‘The Revolution Business’ (2011)

Not all revolutions come from the grass roots.


Our weekly documentary film curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE.

“Revolution consultants are the worst nightmare of every regime. Srdja Popovic was a founder of the organisation ‘Otpor’, a revolution training school. It was instrumental in the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic in the 1990s and has now inspired a new generation of activists. Political commentators like William Engdahl are convinced Otpor is being financed by the USA. “The people from Otpor gave us a book in which they described all their strategies”, says Ezzedine Zaatour of the Tunisian uprising. That book was written by an American, Gene Sharp, and is now considered the “revolution guide book”, being used by opposition movements worldwide. As Optor release their latest gadget, a resistance training computer game sponsored by American organisations, world leaders are voicing their concerns. “This is called a gentle coup!”, insists Hugo Chavez.”

Watch this still timely investigative piece lifting the veil on the various ‘grass roots’ color revolutions around the globe…

Run time: 30 min
By Patrick A. Hafner and Alexander Steinbach
Released by Journeyman Pictures