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Associated with the Film’s Subjects / Supporters:

Center For Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law

“The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) engages in research, training, and teaching, and organizes intellectual and policy dialogues aimed at increasing public understanding of economic and political development.”

Democratic Initiatives Foundation

“Democratic Initiatives Foundation has grown from the Ukrainian citizens movement –Narodny Rukh in 1992 to pursue the ideas of Rukh activists on developing Ukrainian independent state and governance, market economy and civil society.  Since then the Democratic Initiatives Foundation works with the mission to support Ukraine’s transition towards a fully functioning democracy, better governance, market economy and development of civil society in Ukraine.”

Institute for Democracy in Africa (IDASA)

“IDASA is an independent public interest organization committed to building sustainable democratic societies in collaboration with African and global partners.”

Moulay Hicham Foundation

“The Foundation’s mission is to foster research in social sciences in the Maghreb and the Middle East.
It aims to study society and political systems and to identify the factors which lead to open societies as well as the obstacles to change in the region.”

National Endowment for Democracy

“The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world.”

Voto Joven

“VotoJoven es una organización venezolana que busca promover en los jóvenes la cultura y participación electoral a través de la generación de estructuras juveniles que desarrollen estrategias y actividades que impulsen el voto como herramienta fundamental de la democracia.

Nos motiva nuestro profundo compromiso con la democracia y la importancia que tiene el voto para fortalecerla y porque creemos que juntos podemos obtener resultados electorales que reflejen la decisión de la mayoría de la población venezolana que es joven. Nuestro trabajo no esta limitado por la edad y va enfocado a todo aquel que se sienta joven, tenga nuevas ideas y quiera ser escuchado.”

World Movement for Democracy

“The World Movement for Democracy is a global network of democrats, including activists, practitioners, academics, policy makers, and funders, who have come together to cooperate in the promotion of democracy.”

Other Democracy Activists and Supporters:

American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA)

“The ABA Rule of Law Initiative is a public service project of the American Bar Association dedicated to promoting rule of law around the world. The ABA Rule of Law Initiative believes that rule of law promotion is the most effective long-term antidote to the pressing problems facing the world community today, including poverty, economic stagnation, and conflict.”

The Asia Foundation

“The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports Asian initiatives to improve governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, the environment, and regional cooperation.”

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

“The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society.”

Club de Madrid

“The Club de Madrid is an independent non-profit organization composed of more than 80 democratic former Presidents and Prime Ministers from 56 different countries, constituting the world´s largest forum of former Heads of State and Government, who have come together to respond to a growing demand for support among leaders in two key areas: democratic leadership and governance;  and  response  to crisis and post-crisis situations. Both lines of work share the common goal of addressing the challenge of democratic governance and political conflict as well as that of building functional and inclusive societies, where the leadership experience of our Members is most valuable.”

Community of Democracies

“Community of Democracies is a global intergovernmental coalition of democratic countries, with the goal of promoting democratic rules and strengthening democratic norms and institutions around the world.”

Council for a Community of Democracies 

“Advancing global democracy through partnerships between civil society and government.  Since 2001, CCD has devoted itself to advocating for democratic change and international cooperation by working with civil society and governments around the world to making the CD a strong, democratic institution capable of addressing the needs of an ever-changing world.”

Ford Foundation

“The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. Our goals for more than half a century have been to: Strengthen democratic values, Reduce poverty and injustice, Promote international cooperation, Advance human achievement”

Freedom House

“Freedom House supports democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights around the world.  We support nonviolent civic initiatives in societies where freedom is denied or under threat and we stand in opposition to ideas and forces that challenge the right of all people to be free.”

The Inter-American Dialogue

“The Dialogue brings together leading citizens from throughout the hemisphere who incorporate a diversity of political and professional perspectives, yet share a commitment to democratic rule, social equity, and economic cooperation in the Americas.  Our mission is to convene these leaders to help build productive ties among Western Hemisphere nations.”

International Crisis Group, Belgium

“The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict.”

International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) 

“The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is the global leader in election assistance and democracy promotion.  IFES promotes democratic stability by providing technical assistance and applying field-based research to the electoral cycle in countries around the world to enhance citizen participation and strengthen civil societies, governance and transparency.”

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance 

“The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide.  International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics.”

International Republican Institute (IRI) 

“A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, IRI advances freedom and democracy worldwide by developing political parties, civic institutions, open elections, democratic governance and the rule of law.”

National Democratic Institute (NDI)

“The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.”

World Youth Movement for Democracy

“The World Youth Movement for Democracy (WYMD) is a global community of youth and their allies working non-violently for democracy. It was founded by a group of young people, like you, who believe in and work for fair elections, free speech, and human rights. We believe we can be stronger by working together.”

Human Rights Organizations:

Amnesty International

“Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.  Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.”

Boat People SOS

“We are a national Vietnamese American community organization with the mission to “empower, organize, and equip Vietnamese individuals and communities in their pursuit of liberty and dignity.” Since 1980, one in 10 Vietnamese Americans has received assistance from BPSOS while still in Vietnam, on the high seas, in a refugee camp, or after arriving in the United States. Through our 11 office locations in the U.S. and four office locations in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, we provide a web of services to support individuals, families, and communities.”

Carter Center

“Ultimately, the work of The Carter Center is about helping people achieve better opportunities and watching hope take root where it languished before.” – Jimmy Carter

“The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.”

Freedom House

“Freedom House supports democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights around the world.  We support nonviolent civic initiatives in societies where freedom is denied or under threat and we stand in opposition to ideas and forces that challenge the right of all people to be free.”

Human Rights First

“Human Rights First builds respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence.  Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington D.C. To maintain our independence, we accept no government funding.”

Human Rights Foundation

“The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is a nonpartisan organization devoted to defending human rights globally, with an expertise in the Americas.  Grounding our work in a deep commitment to individual liberty, we aim to raise awareness about both the nature of freedom and the vulnerability of freedom around the world.”

Human Rights Watch

“Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.”

International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

“The International Center for Transitional Justice is an international non-profit organization specializing in the field of transitional justice.  ICTJ works to help societies in transition address legacies of massive human rights violations and build civic trust in state institutions as protectors of human rights.
In the aftermath of mass atrocity and repression, we assist institutions and civil society groups—the people who are driving and shaping change in their societies—in considering measures to provide truth, accountability, and redress for past abuses.”

Other Think Tanks /
Academic-Oriented Institutions:

Carnegie Endowment

“The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States.   Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.”

Council on Foreign Relations, U.S.

“The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher.”

Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) 

“The Project on Middle East Democracy is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to examining how genuine democracies can develop in the Middle East and how the U.S. can best support that process.  Through dialogue, research, and advocacy, we aim to strengthen the constituency for U.S. policies that peacefully support democratic reform in the Middle East.”


“Quilliam is the world’s first counter-extremism think tank set up to address the unique challenges of citizenship, identity, and belonging in a globalised world. Quilliam stands for religious freedom, equality, human rights and democracy.”


Appleseed Entertainment

appleseed-icon“Appleseed Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based independent film production company founded in 2006 by Ben Moses and Lynne Moses.  Its focus is documentary and narrative theatrical films.”