How To Start A Revolution

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

Hammer Screenings

See below for additional information.


Free and open to the public.

Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing.

Early arrival is recommended.


Hammer Museum
(310) 443-7000


Additional Information

The most dangerous threat to the world’s dictators is a soft-spoken, 83-year-old man named Gene Sharp. This revelatory documentary details strategies and tactics outlined in Sharp’s 1973 book From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation. The book has served as a “toolbox for the agitator” (Sunday Times) among anti-authoritarian revolts from Eastern Europe to the Arab Spring, and offers proof that nonviolent direct action is the most effective weapon against totalitarian regimes. (2011, dir. Ruaridh Arrow, 85 min.)

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