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Ethos: A Time for Change (2011)

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Hosted by the two-time Academy Award-nominated actor and activist Woody Harrelson, Ethos lifts the lid on a Pandora’s box of systemic issues that has proven to have a negative impact in every aspect of our lives. From the environment, our democracy and our personal liberty to conflicts of interest in politics and unregulated corporate power, we cannot change our system until we know how it works.

From director and activist Pete McGrain, Ethos sheds light on how we can affect change. With interviews from influential thought-leaders, including author and activist Noam Chomsky (Manufacturing Dissent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media), Chalmers Johnson (Blowback: The Sorrows of Empire), Oscar-winning documentarian Michael Moore and Howard Zinn (A People’s History of the United States), to name a few, Ethos will show you how to make meaningful and sustainable change in order to create a world where we can live harmoniously in a clean environment.

Woody Harrelson
Pete McGrain

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vlmanos, posted on May 15, 2016

Gaia thank you for the programing.

whitelotuss, posted on October 2, 2015

Well done, imperative more people lift the veils of lies, cheating and manipulation. Thank you for putting to words what so many of us know and for stating what we must do to not loose our power!!!

solo42, posted on September 23, 2015

I live in Norway, and I wonder why you restrict this (and other) videos to only USA and Canada?

Thanks for explaining,

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on September 23, 2015

We're sorry for the disappointment! We make every effort to license worldwide rights for a film when available, however, this isn't always possible if the rights are only available to us in a limited territory, such as US/Canada.


elena.keegan, posted on September 23, 2015

We must quit buying the things that are destroying our lives. We must not live in fear. Whatever makes us fear is evil.

RubyDiamond, posted on November 9, 2014

One of the simple steps in my opinion is to stop voting. These Prime Ministers and or Presidents are pre-selected long before the elections. Elections are just another facade for deluding people to think they have a voice. 2. We must vote with our disposable income. Only buy from those that are socially responsible, especially small businessmen and women and family owned businesses with high ethics of humanity & respect for human life. Those who off organic products without the involvement of child labour. Tolerance ad resect towards of humans. Understanding that the world belongs to all of us therefore we all belong to any and every part of the world we choose to be at. Scrutinise every word every and any word any politician has ever uttered or utters, from Nelson Mandela to the present ones. The power is in our minds our, our hands and in our own individual actions and those close to us in our families and communities we can instantly reach. And one by one we can all make a meaningful change for the best. Namaste!

RubyDiamond, posted on November 9, 2014

It's great! And a superb feeling to watch a film with such amazing information & education without feeling brother's eye. A prayer and meditation for true change from within each one of us. Thank you!!!

DALIA1, posted on July 23, 2014

this movie needs a part 2 with simple solutions for every man to do daily
in small steps
no one is going to take the time to research their website for solutions
if people did research we would not need documentaries like these
for the director and producer please follow every day people that are making a change daily and document how
many diversified people are creating simple changes daily to effect the whole
the general public including myself like to have it handed to us on a silver platter
we will do what we believe is good and drop the rest
but please give us the entire buffet of things average joe can do to evolve
we need solution based movies that show how to do it
think of the end in mind and road map of small increments how to get to the destination by making the journey fun!

karistevens5, posted on December 19, 2014

First the truth, next the solutions.

lynnehoft, posted on May 26, 2014

This film gave a very clear picture of where we are today, how we got here, and one solution for turning this situation around.
It hit many of the critical elements that the public needs to know. I was awed by the bravery of those stepping up to get this critical information out to the public. I will recommend this film to all my friends. Thanks to all of you.

mycoach, posted on May 25, 2014

Great message and presentation! Bravo!

bajaeduardodude, posted on May 23, 2014

A brilliant compilation of how we have been directed to support the control freaks which will destroy the world if left unchecked. One thing they could have stressed more is that the monetary system is designed to always keep us enslaved, having to pay back more than is available to pay it back. This results in all of us competing against everyone else: that is fighting war on the personal level which transfers up into all other levels. More wise consumer choices is mandatory, but this includes not borrowing from financial organizations as well. If we refuse to borrow, we will stop the predatory monetary system whch controls our government.

jfreeman, posted on May 23, 2014

The credibility of the movie is undercut by trotting out old leftist warhorses like Noam Chomsky and Daniel Berrigan. And the fact the intelligence on Iraq was either wrong or fudged has been know for years. Also, the United States has not launched an invasion of Iran or Syria from the airbases in Iraq as the movie maker so predicted a number of times. And we have not invaded Venezuela yet nor is it likely we will. How many times are we going to hear that off the cuff remark about going shopping by George Bush after 9/11. What if he had said go bowling or go out to play pinball or baseball?

Regarding the consumerism and spending on debt: Listen to Dave Ramsey for a mainstream anti-consumerism/big banking message. He is wildly popular and has not been squelched by the theoretical banking/business cabal. This is evidence that alternative messages can and do get out there.

And where is Obama in all this? The movie was made in 2011 - George Bush has not been president since 2009.

jldy, posted on May 23, 2014

A very honest look at a world gone wrong! We need more info in order to turn this around! It seems the Cabal have a tight grip on the money and operations of this world and it will take all the people in a concerted effort to stop them. Free will is a great thing but not so great when it can be used against good people to make a few powerfull and rich . It may require intervention of some kind to get things in proper perspective! We are at the moment slaves to a few who are destroying our planet because of greed and power!

lovingpresence, posted on May 23, 2014

Great message. But did he say 7% or 17% or 70% of what we spend each week is on food and cleaning products? I think he said 70% but that is too high. According to this website, we spend 6% on food. Although that doesn't include cleaning products, I would say we spend much less on cleaning products than food so it would be less than 12% on average using the Mother Jones figure. In any event. conscious spending is a great message.

floydan11, posted on May 18, 2014

This is about a human race living through their ego, instead of their souls, from the source. Simple solution to it all: live through your soul, this will all pass away.

PattyCa103, posted on May 17, 2014

This is honest well presented information that is vital to get out to the American people so that change can be engaged. I am thankful to Gaiam TV for sharing it with us; now it is up to those of us who agree to share the message with others.

scvincentart, posted on May 16, 2014

This is so depressing. It is possible to change the way things are done if we all start using our power of consumerism more consciously. I wonder how many will do it.

interloper5, posted on May 24, 2014

true it changes every generation unless we have a dictatorship to keep things the same for hundreds of years, this is how Egypt did it

kduke7814, posted on May 22, 2014

You will know it is working when you realize you did it. You are living the life. One person at a time.

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