July 7, 2013 — Josh and Katie of FourEyed Radio’s DocuNauts review A Whisper to a Roar.
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Digob.com’s Ethiopian TV Video Review
June 21, 2013 — Digob.com’s Ethiopian TV video review of “A Whisper to a Roar.”
Coalition of Positive Energy’s Post About “A Whisper to a Roar”
April 29, 2013 — JustPressPlay’s Lee Jutton reviews “A Whisper to a Roar.”
“Yet even when chronicling such unfairness, the film manages to incite hope in the viewer by providing an inspiring look at the kinds of changes that people can bring about in their governments when they refuse to be silenced about injustice.”
April 25, 2013 — DVDSnapshot’s review of the film.
“Part of what makes A Whisper to a Roar so impactful is it’s ability to portray how in 5 cases spanning different countries/governments can have good intentions on making positive changes, but that leaders who emerge are often drunk with power.”
“A Whisper to a Roar isn’t all doom and gloom; in fact, it’s quite the opposite. It’s really about how non-violent political movements can enact change and how citizens ultimately fight adversity to restore democracy in their country. For anyone interested in political movements abroad, this documentary is worth a viewing.”
April 22, 2013 — Examiner.com’s John Moore reviews “A Whisper to a Roar.”
“Justifiably praised at independent film festivals across the globe when it was first screened last year, the film by Ben Moses looks at political revolutions in Egypt, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Malaysia and Ukraine.”
Billy O’Keefe and the McClatchy Tribune’s DVD Release Announcement
April 14, 2013 — Billy O’Keefe’s DVD release announcement for the McClatchy Tribune.
“A feature film isn’t the best medium through which to present five instances around the world — Egypt, Ukraine, Venezuela, Malaysia and Zimbabwe — of oppressed citizens finally having enough and striking back against their governments. But as a primer or some kind of democracy-in-action starter pack, “A Whisper to a Roar” pretty much gets it perfectly right. “Roar” cycles periodically between countries as if to present five smaller three-act films at once, with each scenario getting a who’s who and what’s what before the film returns later to dig deeper and present each populace’s discontent in more personal detail. If that doesn’t sound dry on paper, it certainly sounds repetitive. But tedium never stands a chance against “Roar’s” storytelling approach, which mixes the empirical and personal so thoroughly as to make them one. These aren’t current events lessons so much as stories about what’s going on out there, and while “Roar” leaves most of the talking to others — there’s no narrator, only the occasional text blurb providing context — it takes special care to give faces to every name on both sides of authority. The real stories begin where this ends, because the best way to follow a revolution in 2013 is live and from the mouths and keyboards of those on the ground as things unfold. But for those who need a crash course first, “Roar” is as productive a 90-minute class as you’re likely to find.”
A Random Walk Through Film Review
January 3, 2013 – A Random Walk Through Film review by Rich Wasserman
“‘Freedom isn’t free‘ is a popular phrase – but if you want a crash refresher course of what it means to stake your life for the right to vote then A Whisper to a Roar has examples aplenty.
The American Humanist Review
October 25, 2012 The American Humanist Review by Meghan Hamilton
“The film moves quickly and packs an abundance of information into its 95 minutes with powerful, at times difficult to witness, footage and photographs. This is an inspiring documentary that will undoubtedly leave you eager to affect change.”
Huffington Post Article/Review
October 22, 2012 – Huffington Post write-up and review by Deborah Stambler
“…seeing this film made me realize: Yes, our system is flawed. No, I’m not always sure whom to believe. But I still want to be part of this. I want to be part of this messy, frustrating system and be active in my community.”
“The story A Whisper To A Roar tells is far from easy. The material is complex and timely, and the uncertainty, violence and constantly shifting political situations make the filmmaker’s task a daunting one. Moses handles the difficult material adroitly and though parts of the film are difficult to watch due to violence, what shines through is a core belief that people will go to great lengths to make their voices heard.”