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"One Word Defined 2017: Resist" (2 minutes)

In the wake of Donald Trump becoming the U.S. president, people around the world poured into the streets to resist.

"40 Strangers, 50 Questions" (7.5 minutes)

As our country becomes increasingly divided, we must acknowledge our many differences, yet understand and embrace that we are all one. We must help one another, and pledge to step out of the boxes of fear and hate, and step into one of empathy, solidarity, and unity.

"Bringing Jaguars back to the U.S. Southwest" (3.5 minutes)

Thousands of jaguars used to roam the U.S. Southwest, but over the past two centuries, jaguars have been eliminated from more than half of their range. Defenders of Wildlife wants to do everything we can to bring these elusive, endangered big cats home.

"The Story of Cap & Trade” (10 minutes)

Meet the energy traders and financiers at the heart of the “Cap & Trade” scheme, which gives free permits to big polluters, provides fake offsets, and distracts from what's really required to tackle the climate crisis.

"Google and the World Brain" (93 minutes)

The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. They had an even greater purpose - to create a higher form of intelligence, something that HG Wells had predicted in his 1937 essay "World Brain". But over half the books Google scanned were in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop Google, which climaxed in a New York courtroom in 2011.

This film explores the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet.

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