THE PLOT THUS FAR
Courageous democracy activists in five countries (Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Zimbabwe) risk it all to bring freedom to their people.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Ben Moses does an excellent job of showing us how the world can change through direct action. There’s nothing as thrilling as seeing ordinary people come together against a common enemy. However, I don’t feel that we got enough background on their causes. Too often modern culture rushes to support any underdog without realizing what they’re about. Such is the case with Syria and the complicated matter as to how we should best support them.
While staging the documentary across such a wide tapestry might’ve split focus, it does show common bonds appear across the world. Life sucks through most of the second and third world, this examination gives you a chance to realize how lucky you are to be in the first. Still, it’s a drop in the bucket. I can see this documentary getting teenagers and young people interested in global response, but what next? I can’t ever escape such feelings after checking out these docs.
The DVD comes with extended interviews and a trailer. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp for standard definition. However, there are minor moments of digital noise. The Dolby track supports the dialogue and that’s all that matters for an important documentary like this. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
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