Grade Level: High School – Community College
Includes teacher's guide + 2 films on DVD + CD-ROM
A Whisper to a Roar tells the heroic stories of courageous democracy activists in five countries around the world—Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Zimbabwe—who risk everything to bring freedom to their people. From student leaders to prime ministers and heads of state, these activists share their compelling personal stories of struggle, past and present, with their countries’ regimes. Shot over three years and finalized in July 2012 by award-winning filmmaker, Ben Moses, the film was inspired by the work of Stanford University’s Larry Diamond, Director of Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
The teacher’s guide for A Whisper to a Roar provides materials that supplement the information and issues explored in the film: setting-the-stage activities, note-taking handouts, and answer keys, as well as numerous discussion questions and extension activities. The guide comes with 2 DVDs: the first DVD provides background information on the five countries explored in the film and a review of concepts that help make the material in the film more accessible for students; the second is the one with the academic version of the documentary film A Whisper to a Roar. In addition, a CD-ROM with the handouts and projections used in the teacher’s guide is also provided for your convenience.
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