As the start of a new year inspires us all to hope for a better future, one thing to keep in mind is Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quote, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”.
While the past year has been challenging, it’s certainly brought people together and driven many to become more socially minded.
If you’re starting the new year wondering how you can make a difference to the world around you, this week’s featured documentaries focusing on various social issues, may help to inspire you.
#Equality #Gender #Media
Miss Representation exposes how the mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in influential positions by circulating limited, often disparaging portrayals of women.
Through stories and interviews with both teenage girls and public figures including Margaret Cho and Nancy Pelosi, the film accumulates startling facts and statistics that leaves the audience not only shaken, but also armed with a new perspective.
#Entrepreneurship #Innovation #Technology
In Founders’ Valley, we follow host Fridtjof Detzner–founder of successful German startup Jimdo – as he travels through Asia.
He meets other entrepreneurs who have come up with innovative and inspiring solutions to change the world around them, from future solutions for increasingly crowded cities, to using vertical farming to tackle food shortages, and helping remote communities gain access to clean water.
#Asylum #Immigration #BorderControl
Chasing Asylum takes us into Australia’s offshore detention camps on Manus and Nauru, where no press, journalists, or cameras are allowed.
The film features never-before-seen footage of appalling living conditions for detainees, bringing together the faces and voices of those impacted by, but deliberately locked out of, Australian border protection, leaving us to wonder—what can be done better?
#Community #Sustainability #Society
Living the Change brings us inspiring stories of people who take “think globally, act locally” to heart.
These people pioneer change in their own lives and in their local communities by setting out to live in a sustainable and regenerative way that could help provide solutions to the global crises that we all face, showcasing how every little bit counts.