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Hosted by twice Oscar nominated actor Woody Harrelson, Ethos explores the mechanisms in our systems that work against democracy, the environment and our own personal liberty.

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Himself - Host
Justin Lewis ...
Himself - Author, Constructing Public Opinion
Bill Hogan ...
Himself - The Center for Public Integrity
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Himself - Professor, MIT
Tony Benn ...
Himself - Veteran British Parliament
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Himself - Author & Historian
Ray Anderson ...
Himself - CEO Interface
Samuel Epstein ...
Himself - Professor of Environmental Medicine
Jane Akre ...
Herself - Investigative Reporter
Robert Monks ...
Himself - Corporate Governance Advisor
Sam Gibara ...
Himself - Chairman, Former CEO Goodyear
Ira Jackson ...
Himself - Director, Center for Business and Government, Harvard University
Pat Jackson ...
Himself - Colleague of Edward Bernays
Peter Levy ...
Himself - Employee of Edward Bernays
Ann Bernays ...
Herself - Daughter of Edward Bernays (as Anne Bernays)
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This documentary examines the flaws in our systems, and the mechanisms that work against democracy and the environment. From conflicts of interests in politics and unregulated corporate power, to a news media that serves the interests of powerful elites; ETHOS explores the systems that lead us into over consumption and warfare. Too often the media celebrates aspects of our society that belong in the dark ages, while at the same time ignoring or ridiculing progressive thinking or ideas. Many aspects of the way our systems work almost guarantee our destruction as a society and that's what this film is about. Fractured societies, poverty, disparity, pollution, warfare. Is there something inherently wrong with the human race? Is that what we should think of ourselves? We have tried to set up forms of law and government that safeguard the public good. But, if the majority of people want to live in peace and justice in a clean environment and we look around at the world and see that isn't ... Written by Media For Action

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Himself - Host: Every day we turn on the TV and there's more bad news. Another environmental catastrophe somewhere, or more starving refugees, or innocent victims in war zones. And most of us are busy trying to make ends meet in our own lives, and we see these images and we feel helpless to do anything about it. I think the deep shame we feel about that is paralyzing. Certainly one of the reasons we turn away.
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People fail to realize that something like this helps the change.
20 February 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

You constantly see this theme portrayed throughout the conspiracy realm. I grew up with the full overwhelming belief that this was all gibberish. My ignorance has been awakened do to the fact that, I make judgments primarily on the observations of many. This film is a reference that has been repeated by other films. Without hearing these similar brushed off and I would continue to live my life without guilt. This film is amazing and continues to help burn these issues in to the brains of people without gilt. Those of you who have rated this film on the basis of copying others are only damping the processes of change. You should be rating this with strength to help those blind to see clearly and help push this nation through change. Social observation is hindered do to the rating process. Those films with low rating will never reach the eyes of many. Keep this in mind when you dampen the process.

Much thanks and love, Change will come.


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