A Whisper to a Roar - Council for a Community of Democracies
French philosopher Voltaire once cautioned, "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong." As the powerful new documentary A Whisper to a Roar demonstrates, Voltaire's warning has never been truer than it is today. Directed by Ben Moses (Taking the Hill: The Warrior's Journey Home) and inspired by the work of renowned democracy scholar and author Larry Diamond (The Spirit of Democracy), the film spotlights the perilous plight of pro-democracy activists in five countries as they mobilize against authoritarian governments that have been very wrong, in some cases for a very long time.
The Council for a Community of Democracies (CCD) is the only nongovernmental organization in the world with an exclusive focus on the CD. 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.