Bringing Down a Dictator

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Bringing Down A Dictator is a 56-minute documentary film by Steve York about the nonviolent defeat of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic. It focuses on the contributions of the student-led Otpor! movement. The film originally aired on national PBS in March 2002. It was narrated by Martin Sheen and won the George Foster Peabody Award.

Other awards include:

Bringing Down A Dictator was broadcast several times in the former Republic of Georgia in the fall of 2003 and was credited with helping the citizens there organize their nonviolent protest[1] against the electoral fraud linked to Eduard Shevardnadze, in what was called the Rose Revolution.[2] In a February 9, 2011 news piece on the Al-Jazeera-English channel, members of the youth leaders of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 are seen watching Bringing Down A Dictator during an organizational meeting.[3]

Screenings[edit]

  • 2010 Zagreb International Film Festival[4]
  • 2010 Swarthmore College Peace Week[5]
  • 2008 Cairo Human Rights Film Festival[6]
  • 2007 Harvard University Program on Negotiation[7]
  • 2007 7islands Film Festival, India[8]
  • 2002 UCLA International Institute[9]
  • 2002 The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars[10]
  • 2002 G6 Summit, Calgary, Canada[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tbilisi's "Revolution of Roses' Mentored by Serbian Activists, Peter Baker, Washington Post November 25, 2003, https://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A11577-2003Nov24?language=printer
  2. ^ NPR Morning Edition Story, https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1524658
  3. ^ Al Jazeera People and Power segment, February 9, 2011,http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/peopleandpower/2011/02/201128145549829916.html
  4. ^ Zagreb International Film Festival "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2010-11-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Swarthmore Peace Week 2010,http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?fromdate=4/25/2010&todate=4/25/2010&display=Day&type=public&eventidn=5969&view=EventDetails&information_id=19372
  6. ^ Cairo Human Rights Film Festival, http://www.cairofilm.org/filmfestival.html Archived 2010-03-30 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Harvard University PON, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-03. Retrieved 2010-11-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ 7islands Film Festival,http://www.7islands.in/schedule_detail.html
  9. ^ UCLA International Institute, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-23. Retrieved 2010-11-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-08-19. Retrieved 2010-11-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ G6 Summit, Calgary, Canada,http://www.david-kilgour.com/mp/film.htm

Reviews[edit]

The New York Times, March 30, 2002

Peace Magazine

Articles/Interviews[edit]

CNN, March 17, 2002

Bikya Masr, December 16, 2009

History Lesson: How to Oust a Dictator, Using Cellphones, April 18, 2002, The Christian Science Monitor

External links[edit]