Humanity Stoked Reviews

The root of all problems, the film argues: is fear. Fear of change, fear of the unfamiliar, fear of people you perceive as strange. The secret to progress is confronting fear. It encourages all of us to talk about our fears, openly, and how we might get past them, and to invite everyone to the table, no matter their background.

Artist Shephard Fairey, neuroscientist Andrew Huberman and astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson are among those who talk about their own resistance to change, and certainty that humankind can break through to a brighter future if we can take the leap, like a skater falling into a half pipe. There will be injuries. They will be worth it.

… the film locks into an irresistible thesis that suggests skaters are the perfect people to address our crises. Proof that we can do big things if we conquer our fears!


Michael Ien Cohen’s ‘Humanity Stoked‘ makes us feel as if we are apart of his journey in overcoming fear through the world of skateboarding and makes you want to stand up to whatever we have lurking in our own shadows.

… he was able to tell a story in a way that some documentarians have not been able to pull off in a 20 plus year career