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Brave New Educators creates powerful videos and documentaries for educators to start a dialogue with students at colleges and high schools across the country. All of our resources are completely free. A thoughtfully crafted discussion guide accompanies each of our documentaries and short films available below. Often times we can also provide a producer or someone from the film to video into the classroom.

Please explore our select Brave New Educators titles below. We have several short topical videos, as well as feature-length films. Use the filters below to sort through our full-length feature films and short films by topic. 

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  • Suppressed: The Fight to Vote

    Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a new documentary by Robert Greenwald (Director of Outfoxed, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, & t...

  • Following Their Lead: Youth in Action

      Young people are still using their collective power to lead change-making movements. Our series – Following Their Lead: Youth in Action – spotlights youth-led advocacy g...

  • Justice in Crisis: Mass Incarceration in America

    This series is a collection of Brave New Films shorts that explore some of the problems with the criminal justice system in the U.S. Prison System by the Numbers expo...

  • Healing Trauma Series

    Mass incarceration is a broken system into which the U.S. government keeps funneling trillions of taxpayer dollars. Imprisoning more people for longer periods of time hasn...

  • Immigrant Prisons Series

    The United States has the biggest immigrant prison system in the world, yet most Americans are unaware of the conditions found in immigrant prisons, and the mistreatment m...

  • Racism is Real Series

      A three-part series that explores the many ways Black Americans face racial bias. These short films—Racism is Real, Black Protests vs. White Riots, and Prison System by...

  • This is Crazy: Criminalizing Mental Health

      A three-part documentary series which highlights stories of individuals with mental illnesses who have found themselves in a dysfunctional prison system rather than gett...

  • Home is a human right: A Series on Immigration

    These six short films—Pursuing the Dream: What You Need to Know About DACA, Immigration, and Beyond; We Can’t Turn Our Backs Again on Refugees; The Call to Sanctuary: How ...

  • The Bail Trap: American Ransom

      Money bail is one of the main causes of mass incarceration in the United States. Yet, few people know what the money bail system is, let alone how it all works or why we...

  • Making a Killing

      Tells the stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans.  Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA tells the stories o...

  • Unmanned: America's Drone Wars

      Investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad, observing their effect on the War on Terror, the lives of individuals, and U.S. foreign policy. Unmann...

  • Koch Brothers Exposed

      Uncovers the Kochs’ corruption. The billionaire brothers bankroll a vast network of oganizations that work to undermine the interests of the 99%. Koch Brothers Exposed ...

  • Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price

      Exposes Walmart’s shameful business practices. Interviews former employees, small business owners to provide analysis of Walmart’s effect on communities. Walmart: The H...

  • Preying on Puerto Rico

    A two-part series showing how hedge funds that profit off of the misery of places like Puerto Rico are raking in massive dollars by forcing schools to close and making edu...

  • Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

    Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism is a 2004 documentary that criticizes the Fox News Channel, and its owner, Rupert Murdoch, claiming that the channel is used t...

  • Restorative Justice

    This two-part series examines the CYS restorative justice program revolutionizing the justice system. In California, year after year, thousands of children are lead down a...

  • To Prison for Poverty

      Explores modern-day debtor’s prisons affecting low income communities who struggle to pay traffic fines. To Prison for Poverty documents the system that enables private ...

  • National Security Forum

    An exclusive BNF Forum on National Security where experts, journalists, and historians explore surveillance and US foreign policy. Brave New Films Presents: The Henry A. W...

  • Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers

    Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers is a 2006 documentary about of how corporate power has warped national defense, hurt our soldiers and created a far worse problem for Ame...

  • Rethink Afghanistan

      In January 2009, the media narrative in the U.S. favored increasing the number of troops in Afghanistan, bending the public opinion in favor of the same. Understanding t...

  • War On Whistleblowers

      Highlights the stories of four whistleblowers who noticed the government wrong-doing and turned to the media to expose the abuse. War on Whistleblowers highlights the st...

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  • Making a Killing

      Tells the stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans.  Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA tells the stories o...

  • Unmanned: America's Drone Wars

      Investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad, observing their effect on the War on Terror, the lives of individuals, and U.S. foreign policy. Unmann...

  • Koch Brothers Exposed

      Uncovers the Kochs’ corruption. The billionaire brothers bankroll a vast network of oganizations that work to undermine the interests of the 99%. Koch Brothers Exposed ...

  • Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price

      Exposes Walmart’s shameful business practices. Interviews former employees, small business owners to provide analysis of Walmart’s effect on communities. Walmart: The H...

  • Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

    Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism is a 2004 documentary that criticizes the Fox News Channel, and its owner, Rupert Murdoch, claiming that the channel is used t...

  • Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers

    Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers is a 2006 documentary about of how corporate power has warped national defense, hurt our soldiers and created a far worse problem for Ame...

  • Rethink Afghanistan

      In January 2009, the media narrative in the U.S. favored increasing the number of troops in Afghanistan, bending the public opinion in favor of the same. Understanding t...

  • War On Whistleblowers

      Highlights the stories of four whistleblowers who noticed the government wrong-doing and turned to the media to expose the abuse. War on Whistleblowers highlights the st...

Load more
  • Suppressed: The Fight to Vote

    Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a new documentary by Robert Greenwald (Director of Outfoxed, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, & t...

  • Following Their Lead: Youth in Action

      Young people are still using their collective power to lead change-making movements. Our series – Following Their Lead: Youth in Action – spotlights youth-led advocacy g...

  • Justice in Crisis: Mass Incarceration in America

    This series is a collection of Brave New Films shorts that explore some of the problems with the criminal justice system in the U.S. Prison System by the Numbers expo...

  • Healing Trauma Series

    Mass incarceration is a broken system into which the U.S. government keeps funneling trillions of taxpayer dollars. Imprisoning more people for longer periods of time hasn...

  • Immigrant Prisons Series

    The United States has the biggest immigrant prison system in the world, yet most Americans are unaware of the conditions found in immigrant prisons, and the mistreatment m...

  • Racism is Real Series

      A three-part series that explores the many ways Black Americans face racial bias. These short films—Racism is Real, Black Protests vs. White Riots, and Prison System by...

  • This is Crazy: Criminalizing Mental Health

      A three-part documentary series which highlights stories of individuals with mental illnesses who have found themselves in a dysfunctional prison system rather than gett...

  • Home is a human right: A Series on Immigration

    These six short films—Pursuing the Dream: What You Need to Know About DACA, Immigration, and Beyond; We Can’t Turn Our Backs Again on Refugees; The Call to Sanctuary: How ...

  • The Bail Trap: American Ransom

      Money bail is one of the main causes of mass incarceration in the United States. Yet, few people know what the money bail system is, let alone how it all works or why we...

  • Preying on Puerto Rico

    A two-part series showing how hedge funds that profit off of the misery of places like Puerto Rico are raking in massive dollars by forcing schools to close and making edu...

  • Restorative Justice

    This two-part series examines the CYS restorative justice program revolutionizing the justice system. In California, year after year, thousands of children are lead down a...

  • To Prison for Poverty

      Explores modern-day debtor’s prisons affecting low income communities who struggle to pay traffic fines. To Prison for Poverty documents the system that enables private ...

Load more
  • Unmanned: America's Drone Wars

      Investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad, observing their effect on the War on Terror, the lives of individuals, and U.S. foreign policy. Unmann...

  • National Security Forum

    An exclusive BNF Forum on National Security where experts, journalists, and historians explore surveillance and US foreign policy. Brave New Films Presents: The Henry A. W...

  • Rethink Afghanistan

      In January 2009, the media narrative in the U.S. favored increasing the number of troops in Afghanistan, bending the public opinion in favor of the same. Understanding t...

  • War On Whistleblowers

      Highlights the stories of four whistleblowers who noticed the government wrong-doing and turned to the media to expose the abuse. War on Whistleblowers highlights the st...

Load more
  • Koch Brothers Exposed

      Uncovers the Kochs’ corruption. The billionaire brothers bankroll a vast network of oganizations that work to undermine the interests of the 99%. Koch Brothers Exposed ...

  • Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price

      Exposes Walmart’s shameful business practices. Interviews former employees, small business owners to provide analysis of Walmart’s effect on communities. Walmart: The H...

  • To Prison for Poverty

      Explores modern-day debtor’s prisons affecting low income communities who struggle to pay traffic fines. To Prison for Poverty documents the system that enables private ...

Load more
  • Making a Killing

      Tells the stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans.  Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA tells the stories o...

Load more