A Whisper to a Roar - Human Rights Project
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 Human Rights Project was founded in 1993 in order to protect the rights of immigrants and refuges whom have been victims of torture. It has since expanded its role to encompass women's rights and the rights of children.