USA – 2014 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY GREG BARKER
WE ARE THE GIANT follows the inspirational stories of three ordinary young people whose struggle for freedom during the Arab Spring was both fuelled and empowered by social media.
In WE ARE THE GIANT ordinary citizens face the same moral questions that have defined revolutionary leaders across the ages, from Jefferson to Che Guevara to Mandela.
Filmed largely in secret and sometimes at great risk, Emmy award-winning director Greg Barker delivers remarkable access as he documents six people from very different walks of life. Grappling with the agonizing dilemma at the heart of all struggles for justice and freedom, they must advocate change through peace and non-violence.
Each faces a brutal regime determined to crush them into submission, and each makes very different, painful choices that come to define themselves — and their struggles.
Powerful, tragic and ultiamtely inspirational, WE ARE THE GIANT follows the everyday decisions that transform not just individual lives but the fate of nations. As their stories echo across history, the characters in WE ARE THE GIANT speak directly to our own lives, reminding us that we are all products of revolutions, and offering hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.