The Society of International Affairs invites you to a free film screening!
French philosopher Voltaire once cautioned, “It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong." As the powerful new documentary A Whisper to a Roar demonstrates, Voltaire’s warning has never been truer than it is today. Directed by Ben Moses (Taking the Hill: The Warrior’s Journey Home) and inspired by the work of renowned democracy scholar and author Larry Diamond (The Spirit of Democracy), the film spotlights the perilous plight of pro-democracy activists in five countries as they mobilize against authoritarian governments that have been very wrong, in some cases for a very long time.
With remarkably serendipitous timing, the film coincides with a new wave of democratic movements sweeping the globe, focusing on the struggles for democracy in Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. By turns shocking, enraging and inspiring, it tracks the courageous efforts of pro-democracy leaders and protesters, highlights past and present abuses of power by authoritarian regimes, and in some cases offers a front-row seat to history-forging revolutions the filmmakers had no idea would erupt mid-production.
Free for everyone! After the screening we will go to a nearby pub to hang out and discuss the movie.
Presented in co-operation with Cinema Politicahttp://www.cinemapolitica.org/Gothenburg
Göteborg, Sprängkullsgatan 25
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