ 60

UNMANNED: America’s Drone Wars (2013) 63 min · Highly anticipated documentary from director Robert Greenwald on the impact of the U.S. Drone Wars, at home and abroad. Tell your friends Donate Action Guide 61

Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade (2013) 53 min · Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade is an hour-long documentary film written and directed by Garrett Graham in collaboration with the Tar Sands Blockade and features exclusive video footage shot by the blockaders themselves during the course of over six months of sustained resistance. In 2012, Texas landowners and environmental activists came together to… 62

THE SKY IS PINK (2012) 18 min · 18 minutes could save New York. PINK LINKS: Selected Compiled Research The Sky Is Pink- Annotated industry documents featured in the film: .rollingstone.com/extras/theskyispink_annotdoc-gasl4final.pdf Affirming GASLAND- Our responses to industry charges against GASLAND gaslandthemovie.com/whats-fracking/affirming-gasland 63

Punishment: A Failed Social Experiment (2012) 85 min · Punishment: A Failed Social Experiment provides a detailed, critical analysis of the current legal and justice system generally in operation across the planet whilst also providing potential solutions which work on preventing crime and creating a much more socially sustainable society. Original interviews with: DR. DAVID SCOTT, Criminologist, University of Central… 64

A.L.F. Behind the Mask: The Story Of The People Who Risk Everything To Save Animals (2008) 112 min · Behind the Mask: The Story Of The People Who Risk Everything To Save Animals is a 2008 documentary film about the Animal Liberation Front (ALF). It took three years of filming, interviewing, and editing to complete. The movie was created by animal-rights lawyer Shannon Keith, who owns Uncaged Films and ARME (Animal Rescue, Media & Education). 65

Seeds of Freedom (2012) 30 min · Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system. The film highlights the extent to which the industrial agricultural system, and genetically modified (GM) seeds in particular, has impacted on the… 66

South of The Border (2010) 77 min · There’s a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn’t know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media’s misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. In casual conversations with Presidents Hugo Chávez (Venezuela)… 67

Awakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream (2011) 90 min · Wake up to your own role in creating a new future. This new perspective of the current state of our planet features top scientific, indigenous and activist minds from around the world. Now available for the first-time ever on video, The Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium empowers participants to respond to the urgency and the opportunity of our times with… 68

Subconscious War (2011) 29 min · Subconscious War is a short documentary on media, reality, and the culture of violence, It covers the prophecies of Aldous Huxley and Neil Postman’s grim assessment of our Brave New World and relates these to our violence and the cultural influences that fosters it today. 69

Pyramids of Waste: The Lightbulb Conspiracy (2010) 52 min · Pyramids of Waste is a documentary about the negative effects of consumerism and planned obsolescence. 70

Lifting the Veil: Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy (2011) 114 min · This film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the “graveyard of social movements”, the massive influence of corporate finance in elections, the absurd disparities of wealth in the United States, the continuity and escalation of neocon policies under Obama, the insufficiency of mere voting as a path to reform, and differing conceptions of democracy… 71

The Sacred Balance (2002) 106 min · Based on David Suzuki’s best-selling book of the same name, and filmed on five continents, THE SACRED BALANCE celebrates a new scientific worldview, an inclusive vision of nature in which we human beings are intimately connected to all life processes on Earth. With Suzuki as our guide, we visit the best minds of the age. Philosophers, scholars, priests, and shamans all… 72

Nonviolent Communication Basics (2000) 275 min · The Basics of Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg, Phd, is a recorded presentation of a 1-day workshop held in San Francisco, CA in April 2000.  “The purpose of Nonviolent Communication is to help you learn what you already know how to do… but forget … because we’ve been educated to forget.” In this video, Marshall Rosenberg shares a philosophy that… 73

Christie Walk: A Piece Of Ecocity (2011) 45 min · A Piece of Ecocity is an inspiring 2-part film about one of the only inner-city eco-housing projects in the world. It is a great example of what could be possible everywhere.  Part 1 is an introductory 10 minute overview which outlines the multiple community and environmental benefits of eco-cities. Part 2 is a 35-minute movie that is a virtual tour of Christie Walk… 74

