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Title How to start a revolution / a Big Indy production in association with Lion Television ; a film by Ruaridh Arrow ; directed [and written] by Ruaridh Arrow ; produced by Richard Shaw.

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, 82 min.)
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Credits Director of photography, Philip Bloom ; editors, Michael Crozier, Lorrin Braddick ; original music, John Keltonic.
Performer Narrator, Ruaridh Arrow.
Event Originally produced by Media Education Foundation in 2012.
Summary Gene Sharp hardly seems like one of the world's most dangerous men. White-haired and soft-spoken, the 83-year-old professor mostly keeps to himself, spending much of his time in his small Boston home reading, writing, and tending to his orchid garden. But to the world's most brutal dictators, Professor Sharp's ideas have proven catastrophic. In this fascinating new film, first-time director Ruaridh Arrow details how an obscure list of nonviolent actions authored by Sharp in 1973 has served as a blueprint for anti-authoritarian revolts everywhere from Eastern Europe and the Balkans to the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Giving as much attention to the substance of Sharp's "198 Methods of Nonviolent Action" as it does to the democratic rebels who have courageously made these methods their own, How to Start a Revolution bears witness not only to the power of nonviolent struggle, but to how one person of conscience can quietly influence the lives of millions of people. Features commentary from Sharp's close ally Retired U.S. Army Colonel Robert Helvey, Sharp himself, and many of the revolutionary leaders his work has inspired.
Audience Higher education.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Sharp, Gene, 1928-2018.
Government, Resistance to.
Passive resistance.
Power (Social sciences)
Social action.
Social justice.
Social movements.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Added Author Arrow, Ruaridh.
Bloom, Philip.
Braddick, Lorrin.
Crozier, Michael.
Mills, Jeremy.
Otis, James.
Shaw, Richard (Film producer)
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1069055 Kanopy
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