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Video: Paths of Glory | How Corrupt Leaders Destroy Our Humanity (& Good Ones Fight For It)

Humanity fluctuates with power, morality, and truth. There’s more than one way to be objectified.

January 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Video: Ladies Room

Ladies Room is a film about women in films. It features a group of ladies in the ladies’ room, talking about the things women talk about. If it sounds simple, it’s because it is.

January 22, 2022 · 2 Comments

Video: An Antiwar Couple Who Shaped History

“Radical Love” tells the story of Michael and Eleanora Kennedy’s lifelong dedication to radical political movements—from the Black Panthers to the Weather Underground—and to each other.

January 16, 2022 · 7 Comments

Video: Day Release (Freigang)

In this internationally acclaimed film, single mother Kathi receives day release from prison and finds her three-year-old son, who is living with her unstable mother, in bad circumstances. She is forced to find a way to enable a better future for him, while time is against her, she has to be back in prison at six pm.

January 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Derrick Z. Jackson: We saved the puffins. Now a warming planet is unraveling that work.

Seabirds are climate change prisoners. Our inaction makes us the executioners.

January 14, 2022 · 1 Comment

George Monbiot: Losing It

Faced with the gathering collapse of the biosphere, and governments’ refusal to take the necessary action, how do we stop ourselves from falling apart?

January 12, 2022 · 7 Comments

Video: Seven million years of human evolution

This video from the American Museum of Natural History tracks scientists’ current best guess at a timeline of hominin species, including when and where they lived, and how extinctions and interbreeding led to Homo sapiens becoming the last hominin on Earth.

January 10, 2022 · 1 Comment

Video: Ada Blackjack Rising

In the pre-dawn twilight of an Alaskan shore, a young Native woman reflects on the story of Ada Blackjack, the sole survivor of a disastrous 1921 Arctic expedition, and the loneliness she must have felt waiting for a rescue through the months-long polar night.

January 9, 2022 · 1 Comment

Video: Pile

Water then food. Agriculture then industry. Old then new. Critical then extra. Simple to complex. Concrete to abstract. Dirt to clouds. Real to unreal.

January 5, 2022 · 1 Comment

Video: Alpha Mare

After a mental health crisis, Karin finds peace among her beloved horses.

January 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

Most Popular Vox Populi Posts for 2021

At the end of each year, I enjoy compiling a list of the Vox Vopuli posts which attracted the most viewers. This year, for the first time, I’m also noting the single most popular post in each category since VP was founded in April, 2014. If you see an author or title that looks interesting, I hope you’ll visit (or re-visit) the post. Thank you for being part of our community! — Michael Simms, editor

December 30, 2021 · 7 Comments

Video: Motherload (A Lynch Sisters Film)

Follow professional skiers and mothers Izzy Lynch and Tessa Treadway as they carry the load of loss, life changing events, and the love of their children into the mountains where they find the moments of peace, growth and healing that help them carry on.

December 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

Vimeo: Viktor on the Moon

Viktor Leth, who has never been on a date, accidentally sits down at the wrong table with the slightly older and married Rebekka. This is the start of a weird and wild night for the two of them in which Viktor learns more about life and love than most people do in a lifetime

December 26, 2021 · 3 Comments

Video: The Spiritual Exercises

What risks of the heart are worth taking? This is a story of love prevailing against all odds.

December 25, 2021 · 5 Comments

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