Film

Watch trailers to our pick of maddening and motivating independent films.

Growing Cities: An Urban Farming Road Trip
Can farming revitalize our cities and change the way we eat? Follow two friends across the United States to find out.
Cooperatives Put People—and Democracy—to Work
How worker-owned businesses from Cleveland to Spain are nurturing life and jobs outside the corporate framework.
The Koch Brothers Exposed
by Oliver Lazenby
Film Review: How far do the tentacles of the Kochtopus reach? Follow the money with this collection of 13 short films.
Film Review: The Last Mountain
by Ayla Harbin
Follow a group of residents-turned-activists in their efforts to save Coal River Mountain, the last one left in an area devastated by mining.
Film Review: Carbon Nation
by Robert Mellinger
Take a trip across the United States to find out who is developing low-carbon solutions.
YES! Film Picks: Fall 2011
Film reviews from the Fall 2011 issue.
Film Review: Who Took the Bomp?
The feminist band with a DIY ethos has a beat to get you on your feet.
Film Review: To Be Heard
Three Bronx teenagers take on poverty, crime, and family stress with the help of good teachers.
Film Review: Egypt: Seeds of Change
A video primer from Al Jazeera for would-be nonviolent revolutionaries everywhere.
Film Review: Queen of the Sun
How bees can save us—but only if we save them.
YES! Film Picks: Queen of the Sun, Egypt: Seeds of Change, and Phil Ochs
Film reviews from the Summer 2011 issue.
Film Review: Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune
A long-overdue tribute to a leading Vietnam-era voice of protest.
Film Review: The Economics of Happiness
by Kristy Leissle
Why are we so lonely when we have so much? Beyond the unhappiness of a disconnected world are new—and very old—ways we can turn it around.
YES! Film Picks :: Abe Osheroff, Living Downstream, and The Age of Stupid
Maddening and motivating independent films.
Film Trailer: Living Downstream
A documentary that follows ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, as she explores the seemingly unnatural causes of cancer.