Film Resources

There are loads of great films out there that highlight different causes and campaigns. Here is a run down of the one’s we have found.

Remember, Campaign Exchange is a community of activists made up of people like you. If you know of any other films which you think others users should watch, let us know in the comments below!

Film Archive

Films for Action is a great link to hundreds of campaigning films. See their top 100 films here.

They also have a wall of  downloadable films.

Asking for films to be shown.

Did you know that there’s a site on which you can request a film and if it’s organised by a cinema, you have a period of time in which to sell tickets.

Check out Demand Film 


Here is a rundown of films about social justice issues on Netflix. This is a link to an American site, but many of the films can be found on your UK subscription service, if you have it.

Amazon Prime Video also have a lot of great documentaries. If you use Amazon Prime, this service is included

Here is an up to date list of environmental films suggested by the Mother Nature Network: ‘From the hidden costs of our digital world to the frozen edges of civilization, here are a few films to catch this year’.

Here are the films chosen for 2017’s UK Green Film Festival, and this is Greenpeace’s list of the best environmental films of 2016.



Films about specific issues

Refugee Week has a collection of short films which can be shown at events. You can see it here. Here are some other suggestions of films about refugees.

Films from Campaigning Organisations

Finally, after getting informed and ready to take action, here are some films promoting the work of campaigning organisations. These are often a good way for you to learn how you can get involved in making a difference.


Christian Aid

Friends of the Earth



World Vision

Global Justice Now

Global Justice also have a useful guide to putting on a film show. Download it here.