October 17: Join HRF in NYC for screening of A Whisper to a Roar
New York (October 15, 2012)—The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) invites you to attend a screening of A Whisper to a Roar, a new documentary film that follows the stories of pro-democracy activists struggling for freedom in Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. The film will be screened on Wednesday, October 17, at 8:15pm EST at the Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street, in New York.
The film—directed by Ben Moses, the Emmy award-winning creator of Good Morning, Vietnam—was inspired by the work of political scientist Larry Diamond, author of The Spirit of Democracy and director of Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. The film shares the personal stories of activists—from student leaders to heads of state—as they struggle against repressive regimes in their respective countries. The documentary is supported by the Moulay Hicham Foundation.
In an early review, The New York Times calls the film a “vivid documentary with unusual access to the key players in the geopolitical dramas it recounts” and a “deft digest from the director Ben Moses [that] is by turns shocking and inspiring as we witness both the brutal abuse of power and life-endangering dissent.”
Tickets are $12 and can be purchased here. You can learn more about the film on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.
Contact: Javier El-Hage, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-246-8486