PBS Frontline: The Persuaders (2005) 87 min · Frontline examines the “persuasion industries” — advertising and public relations. To cut through consumers’ growing resistance to their pitches, marketers have developed new ways of integrating their messages into the fabric of our lives. 75

Unwasted: The Future Of Business On Earth (2011) 54 min · Unwasted presents the alluring ideal of zero waste as a key element of the sustainable business model. While some may shake their heads thinking this an impossible task, it’s worth remembering that mankind had a zero waste lifestyle up until about 100 years ago. There were no plastic wraps around the food you bought, and virtually every scrap, be it fabric, paper, wood, or… 76

The Evolution of Ecological Consciousness (2013) 109 min · Permaculture designer Andrew Faust gives us an inspiring and heady narrative about the evolution of all life and human consciousness on Mother Earth.  For more info about Center for Bioregional Living or to subscribe to the newsletter:  77

Establishing a Food Forest the Permaculture Way (2008) 82 min · Join Geoff Lawton on a Permaculture adventure as he demonstrates how to grow a food forest from start to finish. Over 90 minutes of quality information to get you on the right track in creating your own garden of Eden. We start with a 20 minute Permaculture Classroom as Geoff explains the patterns of a Food Forest and the essential principles of “time stacking” your garden… 78

In Transition 2.0: A Story of Resilience & Hope in Extraordinary Times 66 min · This film is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. There are stories of communities printing their own money, growing food, localising their economies and setting up community power stations. Transition is an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about… 79

What Would It Look Like? (2009) 25 min · What if the world embodied our highest potential? What would it look like? As the structures of modern society crumble, is it enough to respond with the same tired solutions? Or are we being called to question a set of unexamined assumptions that form the very basis of our civilization? 80

The Untold History of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party 113 min · I wish my teachers had shown me documentaries like this when I was in school. Everything I was taught in school about government and politics was how things “should be working” if everything worked as intended (3 branches of government, all perfectly balanced and accountable to the public). It never taught me how politics really works, in the real world. Much like… 81

Development in Bad Waters (2013) 61 min · Many of us still don’t know the difference between charity and development. While the total amount of foreign aid to Bangladesh since its independence is nearing $50 billion, the income gap has continued to increase. The inequalities persist in a range of human living conditions, not just in a financial sense. This film is concerned with some of those living conditions… 82

Capitalism Hits the Fan: Richard Wolff on the Economic Meltdown (2008) 58 min · With breathtaking clarity, renowned University of Massachusetts Economics Professor Richard Wolff breaks down the root causes of today’s economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and in fact reflects seismic failures within the structures of American-style capitalism itself. Wolff traces the source of the economic crisis to the 1970s, when wages began to… 83

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Meet The Generation Of Incredible Native American Women Fighting To Preserve Their Culture
by Danielle Seewalker
10:50 | 19 Aug 2014 

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Native Americans represent just one per cent of the US population and some languages have only one speaker left. Now a new generation is fighting to preserve the culture.
Meet the women leading that fight:


Evereta Thinn
Age: 30 
Tribe Affiliation: Diné (Navajo)
Occupation: Administrator at a Shonto School District

When Evereta entered college as the only Native American in her English 101 class, it was at that moment she realized that she needed to speak up and not be that stereotypical ‘shy’ Indian that keeps to herself. She started bywriting an essay in that very class about living in ‘two worlds’; living in the traditional world and living in the modern world and how Native Americans need to find that balance in today’s society. ‘Knowing who you are as a Native, know the teachings from your elders and engraining them as you go out into the modern world is how you maintain that balance’. She further explains that ‘once the language fades, the culture will slowly start to go too. If the younger generations cannot speak the language, how will they be equipped to make decisions on policies and protect our tribes in the future?’ She aspires to start a language and cultural immersion school for the Diné (Navajo) people.


