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“A Whisper to a Roar” to Screen at the State Department!

A Whisper to a Roar will be screening at the U.S. State Department and at U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world!

The U.S. Department of State’s Open Forum and the Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies will be hosting a screening of A Whisper to a Roar on January 29th, 2013, with panelists Larry Diamond, whose contributions to global democracy advocacy inspired the film; filmmaker Ben Moses; and the film’s Esraa Abdel Fattah and Roberto Patiño.  The hosts are also working in collaboration with over 25 US Embassies and Consulates around the world to host viewing parties with civil society leaders in their respective countries.  The participating Embassies and Consulates are part of the Secretary’s Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society and will host their viewing parties as part of their mission-based working groups, which focus on engaging with civil society to further U.S. foreign policy.

Foreign Policy Article Inspired by A Whisper to a Roar

December 19, 2012 – Prompted by A Whisper to a Roar, Foreign Policy’s Democracy Lab article argues about the inevitability of democracy – by Christian Caryl.


“…an inspiring documentary film.”

“…especially liked the interviews with female Egyptian activist Esraa Abdel Fattah and the Venezuelan student campaigner Roberto Patiño — both remarkable people who clearly have an interesting future ahead. It’s the self-sacrifice and idealism of figures such as these that give the story its lift.”

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Premiere Welcome

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Introduction at the Premiere of “A Whisper to a Roar” from "A Whisper to a Roar" Documentary on Vimeo.

Although Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had to miss the October 3 premiere, that didn’t stop him from making an appearance.  He was called away at the last minute to attend the first presidential debate between President Obama and Governor Romney, but filmed this video in advance to introduce “A Whisper to a Roar” at the Director’s Guild Theatre in Los Angeles.