Film

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

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.
Film Review: To Be Heard
Three Bronx teenagers take on poverty, crime, and family stress with the help of good teachers.
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: 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.
Film Trailer: Age of Stupid
For one man looking back from the year 2055, it seems clear that we should have dealt with climate change as soon as we noticed it.