Here is a far from exhaustive list of some progressive directors and gems that should be mandatory viewing for activists who appreciate the power of film and culture in the struggle.
"Fair Game" steadily explains how the truth was twisted, exploded, exploited and finally suppressed, to convince Americans to sacrifice our riches and our children in Iraq.
Marketed as a laugh-filled romp, "Four Lions" offers much more.
From "Circus Kids" to "Hitler in Hollywood," a cornucopia of wonderful progressive films will entertain and inspire viewers.
Two new films from Latin America dramatize the progressive histories of Cuba and Brazil: one an allegory, the other a biopic of a charismatic leader.
This eight-year project is one of the most thought-provoking and stimulating intellectual exercises ever recorded on film.
Swedish stoic Lisbeth Salander, Goth woman, continues her resistance to international political conspiracy and, even more important, worldwide male dominance.
Somehow, an NBC sitcom about U.S. jobs going overseas is becoming a hit.
Recommended films: the thrilling Chinese "Aftershock," the emotionally powerful "ANPO: Art X War," "Client 9," and the latest by John Sayles.
"The Backlash" takes us on a trip to the strip-malls, mountain hollows and exurban living rooms where reactionary populism takes root and grows.