How to Start a RevolutionDirected by Ruaridh Arrow
U.S.A. / U.K., 2011, 82 min.
Why haven’t we heard of Gene Sharp? This gripping documentary tells the remarkable, little-known story of this Nobel Peace Prize nominee, the world's leading expert on nonviolent revolution. It reveals how Gene's work has given a new generation of revolutionary leaders the tools needed to overthrow dictators—how his 198 steps to nonviolent regime change have inspired uprisings from Serbia to Ukraine, Egypt, and Syria, and how his work has spread across the globe in an unstoppable wave of profound democratic change. Gene’s life’s work proves that people have the power to change the world.
Discussion with film subjects Col. Robert Helvey and Jamila Raqib to follow
Winner Best Documentary Boston Film Festival 2011
Winner Best Documentary Raindance Film Festival 2011