A Whisper To A Roar

A Whisper To A Roar
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A Whisper To A Roar
USA, 2012, 95 Minute Running Time
Topics: Documentary, Political
Program: True Stories
Language: English, Spanish, Arabic, Ukranian, Malay English Sub-Titles

Since the demise of the Iron Curtain, democracy has been all the rage, the rallying cry for opposition activists in pockets of the world more accustomed to tyranny, feudalism, or benevolent dictatorship. The democratic trajectory is strong, perhaps undeniable, but the transition is never easy; powerful vested interests have a way of co-opting and corrupting the struggle, and yesterday’s revolutionary often becomes tomorrow’s dictator.

A Whisper to a Roar tells the heroic stories of courageous democracy activists in five countries – 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. Among them: Zimbabwe’s Morgan Tsvangirai, the dioxin-poisoned ex-president Viktor Yushchenko of Ukraine, and the former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his defiant deputy, Anwar Ibrahim.

‘This deft digest from the director Ben Moses is by turns shocking and inspiring as we witness both the brutal abuse of power and life-endangering dissent. […] The footage plucked from archives — crowds, interview face-offs, heads of states grandstanding — can be electric.” Nicolas Rapold, New York Times

Director Ben Moses expected to attend both screenings

Producer: Amy Martinez
Editor: Sharon Franklin
Screenwriter: Ben Moses
Cinematographer: Harris Done
Music: Christopher Thomas
Principal Cast: Viktor Yushchenko, Mahathir Mohamad, Morgan Tsvangirai
Filmography: Taking the Hill: The Warrior's Journey Home (2009), Nickel & Dime (1992), What Are We Doing to Our Children? (1988)
Print Source: Virgil Films - www.virgilfilmsent.com

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