A Whisper To A Roar

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  • NR
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.9  (50)
  • 67

A Whisper To A Roar is a political documentary film directed by Ben Moses and released in 2012. The film explores the struggles and triumphs of heroic individuals who fought against oppressive regimes in different parts of the world. The film features interviews with notable figures such as Alfred Molina, Maria Corina Machado, and Boris Nemtsov.

The documentary is structured as a series of vignettes, each depicting the struggle of a different country's fight for democracy. The film highlights the inspiring journeys of people in five different countries: Venezuela, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, and Egypt. Each story portrays how people gradually became aware of the injustices happening in their country, and how they determinedly took action to create change.

A Whisper To A Roar shows the various ways people protest and demonstrate against authoritarian regimes, whether it be through non-violent resistance or armed uprising. The film also reveals the power of social media as a tool for organizing protests and activism. The documentary gives an insight into how young revolutionary leaders have used the internet as a battleground for fighting back against censorship and oppressive regimes.

The first story follows the political leader Maria Corina Machado in Venezuela, who coordinated the efforts of many individuals and political factions to unite Venezuela's fragmented opposition. Despite receiving physical and legal threats, Machado advocates for human rights and democratic principles, inspiring young politicians to continue the fight for freedom.

The second story features Ukraine's former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, who used her position as a politician to help form a democratic coalition. The film shows how Ukraine's corrupt election process cultivated a culture of mistrust in its citizenry, leading to protests and eventual revolution. We see the fierce determination of those who demand fair and just democracy, and how a united Ukraine stands against authoritarians.

The third story of the documentary is about Zimbabwe's human rights lawyer and activist, Jestina Mukoko. Mukoko held peaceful protests against the African dictatorship regime of Robert Mugabe, but was eventually arrested and held without trial for over three months. Her strength and resilience inspired the masses, who joined the fight to overthrow the corrupt regime.

The fourth story takes us to Malaysia where opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is fighting for democracy amidst a country with a politically-driven judiciary where the ruling party used authoritarian tactics to retain their power. Anwar's message was of hope, fairness, and resilience, but it's not enough to bring change as Malaysia remains in a state of emergency.

The final story of the documentary is set in Egypt, where the people's uprising resulted in the ousting of then Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after 30 years in power. The documentary explores the birth of the revolution by highlighting the role of the activists who used social media to unite the young and old, rich and poor, and deeply entrenched religious groups. The film interviews key figures such as Amr Moussa and Ahmed Maher, who helped spark and sustain the revolution.

In conclusion, A Whisper To A Roar motivates us to believe in democratic ideals and principles, and to stand up against oppressing governments. It showcases the bravery, ingenuity, and determination of people fighting against corruption and brutality all around the world. The documentary reminds us that in the fight for democracy, the power of the people is truly indomitable.

A Whisper To A Roar is a 2012 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 67.

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    6.9  (50)
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