A Time for Change

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Hosted by actor and activist Woody Harrelson, Ethos lifts the lid on a Pandora's Box of systemic issues that guarantee failure in every aspect of human lives, from the environment to democracy and even personal liberty. From conflicts of interest in politics to unregulated corporate power, to a military industrial complex that just about owns the government, the system cannot be changed until people know how it works. Ethos shows how to make meaningful and sustainable change.
Publisher: [United States] : Cinema Libre Studio : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 68 min.)) : sd., col.


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Aug 16, 2017

Directed and written by Pete McGrain and hosted by Woody Harrelson, this 69-minute 2011 documentary touches politics, corporate power, a media in the hands of massive conglomerates as well as a military industrial complex that virtually owns the representatives of US government.
With interviews from some of today’s leading thinkers and source material from the finest documentary film makers of our times, this film examines and unravels these complex relationships.
It also offers a solution---a simple but powerful way for you to change this system.
After all, it encourages us to engage in ethical consumerism.
It is a profoundly, extremely and extraordinarily thought-provoking documentary.

Nov 30, 2015

"Its the system, man! The system!"
An advertisement for the left in the U.S.A., though it doesn't say much about engaging with democratic institutions (I guess that wouldn't be cool enough for them).

Apr 01, 2014

Ethos is preceded by a long line of previews for other movies, most of which seem a bit in particular, a movie about Gerson, claims his "alternative" therapies cure cancer...That's a lie, Gerson was a quack & widely discredited. His methods can be dangerous. So, I tried not to judge Ethos based on the fact that it advertises crap before it even starts, but it was hard to ignore. Anyway, Ethos jumps around a lot, & as Harrelson points out, there's a lot of conspiracy theories out there. Some of the information is important, such as the fact that the Federal Bank is a private company, & Democrats/Republicans are the same corporate puppets. I already knew that stuff, but if you didn't you should read up on it. One part that bothered me is when they describe how antibiotics in food contributes to bacteria building up immunity, without explaining that bacteria also constantly update DNA, the main reason they're always a step ahead of us. Anyway, the whole movie is rapid-fire problems, without offering any real solutions.

kevfarley May 30, 2012

A good look at the problem(s),..
but short on ideas for solution. But its a must-see eye-opener just the same. Particularly about the economics of the massive eco-disaster collapse that we're all headed into.


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