Film: “How to Start a Revolution” at the Pickford

March 10, 2012 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Pickford, 1318 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225

Fresh from sold out screenings at this year’s Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival, HOW TO START A REVOLUTION profiles Gene Sharp and his ally Retired U.S. Army Colonel Robert Helvey, who has used Gene’s methods to train activists as far afield as Venezuela, Burma and Belgrade, together with a number of the key leaders of nonviolent revolutions around the world all of who testify to the power of Gene’s work in practice. The film climaxes as the current insurrection in Egypt testifies to the power of Gene’s work as the action as unfolds on the streets of Cairo. Throughout the film is illustrated with user-generated content of protesters and activists filmed on mobile phones in the street in Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Serbia and elsewhere in the world.

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