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Looking for inspiring videos, films and documentaries about social change and activism? The Commons Library has collated them for you.

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TED talk: What new power looks like

We can see the power of distributed, crowd-sourced business models every day — witness Uber, Kickstarter, Airbnb. But veteran online activist Jeremy Heimans asks: When does that kind of “new power” start to work in politics? His surprising answer: Sooner than you think. It’s a bold argument about the future of politics and power; watch and see if you agree.

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TED talk: Fighting with nonviolence

Peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need – as nations and individuals – to fight extreme force without using force in return.

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TED talk: Activism needs introverts

Sarah Corbett introduces us to “craftivism,” a quieter form of activism that uses handicrafts as a way to get people to slow down and think deeply.

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TED Talk: Courage is Contagious

The “Whose Streets?” documentary tells the story of the protests from the perspective of the activists who showed up to challenge those who use power to spread fear & hate.

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TED talk: An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter

Born out of a social media post, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked discussion about race and inequality across the world. The movement’s three founders share what they’ve learned about leadership and what provides them with hope and inspiration in the face of painful realities.

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How Hospo Voice leverages digital tools to win

Australia’s first digital union, Hospo Voice, set up Fair Plate so you can see what’s really happening under the table. Hospitality staff have left thousands of reviews to show you which places are stealing wages and treating people like crap.

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