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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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Summer Preney, Jane Michener (co-director)
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Credited cast:
Jello Biafra
Rob Bowman Rob Bowman
David Crosby
Alan Cross Alan Cross
Davey D Davey D
Ani Difranco Ani Difranco
Steve Earle
Michael Franti ... Himself
Ice-T ... Ice-T
Al Jourgensen
Fat Mike
Tom Morello
Natalie Pa'apa'a Natalie Pa'apa'a
Paris ... Paris
Jackie Richardson ... (voice)
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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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English

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1 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Powerful
28 September 2010 | by furrypawpawSee all my reviews

"Sounds Like A Revolution" is a powerful, insightful documentary about the state of protest music today, as well as a critique of and primer on the consolidation of the music industry and radio. With countless interviews and compelling profiles of four artists - Anti-Flag, Michael Franti, Paris, and Fat Mike (NOFX) - this film aptly demonstrates the ability of music to energize and mobilize people to action. I enjoyed all of the profiles, particularly those of Justin Sane (Anti-Flag) and Paris. Both men are insightful, thoughtful, intelligent and just downright interesting to listen to. I was already quite familiar with Anti-Flag, having been a fan for years, but not with Paris, whose music I was inspired to buy after seeing this film. Michael Franti is intelligent and thoughtful, and Fat Mike a textbook case of how someone who never paid much attention to politics becomes politicized.

If you are interested in protest music - not only its history but the seeming lack of new and established artists to carry on this proud tradition - "Sounds Like A Revolution" is a must see.


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