A Whisper To A Roar (2012)




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A Whisper to a Roar tells the heroic stories of courageous democracy activists in five countries around the world - Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. From student leaders to prime ministers and heads of state, these activists share their compelling personal stories of struggle, past and present, with their countries' oppressive regimes. Shot over three years and finalized in July 2012 by award-winning filmmaker, Ben Moses, the film was inspired by the work of Stanford University's Larry Diamond, author of "The Spirit of Democracy" and Director of Stanford University's Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. It was funded by The Moulay Hicham Foundation, whose benefactor, Prince Moulay Hicham of Morocco, is a renowned public intellectual and democracy advocate, particularly in regards to the Middle East. -- (C) Official Site
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"A Whisper to a Roar" is a vivid documentary with unusual access to the key players in the geopolitical dramas it recounts.

Full Review… | October 11, 2012
New York Times
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More inspirational than informative, which is not to slight the importance of inspiring similar movements.

Full Review… | October 10, 2012
AV Club
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An expertly drawn primer on the soft dictatorships that constrained five different countries and the peaceful revolutions that sought to expunge them ...

Full Review… | October 9, 2012
Village Voice
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A powerful documentary that ties together the heroic and ongoing efforts of democracy activists in five countries, and reaffirms the human spirit's innate desire for freedom.

Full Review… | April 24, 2013

Ben Moses' documentary argues that even thwarted and deeply flawed elections are empowering because they engage ordinary citizens in the political process and challenge the self-defeating apathy engendered by opting out of the process.

Full Review… | October 12, 2012
Film Journal International

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