How to Start a Revolution

About the Show

As waves of revolutionary spirit sweep the world, one man's ideas continue to inspire, mobilise and unite protestors, giving them the tools to topple dictators. Quiet, unassuming, and softly spoken, 83-year-old Professor Gene Sharp is the world's leading expert on nonviolent revolution. His controversial book 'From Dictatorship to Democracy' has been smuggled across borders, handed between revolutionaries and hidden from secret policemen the world over, becoming the definitive manual for anyone wanting to start a revolution. For the first time, this award-winning film reveals how the Nobel Peace Prize nominee's work has brought dramatic results, from Serbia to Ukraine to Egypt to Syria, spreading across the globe in an unstoppable wave of profound democratic change. This is the inspirational story of the power of people to change their world, the modern revolution, and the man behind it all.