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Sounds Like a Revolution (2010)

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Documents the rise of a new generation of activist musicians who are living proof that music is a powerful tool in the ongoing struggle for social change. From the Dixie Chicks to Michael ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jello Biafra
Rob Bowman
Alan Cross
Davey D
Ani Difranco
Michael Franti ...
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Al Jourgensen
Fat Mike
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Documents the rise of a new generation of activist musicians who are living proof that music is a powerful tool in the ongoing struggle for social change. From the Dixie Chicks to Michael Franti to the punk band Anti-Flag, artists across the musical spectrum recount their motivations and struggles over the last decade, in a post-9/11 world where dissent has been silenced and censorship is commonplace. No ordinary music doc, this inspiring rockumentary draws on the power of music and insights of artists to help us understand our world and find the courage to speak out about issues that concern us all. Written by Anonymous

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A vital film about the political potency of music.
31 August 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Good music always comes from the heart. It can also come from the head and the gut, but the heart has to be there. When an artist gets it right the song resonates for days, weeks and sometimes decades with an every changing audience.

Sounds Like a Revolution is a small film that examines the David and Goliath role of the corporation and government in the world of music. This uncomfortable relationship has been growing for decades. However,today the film explores how the link between the corporate and the government agenda can take the form of creative censorship.

This is a film for anyone who think that all the protest music was created and the migrated to FM stations in the 60's. It's alive and well. It's just that it doesn't have a large audience due to the perfect storm of corporate agendas matched to political agendas as the film points out.

Good music is out there. Protest music is out there. Watch this film and you may find yourself repeating the line from the classic film "Network", "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore." And even if you don't the film with educate and entertain at the same time...and that's a win any day.


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