Alayna Eagle Shield (left) and Tonia Jo Hall (right)
Age: 24 
Tribe Affiliation: Lakota & Arikara
Occupation: Teacher in the Lakota Language Nest Head Start program/Medical student

Alayna currently holds a seat in the National Native Youth Cabinet under the National Congress of American Indians (CNAI). Three key issues that she addresses on behalf of the Native youth population are the importance of language and culture, bullying, and lack of education. Her passion to keep the language alive stems from her father being one of the few fluent Lakota speakers. He chose not to speak it to her as a child, but as she grew older, she understood the importance of keeping the language alive. ‘Speaking your language is a guide to knowing who you are as a Native’, says Alayna.


Shawn Little Thunder
Age: 26 
Tribe Affiliation: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Occupation: Poet / Singer / Songwriter

Growing up, Shawn was severely shy and timid. It wasn’t until after graduating high school that she was urged by a musician friend to be featured in one of his songs. This was a freeing moment for her and a new outlet to express herself. She began to write poetry and join local talent shows. While holding a work position at a teen group home, Shawn encouraged the teens to keep a journal and write how they felt. Most of what the teens wrote was poetry and songs so Shawn began a poetry workshop that led to an open mic at the group home. She decided to expand her efforts and encourage others to speak freely at local events and pow wows. Rez Poetry: ‘Wičhóiye Wašaka’ (Strong Words) was the name she coined for her events. ‘That’s what I want to do, empower other Natives, especially the younger generations’.


Sage Honga
Age: 22 
Tribe Affiliation: Hualapai, Hopi & Diné (Navajo)
Occupation: Server at W Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona

Sage earned the title of 1st attendant in the 2012 annual pageant, Miss Native American USA. From that point forward, she has been encouraging Native youth to travel off the reservation to explore opportunities. In Native American culture, knowledge is power and the youth are encouraged to leave the reservations, get an education and then come home to give back to your people. ‘My tribe, the Hualapai people, is so small that I want to be a role model to show my community and youth that it is possible to come off our land and do big things’.


Juliana Brown Eyes-Clifford
Age: 23 
Tribe Affiliation: Oglala Lakota & Samoan
Occupation: Musician, photographer, film maker, artist

Juliana and her husband, Scotti Clifford, have formed the band, ‘Scatter Their Own’ (which is the English translation for the word Oglala). They travel to various Indian reservations and other parts of the country to play their music. They are self-taught, cannot read music and play what comes out naturally from their hearts. Juliana is inspired to play for the youth and inspire them to branch out and learn about the arts and music which are topics not generally exposed on the reservation. The songs they write are about Mother Earth, social justice and about the Native American culture.


Kelli Brooke Haney
Age: 33 
Tribe Affiliation: Seminole, Creek and Choctaw
Occupation: Musician / Artist

As the daughter the internationally recognized Native American artist and former Chief of the Seminole Nation, Enoch Kelly Haney, it’s no shock that artistic and bold talent radiate from the ever-inspiring Kelli Brooke. In the early 2000s she formed a rockabilly band with her best friend called The Oh Johnny! Girls and also has a solo music project called Hudson Roar. Kelli grew up in a household where her parents spoke Seminole Creek as the first language. She is also the mother to a sweet five-year old boy, Jack, and expresses the importance of raising him with Native American traditions as well as encouraging him to embrace his own artistic talents.


Juanita C. Toledo
Age: 28 
Tribe Affiliation: Walatowa-Pueblo of Jemez
Occupation: Works for the Community Wellness Program on Jemez Pueblo Reservation

Growing up, Juanita was valedictorian of her charter school, President of the Native American Youth Empowerment (NAYE) group, and on the executive committee of UNITY (United National Indian Tribal Youth Organization). During college things changed dramatically for Juanita. She felt the pressure of life and quickly fell into depression, anxiety and succumbed to drugs and alcohol after dealing with a very traumatizing family event. ‘It was the worst time of my life; I really thought I was going to die and I wanted to die’. In 2012, she had a turning point. ‘I started to believe in my dreams and in myself again.’ She ran for Miss Indian World, one of the most prestigious honours a Native American woman could receive. Although she didn’t take the title, her tribal community was extremely proud of her representation. Today, she works for the Community Wellness program on her reservation and has truly influenced positive changes in the program and in her community.

See more images and read the full story in the September issue of Marie Claire.

Photo credit: Carlotta Cardana

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