Gene Sharp documentary nears completion

    How to Start a Revolution, the documentary being made on Gene Sharp and the influence of his work on democracy activists around the world, is nearing completion. After 18 months of filming, including time spent in Tahrir Square at the height of the uprising, the filmmakers have finished and moved on to the editing process. However, in order to pay for expensive archival footage, specialist post-production techniques and the publicity necessary to make an impact at festivals, they are raising money through the online funding platform Kickstarter. Based on the latest trailer, which really captures the drama of the subject matter, and what I’ve heard from friends involved in the production, this film will be a great asset to the field of civil resistance. So helping the filmmakers exceed their fundraising goal is no doubt a worthy effort. To learn more about how you can donate (and the tokens of appreciation you will receive) visit the Kickstarter page.



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