The other day, I read this sentence on IndyMedia “Don’t just complain about the media. Be the media.” This is exactly what we are trying to do. We’ve been featuring several organizations and using audiovisual means to promote “quality” information that helps to create a global consciousness of responsibility and action; always focusing on a positive vision of current problems and a constructive viral distribution of information.
Another organization that follows this same line of “…being the media” is Film For Action. The organization uses the power of film to create a consciousness about relevant themes. Their objective is to provide citizens with the information and perspectives essential to creating a more just, sustainable, and democratic society.
Film for Action believes that “an informed population is the first step towards a better world. Films are powerful tools to create consciousness about matters frequently overlooked in mainstream media.” You can find more than 1,000 films and independent documentaries on their page, dedicated to social changes, free of any charges.
These documentaries are intended to inspire and instigate people to act, providing solutions to different subject matters such as our present social situation, the current world economical scheme, food supply systems, sustainable communities and so on. They also provide at a local level, independent and alternative means of communication through projects and local campaigns, leaving traditional medias aside, and providing direct access to information so populations can participate and share.
Visit their website and enjoy much audiovisual inspiration!