|29-11-2011, 02:54 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2011
+++ Attention London Activists +++
Public Premiere Screening Of The Film That Will Change The World
Meet the man behind ALL the non-violent revolutionary movements going on right now.
He's the indirect mastermind behind the arab spring revolution, occupy movement, annonymous etc.
No one knew about him until now:
About The Film
Half a world away from Cairo’s Tahrir Square, an ageing American intellectual shuffles around his cluttered terrace house in a working-class Boston neighbourhood. His name is Gene Sharp. White-haired and now in his mid-eighties, he grows orchids, he has yet to master the internet and he hardly seems like a dangerous man. But for the world’s dictators his ideas can be the catalyst for the end of their regime.
Few people outside the world of academia have ever heard his name, but his writings on nonviolent revolution (most notably ‘From Dictatorship to Democracy’, a 93-page, 198-step guide to toppling dictators, available free for download in 40 languages) have inspired a new generation of protesters living under authoritarian regimes who yearn for democratic freedom.
His ideas have taken root in places as far apart as Burma, Thailand, Bosnia, Estonia, Iran, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Venezuela and now in Syria, Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East as old orders crumble amidst the protests of their disgruntled citizens.
This new film HOW TO START A REVOLUTION reveals how Gene’s ideas work in action. The film uses extended interviews with Gene himself, his assistant, his followers and leaders of revolutionary movements worldwide, as well as user-generated content from around the globe, to reveal the power of nonviolent revolution on the streets.
The film, from first-time director Ruaridh Arrow, profiles Gene and his followers on three continents and has been filmed over the last 18 months.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Time: 6:00pm until 8:00pm
Bank of Ideas - 29 Sun Street, London EC2M 2PS, Sun Street, London, United Kingdom
Screening of the award-winning documentary, plus Q&A with director Ruaridh Arrow.
Event poster (please download and spread)
•Be there at 18:00 to view the screening, we don't want the 'cinema' disturbed by late comers!
•The movie will be screening in the 'Gallery Space' room, which is room 1.08, it is on the 1st floor. Follow the arrows to the room.
•Nearest Tube is Liverpool Street, or Moorgate is quite close too.
Last edited by gilga_mesh; 29-11-2011 at 02:59 AM.
|film, occupy london, revolution, wikileaks assange|