Media That Matters is the premiere showcase for short films on the most important topics of the day. Local and global, online and in communities around the world, Media That Matters engages diverse audiences and inspires them to take action.
Inhabitants of the Mississippi Delta grapple daily with an impossible dilemma: food or medicine
Simultaneously battling cancer and abandonment by her insurance company, one woman fights for her right to health care
The story of how one man survived the Holocaust and then the clothing business.
What would you do to stop domestic abuse in your neighborhood?
Five siblings struggle to support their American livelihoods after their mother is deported to Mexico.
Moises, a ten-year-old student, struggles to communicate in his new school with limited access to his native language.
Traditional mosaics illustrate a collage of Jordanian sentiments, challenging common misconceptions of the Middle East
Through a stirring poetic mix of video and sound, Kai appeals to her traditional Taiwanese parents for acceptance
Bush's own words are used to create a picture of what could be if our president had a different agenda.
A documentary about the inspiring youth-led movement against the growth of the prison industry in the U.S.
A documentary about the parallel between Arab Americans and Japanese Americans during times of War.
I went to Kenya in late August of 2001 to shoot a documentary about HIV-positive orphans for a charitable organization.
About my experience living in a homeless shelter, and looking for what I believed was a "perfect family."
A little effort can go a long way in reversing global warming.
A singing peanut and his gang of shelled friends explain that sometimes free trade is just nuts
Young people plant the seeds for a sustainable future in this portrait of organic farming in California
5,000 dollars could cover the cost of hair and make-up for one day on set in LA, or pay for one years schooling for 145 girls.
Without a support system, it's hard for a teenager to stay out of trouble. Aderian reflects on the lessons he has learned
Nothing can stop Dexter the bike messenger - not homelessness or even a close encounter with a ten-ton truck
When the same company owns all the TV stations in town, where can you turn for an alternative perspective?
New parents Jerry and Andrea have endured their own share of discrimination growing up
If a society can be graded by how it treats its prisoners, then the state of California gets an "F"
When coming out makes Ron a target for attack, he finds a school where respect and acceptance are taught
If Walter Mondale can learn how to scratch, young voters can get schooled in election politics
A young aspiring ballerina, a twenty-something career woman and an elderly grandmother as they all become victims of rape
In Andrés' barrio where "social cleansing" groups wage war, this thirteen-year-old writes and raps against violence
"What's your ethnic make up?" A young man makes a pass at a beautiful stranger and gets schooled on race and gender
Copyright abuse or Fair Use? Learn how much is at stake when vital films are pulled from public discourse
Michigan youth investigate the dubious circumstances under which a Wal-Mart appeared on a wetland in their small town
When water costs soar, residents of Highland Park, Michigan demand to know who will foot the bill
Individuals enlist in the U.S. military for different reasons, but they all return from war, changed
A Native American tribe's dreams of prosperity clash with small town values in Rohnert Park, California<b></b>
War may be over in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but many Congolese women continue to battle for their reproductive health
When media messages are constructed, sometimes truth hits the cutting room floor
Guatemalan brothers Edwin and Edson crush rocks with their father so their family has enough to eat
Journey to the "Asparagus Capital of the World" to discover why one little vegetable is so important.