A Whisper to a Roar - Egyptian Democratic Academy
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 Egyptian Democratic Academy (EDA) is a non-profit youth organization established by a group of activists working to promote the values of democracy, human rights and political participation. In addition, EDA promotes values of freedom of opinion and expression, openness and political and religious tolerance. EDA focuses on using new media tools with a special interest in the participation of the groups who are subject to marginalization, such as women, children and the disabled.