We Are the Giant

We Are the Giant

DVD - 2014
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Summary Documentary about the recent protests in the Middle East that have seen ordinary people standing against oppressive government regimes. The demonstrations, collectively known as the 'Arab Spring', have taken place throughout the Middle East and North Africa as citizens of all ages and backgrounds have gained an understanding of their government's regimes and policies and sought to make a change to the ways in which their countries are run. Film-maker Greg Barker speaks to a number of people involved in the protests and focuses on specific areas of interest, including Libya, Bahrain and Syria.
"In WE ARE THE GIANT, ordinary citizens face the same moral questions that have defined revolutionary leaders across the ages, from Jefferson to Che Guevara to Mandela. Filmed largely in secret and sometimes at great risk, Emmy award-winning director Greg Barker delivers remarkable access as he documents six people from very different walks of life. Grappling with the agonizing dilemma at the heart of all struggles for justice and freedom, they must each decide whether to take up arms and fight, or to advocates change through peace and non-violence. Each faces a brutal regime determined to crush them into submission, and each makes very different, painful choices that come to define themselves - and their struggles. Powerful, tragic and ultimately inspiration, WE ARE THE GIANT follows the everyday decisions that transform not just individual lives but the fates of nations. As their stories echo across history, the characters in WE ARE THE GIANT speak directly to our own lives, reminding us that we are all products of revolutions, and offering hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds." --
Publisher: Chasing the Flame, 2014
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in


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