Videos

Our videos are all concise, informative, and powerful – running from 5 to 8 minutes long. Each one is focused on a different humanitarian. We know that your time is limited, so we have deliberately kept the videos as short and tightly focused as possible.


Chico Mendes – Peaceful, Green Warrior

Chico Mendes was a Brazilian environmentalist and labor leader who fought to protect the Amazon rainforest and the indigenous people who live there.


Gina Womack – Zero Tolerance for Injustice

A powerful advocate for Juvenile Justice reform, Gina Womack is working hard to protect children, empower families, and make sure the system really works.


Shirn Ebadi – A Voice for Justice

Shirn Ebadi is an Iranian human rights activist, who spent more than 30 years fighting to win greater legal protections for women and children in Iran. Ebadi is an internationally known advocate of peace, political freedom, and individual rights.


Pastor Tilly Giresi – Woman With a Mission

A short profile of Tilly Giresi, a Christian Minister and charity worker who has been helping to feed, clothe, and counsel the inner-city poor of Newark, NJ, for nearly 30 years.


LANDMARK case for Chimpanzee Rights argued in NYC court

An IF exclusive news report on the Chimpanzee Rights case recently argued in NY Supreme Court (5/27/15) by the Nonhuman Right Project. Considered a landmark case with HUGE potential ramifications.


Mum Shirl – Humanitarian, Activist, and Reformer

Shirley Smith (aka “Mum Shirl”) was an Australian activist who spent more than 50 years helping the needy, empowering society’s outcasts, and fighting for the rights of Australia’s Aboriginal population. She was a powerful voice for justice, equality, and human rights. Learn more about Shirley Smith.


Wenzhuo Hou – Defending the Poor in China

Wenzhuo Hou is a human rights activist who fights to protect the rights of poor Chinese farmers. She focuses primarily on helping people whose land had been taken unlawfully by corrupt government officials. Although she has been targeted by the government and forced into exile, Hou continues to fight for human rights in China. Learn more about Wenzhuo Hou.


Peter Benenson – Human Rights Activist

A visionary advocate of human rights, Peter Benenson started the organization Amnesty International in 1961 to help free political prisoners around the world. Today, Amnesty is the largest human rights organization in history, with more than 3 million members. Their unique approach to advocacy has resulted in tens of thousands of innocent prisoners being set free. Learn more about Peter Benenson.


Tom Owens — Anti-Poverty Crusader

Tom Owens is a successful entrepreneur who started an innovative non-profit to fight homelessness in Chicago. Using the principles of Venture Philanthropy, he is transforming lives and opening doors for people who were once cast away by society. Learn more about Tom Owens.


Norma Cruz — Protecting Women From Violence

Norma Cruz is a globally acclaimed human rights activist working to protect women from sexual, criminal, and domestic violence. Her bold initiatives are slowly changing Guatemala and its system of criminal justice. Learn more about her story from this informative video. Learn more about Norma Cruz.


John Muir — Father of National Parks

John Muir is one of the key founders of the modern environmental movement and is widely considered to be the “Father of National Parks.” Learn about the dramatic events of his life that drew him to the wilderness and made him one of the most influential environmentalists of the last 200 years. Learn more about John Muir.


Wangari Maathai — A Revolution in Green

One of the most effective and accomplished Environmentalists of the modern age, Wangari Maathai is responsible for planting an incredible 51 million trees during her lifetime. Learn more about this Nobel Prize-winning humanitarian with this engaging profile of her life. Learn more about Wangari Maathai.


Malala Yousafzai — Champion of Universal Education

This short video profiles the life of Malala Yousafzai, a remarkable, young activist who is fighting for the rights of all children to an education – regardless of gender. Despite constant threats and a nearly fatal attack by Taliban gunmen, Malala continues to pursue her humanitarian agenda. Learn more about Malala Yousafzai


Muhammad Yunus — Banker to the Poor

This brief documentary provides a quick overview of one of the greatest humanitarians of modern times. A Nobel Prize-winning Social Entrepreneur, Muhammad Yunus invented the idea of micro-finance to help combat global poverty. Learn more about Muhammad Yunus.