4 May 2011
How To Start A Revolution
Mediamatic organizes the documentary screening How To Start A Revolution. It’s a documentary from Ruaridh Arrow about Gene Sharp, the father of nonviolent revolution. You are the first to see the film which will be released later this year and Ruaridh Arrow will be present to give a lecture about his intriguing portrait of the man who enabled citizens of dictatorships across the world to overthrow their governments.
From Dictatorship to Democracy
Since its publication in 1993, From Dictatorship to Democracy has been translated into more than thirty different languages. The guide to nonviolent revolution has enabled and inspired citizens from all over the world to overthrow their dictatorial governments. In 2000 the Serbian student movement Otpor used the guide to overthrow Milosevic, and during the recent revolution in Egypt photocopies of the Arabic translation were spread amongst the protesters on Tahrir Square. More than half of Gene Sharp’s 198 nonviolent weapons were employed.
In Russia the book has been burned, and in Iran and Venezuela Gene Sharp, 83 years old, has been proclaimed a national threat. Join the film’s creator, Ruaridh Arrow, and be the first to see fragments of this documentary that will be released later this year. Find out more about the film here.
Doors open: 20:00. Location: Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68 Amsterdam. Entrance fee: €5,-. Students are subject to a 50% discount. Please subscribe here at Mediamatic!