Film

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

"Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" Is as Beautiful Visually as It Is Spiritually
by Heidi Hutner
Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar's presentation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's life will inspire you.
Film Review: Ken Burns’ Dust Bowl
by Valerie Schloredt
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 Herndon
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 Schloredt
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
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.