From Dictatorship to Democracy
Since its publication in 1993, From Dictatorship to Democracy has been translated into more than thirty different languages. The guide to nonviolent revolution has enabled and inspired citizens from all over the world to overthrow their dictatorial governments. In 2000 the Otpor used the guide to overthrow Milosevic, and during the recent revolution in Egypt photocopies of the Arabic translation were spread amongst the protesters on Tahrir Square. More than half of Gene Sharp's 198 nonviolent weapons were employed.
In Russia the book has been burned, and in Iran and Venezuela Gene Sharp, 83 years old, has been proclaimed a national threat. Find out more about the film here.
It has been difficult for the film makers to get funding from the British government for making this documentary. You can help with donating money here to help them completing the film.
From Dictatorship to Democracy is available for free download from the Albert Einstein Institution. It can be found here
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