Category Archives: Reviews

Shockya Review

October 22, 2012 – Shockya Review by Brent Simon


“…“A Whisper to a Roar” is a powerful documentary that ties together the heroic and ongoing efforts of democracy activists in five countries, and reaffirms the human spirit’s innate desire for freedom.”

“Emotionally engaging and impactful, “A Whisper to a Roar” is a well put together look at the yearning and universal nature of values we too frequently ascribe as uniquely American.”

New York Times Review

October 11, 2012  The New York Times Review By Nicolas Rapold


“A Whisper to a Roar” is a vivid documentary with unusual access to the key players in the geopolitical dramas it recounts.

“…trenchant, polished interviews lend a firsthand immediacy to a whirlwind tour of supposed democracies and bold resistance.”

“This deft digest from the director Ben Moses is by turns shocking and inspiring as we witness both the brutal abuse of power and life-endangering dissent.”

“The footage plucked from archives — crowds, interview face-offs, heads of states grandstanding — can be electric.”

Village Voice/LA Weekly Review

October 10, 2012 Village Voice/LA Weekly review by Michelle Orange

Some excerpts include…

A Whisper to a Roar documents recent grassroots efforts for change – genuine democracy confronting its puppet-show guise…”

“An expertly drawn primer on the soft dictatorships that constrained five different countries and the peaceful revolutions that sought to expunge them…”

Director, Ben Moses “ambitiously interweaves stories of oppression and uprising out of the Ukraine, Venezuela, Egypt, Malaysia, and Zimbabwe.””

LA Times Review

October 18, 2012 – Los Angeles Times Review by Gary Goldstein


“The provocative documentary tells the stories of activists who risked almost everything to bring democracy to their countries.”

“An impressive array of archival news footage, enlightening interviews with activists, politicos, academics and journalists…”