Tagline: Democracy is like love. You have to do it every day!
Synopsis: Gandhi was right: pacifism is the best activism. Guided by new theories and empirical evidence that boldly assert non-violence is twice as effective as violence at creating change, millions of people around the world are putting down their fists and adopting peaceful tactics to resist their governments instead. The new weapon of this turning global tide? Creativity. From Ukraine’s FEMEN activists whipping off their tops and Syrian protestors staining Damascus fountain water red to the clown-wielding antics of The Yes Men and the aggressive hugging of the Everything Is OK group, small but mighty measures are subverting fully armed regimes. While Iran’s Green Movement and Tahrir Square protestors did suffer bloody retaliations, intrepid cameras reveal that even wary pacifist rebels remain poised to resist. [Synopsis courtesy of Hot Docs]