How To Start A Revolution (2012)

How To Start A Revolution

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How To Start a Revolution reveals the remarkable story of modern activism, and the power of people to change their world, through the legacy of this unassuming, soft-spoken man. Professor Sharp has written the blueprint for revolutionary leaders around the globe, "From Dictatorship to Democracy," a handbook of 198 strategic 'weapons' to topple dictators. The film explores how organizers of an uprising in one country train and inspire participants in the next, and how social media now threatens … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Art House & International, Special Interest
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Written By: Ruaridh Arrow
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as Robert Helvey

as Jamila Raqib

as Gene Sharp

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There is much more to be explored than this noble documentary, made on a tiny budget, has the resources to examine.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
New York Times
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The problem is, as doc-ready as Sharp's ideas might be, How to Start a Revolution isn't much of a movie.

Full Review… | February 21, 2012
Village Voice
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Full Review… | March 1, 2012
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
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Plays more like a trailer to the insurrection coming soon to our respective neighborhoods than a primer on Gene Sharp's work or its influence.

Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Slant Magazine

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