How to Start a Revolution
By The Project Factory AU
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How to Start a Revolution is a multi award winning documentary following the work of 2012 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gene Sharp, the world's foremost expert on nonviolent action. BAFTA award-winning director Ruaridh Arrow follows the use of Gene Sharp's work by democracy activists from the streets of Serbia and the jungles of Burma to Tahrir Square and the Arab Spring.
This ground-breaking app is a touch activated documentary embedding analysis, extra video and satellite mapping. This app also includes *free* four of Gene Sharp's key books including his famous work, From Dictatorship to Democracy, described as a handbook for revolutionaries. For the first time, the iPad brings together an award winning film and books which have helped nonviolent activists change the world. Integration with Gene Sharp's Albert Einstein Institution website provides hundreds of pages of additional readings and case studies.
A Revolution Monitor fuses mapping technology with curated Twitter streams from more than 40 countries. Viewers simply touch a country to follow revolutions in real time and even interact with the activists involved. Tweeted articles, blogs and video are displayed instantly creating a live stream of activist generated news by location.
Part educational resource, part immersive experience - this app is an essential toolbox of resources for activists and all those interested in democracy and the abolition of violent conflict.
"A vital conversation starter and educational tool in a world awash with violence" The Huffington Post
How to Start a Revolution
This is an amazing film about a man who has dedicated his life to teaching people about nonviolent action. The best bit is you can start reading the books this film is based on straight away inside the app. The revolution monitor is pretty awesome and it made me realise just how many countries in the world are still living under dictatorships. A great world changing educational app.
This is an amazing app-I had thought it was only the film, but there is so much more: full length videos of Gene Sharps speeches, maps, bios on people mentioned in the film, more in depth info on the movements, and more. My only problem is that it keeps force quitting on me. Otherwise this is a really amazing app, and definitely worth $9. Please fix the force quits, though!
Master of nonviolence
During the Egyptian revolution some of the leaders started mentioning Gene Sharp, who as far as I knew had disappeared into academic obscurity in the '70's. But it turns out his books were instrumental in overthrowing governments in Eastern Europe, Slovakia and elsewhere before the Arab Spring. This app includes a wealth of information, a film on Sharp's work and 3 books. An incredible value.