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The rise of the surveillance state - Peter Vlemmix - PANOPTICON (documentary)

A free documentary about the rise of the surveillance state by Peter Vlemmix.

Control on our daily lives increases and privacy is disappearing. How is this exactly happening and in which way will it effect all our lives?

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We Are Legion | The Story of the Hacktivists Official Website.

We Are Legion | The Story of the Hacktivists Official Website. | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
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"WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivists, takes us inside the complex culture and history of Anonymous. The film explores early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater, and then moves to Anonymous’ own raucous and unruly beginnings on the website 4Chan.

Through interviews with current members – some recently returned from prison, others still awaiting trial – as well as writers, academics and major players in various “raids,” WE ARE LEGIONtraces the collective’s breathtaking evolution from merry pranksters to a full-blown, global movement, one armed with new weapons of civil disobedience for an online world."

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People & Power - Attack of the Drones

"The US government's growing reliance on aerial drones to pursue its war on al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Yemen, Afghanistan and elsewhere is proving controversial. As governments are increasingly relying on drones, what are the consequences for civil liberties and the future of war?"

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Trou Story - L'Exploitation Minière selon Richard Desjardins - YouTube

Documentaire québécois. Trou Story est un documentaire de Richard Desjardins et Robert Monderie qui dénonce l'exploitation « éhontée » des ressources minière...
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Richard Desjardins et Robert Monderie renouent avec la veine pamphlétaire de L'erreur boréale dans ce long métrage documentaire sur l'histoire minière au Canada. Une industrie qui réalise ses profits faramineux au mépris de l'environnement et de la santé des travailleurs.

Trou Story est un film qui sonne l'éveil dans un pays qui ne contrôle pas son sous-sol, où les minières ne paient pas de taxes sur leurs activités et où les municipalités paient les routes sur lesquelles roulent les camions qui emportent les richesses à l'étranger. Certains films sont pertinents, d’autres sont nécessaires. Trou Story est de ceux -là!

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Being in The World movie trailer

Being in The World movie trailer | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
a new film by Tao Ruspoli Once upon a time there was a world full of meaning, focused by exemplary figures in the form of gods and heroes, saints and sinners...
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"Join world renowned philosopher Hubert Dreyfus, along with a generation of philosophers he inspired, as they take us on a riveting journey of ideas, tackling some of the deepest philosophical issues of our time. In this enlightening trip, we learn what is unique about human beings that allows us to take the risks necessary to learn skills, and how an appreciation of mastery can help us recover a meaningful world. Travel to New Orleans to meet the Queen of Creole Cuisine, travel to Spain to meet the legendary poet and flamenco master Manuel Molina, and enter the world of Hiroshi Sakaguchi a Japanese master craftsman.

Humans acting at their best respond faster than they can think. They converse, experience "flow", "play out of their heads", and in general are responsive and receptive to the demands of their unique situation. Masters don't deliberate and reflect, but "straight away do the appropriate thing at the appropriate time in the appropriate way." Given that spontaneous actions can reveal people at their best, why is that today people feel that, in order to act well, they must always reflect and then, like a machine, choose the most rational response?

Being in the World is a celebration of human beings, and our ability, through the mastery of physical, intellectual and creative skills, to find meaning in the world around us. This film takes us on a gripping and surprising journey around the world meeting extraordinary people, showing how we go from following rules to proficiency, to becoming masters in the form artists, craftsmen, athletes, and, ultimately, unique human beings attuned to the sacred." (http://beingintheworldmovie.com/fi-what.html )

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The Top 100 Documentaries Inspiring the Shift to a Sustainable Paradigm

The Top 100 Documentaries Inspiring the Shift to a Sustainable Paradigm | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

"Creating a better world really does start with an informed citizenry, and there's lots of subject matter to cover. Our country has to come to terms with the true history of Western civilization. It has to learn about basic ecology. It needs to understand some basic truths about peak oil and the monetary system, the truth about capitalism and governments.

Our society needs a new story to belong to. The old story of empire and dominion over the earth has to be looked at in the full light of day - all of our ambient cultural stories and values that we take for granted and which remain invisible must become visible.

But most of all, we need to see the promise of the alternatives - we need to be able to imagine new exciting ways that people could live, better than anything that the old paradigm could ever dream of providing.

And all of this knowledge and introspection, dreaming, questioning, and discovery is essential for a cultural transformation that addresses root causes. This knowledge is vitally necessary. Taken together, this knowledge, which is documented throughout the 100 documentaries [Films for Action have] selected below, will lay the foundation on which the next paradigm will be built, post empire."

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There's No Tomorrow

An animated documentary about resource depletion & the impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet.

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