• A look at the feud between graffiti artists King Robbo and Banksy. Graffiti Wars examines street art and graffiti, and the creative tensions and conflicts within this artistic arena. King Robbo passed away in 2014.   https://theactivesoul.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/banksy-vs-king-robbo-street-art-vs-graffiti/

  • They are the merchants of cool: creators and sellers of popular culture who have made teenagers the hottest consumer demographic in America. But are they simply reflecting teen desires or have they begun to manufacture those desires in a bid to secure this lucrative market? And have they gone too far in their attempts to...

  • Hackers were once embraced, due to bad press they are now feared. Starting with phone hackers or ‘phreaks’ who could make free phone calls and soon took complete control of the telephone systems. This documentary explains the beginnings of hacking and covers the lives of Captain Crunch, Kevin Mitnick, Steve Wozniak, and several other key hackers....

  • Traumatized by the September 11th attacks, one man struggles to dismantle official history, at the expense of his sanity and even his life. Grappling with multiple realities – and multiple personalities – he must retreat into his mind in pursuit of the truth. In a fictional film about non-fictional events, there is a place where...

  • Miami Model Crimethinc: The Miami Model
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    In November, 2003, trade ministers from 34 countries met in Miami, Florida, to negotiate the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). FTAA threatens to devastate workers, the environment, and public services like health care, education, and water, and to destroy indigenous rights and cultural diversity across North, Central, and South America. Thousands of union...

  • For the past five years, Russia’s been building walls around its web and packing it with tech oligarchs, startup cities, face-finding algorithms, hacker hunters, and, of course, a few bears. In this episode of Bloomberg’s Hello World, Ashlee Vance travels to Mother Russia to see how they do tech.

  • From the catacombs of Paris to an abandoned castle in Glasgow, director Melody Gilbert follows urban explorers as they discover, unearth and investigate the long-forgotten spaces that surround us. Solo participants like the cartography-obsessed Slim Jim and teams like the Action Squad discuss their introduction to the underground community of urban explorers and what drives...

  • This documentary tells the inside story of the hackers who rebelled against the proprietary software model and Microsoft to create GNU/Linux and the Open Source movement. While Microsoft may be the biggest software company in the world, not every computer user is a fan of their products, or their way of doing business. While Microsoft’s...

  • In this film, we have tried to go beyond the current discussions around file-sharing to look at what kinds of social change are precipitated by massive changes in our capacity to communicate. We think the changes wrought by networked, peer distribution are historical on the scale of the printing press and here we try to...

  • Twenty-five years after the World Wide Web was created, the issue of surveillance has become the greatest controversy of its existence. With many concerned that governments and corporations can monitor people’s every move, this programme meets hackers and scientists who are using technology to fight back, as well as the law enforcement officers who believe...

  • In Consuming Kids, psychologist Susan Linn takes a comprehensive and unsparing look at the demographic advertisers call “the kid market,” taking readers on a compelling and disconcerting journey through modern childhood as envisioned by commercial interests. Children are now the focus of a marketing maelstrom, targets for everything from minivans to M&M counting books. All...

  • Bomb It - Art As A Weapon Bomb It! Art As A Weapon
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    Bomb It is an international graffiti and street art documentary directed by award-winning director Jon Reiss and premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Filmed on five continents, featuring cities such as New York, Cape Town, London, Paris,Amsterdam, Tokyo, Berlin and Sao Paulo, Bomb It explores the interplay between worldwide graffiti movements, the global proliferation...

  • The Futian Market in Yiwu in China is where wholesale buyers come from around the world to snap up cheap Chinese goods. Covering 4 million square meters, 120,000 suppliers hawk everything from toys to fluffy handcuffs and dancing Santas. Business here moves at breakneck speed and the air is full of tales of quick bucks,...

  • Psywar explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the elitist theory of democracy; and the relationship between war, propaganda, and class.

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