Interviews, talks, docus & other kinds of fun

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Alan Watts’ little speech on music and life is one of my favourite things on the internet.

Because everything good starts with a sense of wonder take the time to ponder Louie Schwartzberg’s message on gratitude once in a while. Amazing time lapse photography and deeply humbling words. is your portal to watch free indigenous TV. You can watch the first ever Inuit film ‘Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)’ here as well as another of Zacharias Kunuk’s masterful movies ‘The Journals of Knud Rasmussen’.

Democracy Now is possibly the best daily news show around.

Get your daily shot of Rap News over at The Juice Media.

LinkTV is a media organisation that aims to engage viewers and inspire action by providing access to news/docus, music, and world cinema/music for free.

Top Documentary Films is an excellent database whose owner has tracked and embedded more than 1800 documentaries (and growing) allowing you to watch them for free.

Beating the Bomb is an important documentary both about the bomb and the peace movement that rose against it. It is well worth a watch although a warning is appropriate: some of the images are not for the faint hearted.

Sophie Windsor Clive’s encounter with the natural phenomena murmuration is the most beautiful two minute bit of film I’ve seen.

The Internet Archive hosts the Moving Image Archive - a library of free films, alternative news broadcasts, cartoons, and well anything with images that move.

Most of John Pilger’s documentaries plus filmed interviews and public appearances are available here. Good stuff.

The Story of Stuff is an online project making brilliant and short movies about some of the most important issues of our times.

PressPausePlay is a documentary about how creativity and technology is setting home-made productions free and unleashing a cacophony of art in a time where everyone wants their 15 minutes of fame.

Sensing & Knowing: David Abram in conversation with Dougald Hine is a meeting between two of the most inspiring thinker/change makers I know.

RSA Animates are short animations of lectures given by a variety of renowned speakers. Check out Ian McGilchrist explaining how our divided brains have influenced our behaviour or Manuel Lima on networks.

Chaplin’s final speech in the Great Dictator is one of the greatest moments in his films (see also this youtube remake showing the relevance of it today).

David Blaine’s TED talk about how he held his breath for 17 minutes is a true story of magic on the verge of death.

There’s no tomorrow is one of the best - and relatively short - presentations of the energy crisis and peak oil I’ve come across.

The World According to Monsanto is a must see if you are interested in the issue of GMO and care about food.

We solve for x is Google’s platform for talks on tech solutions to global problems.

Garth Lenz’s moving talk about the Alberta tar sands in combination with his superb photography really brings home the scale and impact of the largest industrial project (read catastrophe) in history.

End:Civ examines the exploitative nature of civilisation and traces the roots of ecocide to the systemic violence which underpins our culture.

A partnership between six documentary film festivals, Doc Alliance supports documentary film making and makes a wide range of new and experimental documentaries available for free or very cheap.

From the Heart of the World: The Elder Brothers Warning is a journey into the Columbian Sierra Nevada to the ancient culture of the Kogis who have an important message for their younger brothers.

Jill Bolte Taylor’s ‘stroke of insight’ is perhaps the best explanation of what it means to change perspective toward are more creative and connected ‘right-brain’ view of the world.

Futurestates present fictional shorts about the future by established and emerging film makers. Perhaps start out with the end of the world seen through the eyes of a Plastic Bag (and in the voice of Werner Herzog).

Paul Stamets’ insights into the world of mycelium and thoughts on how mushrooms can help us create a healthier planet are game changing.

The possibilities for cleaning up the air through growing certain plants discovered by Kamal Meattle are far ranging.