"Snowpiercer": If You Care About Climate Change, This Sci Fi Thriller Is For You
by Kate AronoffJul 07, 2014
- The film never flinches from the complex connections between economic and environmental problems.
How the Real Teens Behind "The Fault in Our Stars" Are Bringing Empathy to the Internet
by Christopher Zumski FinkeJun 06, 2014
- They call themselves "nerdfighters"—and they're unlike any movement you've seen before.
A Social Justice Tour of Oscar Winners Through the Decades
by Christopher Zumski FinkeFeb 28, 2014
- The upcoming Academy Awards will recognize some of 2013’s best social justice-themed films. Here are some of our favorite past winners.
"Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" Is as Beautiful Visually as It Is Spiritually
by Heidi HutnerAug 21, 2013
- Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar's presentation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's life will inspire you.
Film Review: Ken Burns’ Dust Bowl
by Valerie SchloredtFeb 01, 2013
- The new documentary will bring you inside one of the worst manmade disasters of all time in powerful detail.
Bidder 70: The Tim DeChristopher Story
by Samantha HerndonAug 01, 2012
- Last year, climate activist Tim DeChristopher went to jail for bidding $1.7 million (that he didn't have) to save 22,000 acres of public land from corporate extraction.
Inside America’s Worst Toxic Waste Cover-Up
by Valerie SchloredtJul 18, 2012
- Film Review: The Big Fix exposes BP’s efforts to minimize awareness of North America’s biggest oil spill.
Growing Cities: An Urban Farming Road Trip
May 04, 2012
- 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
Mar 30, 2012
- How worker-owned businesses from Cleveland to Spain are nurturing life and jobs outside the corporate framework.
The Koch Brothers Exposed
by Oliver LazenbyFeb 01, 2012
- 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 HarbinNov 01, 2011
- 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 MellingerAug 16, 2011
- Take a trip across the United States to find out who is developing low-carbon solutions.
YES! Film Picks: Fall 2011
Aug 01, 2011
- Film reviews from the Fall 2011 issue.
Film Review: Who Took the Bomp?
Aug 01, 2011
- The feminist band with a DIY ethos has a beat to get you on your feet.
Film Review: To Be Heard
Aug 01, 2011
- Three Bronx teenagers take on poverty, crime, and family stress with the help of good teachers.
Watch trailers to our pick of maddening and motivating independent films.