How To Start A Revolution
Directed by Ruaridh Arrow
As waves of revolutionary spirit sweep the world, one man’s ideas continue to inspire, mobilise and unite protestors, giving them the tools to topple dictators. Quiet, unassuming, and softly spoken, 83-year-old Professor Gene Sharp is the world’s leading expert on nonviolent revolution. His controversial book ‘From Dictatorship to Democracy’ has been smuggled across borders, handed between revolutionaries and hidden from secret policemen the world over, becoming the definitive manual for anyone wanting to start a revolution. For the first time, this award-winning film reveals how the Nobel Peace Prize nominee's work has brought dramatic results, from Serbia to Ukraine to Egypt to Syria, spreading across the globe in an unstoppable wave of profound democratic change. This is the inspirational story of the power of people to change their world, the modern revolution, and the man behind it all.
As waves of revolutionary spirit sweep the world, one man continues to inspire protestors, giving them the tools to topple dictators. Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gene Sharp’s methods of nonviolent direct action have brought dramatic results, from Serbia to Egypt to Syria. This is the inspirational story of true people power, the modern revolution, and the man behind it all.
Cast: Robert Helvey, Jamila Raqib, Gene Sharp