A WHISPER TO A ROAR focuses on the current struggles for democracy in Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. You have a front row seat to history-forging revolutions the filmmakers captured and had no idea that they would erupt mid-production of the making of this film. Democracy has always come at a price. A Whisper To A Roar spotlights the perilous costs of pro-democracy activists in these five countries as they battle against the authoritarian governments that have been very wrong, in some cases for a very long time.
French philosopher Voltaire once cautioned, “It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.” As the powerful new documentary A Whisper to a Roar demonstrates, Voltaire’s warning has never been truer than it is today. Directed by Ben Moses (Taking the Hill: The Warrior’s Journey Home) and inspired by the work of renowned democracy scholar and author Larry Diamond (The Spirit of Democracy), the film spotlights the perilous plight of pro-democracy activists in five countries as they mobilize against authoritarian governments that have been very wrong, in some cases for a very long time.