A documentary film list about social change.

Films with the Revolution tag:

Concerning Violence [2014]

Africa Revolution Racism

The film narrates the events of African nationalist and independence movements in the 1960s and 1970s which challenged colonial and white minority rule.




How to Start a Revolution [2012]

Nonviolence Revolution

The remarkable untold story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gene Sharp, the world's leading expert on non-violent revolution. This new film (from first time director Ruaridh Arrow) reveals how Gene's work has given a new generation of revolutionary leaders the weapons needed to overthrow dictators. How To Start A Revolution is the story of the power of people to change their world, the modern revolution and the man behind it all.




Maiden [2014]

Ukraine Revolution

A chronicle of the civil uprising against the regime of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych that took place in Kiev in the winter of 2013/14. The film follows the progress of the revolution: from peaceful rallies, half a million strong in the Maidan square, to the bloody street battles between protesters and riot police.




The Battle of Chile [1975]

Chile Revolution

The Battle of Chile is a documentary film directed by the Chilean Patricio Guzman, in 3 parts: The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie (1975), The Coup d'état (1976), Popular Power (1979). It is a chronicle of the political tension in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counter revolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende. It won the Grand Prix in 1975 and 1976 at the Grenoble International Film Festival. In 1996, Chile, Obstinate Memory was released and followed Guzmán back to Chile as he screened the 3-part documentary to Chileans who had never seen it before.




The Commune (Paris, 1871) [2003]

France Revolution

We are in the year 1871. A journalist for Versailles Television broadcasts a soothing and official view of events while a Commune television is set up to provide the perspectives of the Paris rebels. On a stage-like set, more than 200 actors interpret characters of the Commune. They voice their own thoughts and feelings concerning the social and political reforms.




The Square [2013]

Egypt Arab Spring Revolution

The Square looks at the hard realities faced day-to-day by people working to build Egypt’s new democracy. Armed with values, determination, music, humor, an abundance of social media, and sheer obstinacy, they know that the thorny path to democracy only began with Hosni Mubarek’s fall.




Where are you Bucharest? [2014]

Bucharest Revolution

What does a retired police officer, a dog trainer, the founder of a political party and anti-government protesters have in common? They've all met on the streets of Bucharest, 23 years after the Romanian Revolution, determined to reclaim the public space. Vlad Petri is following their stories, from the first days of the anti-government protests to the final days of the Referendum against the President.




Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom [2015]

Ukraine Revolution

A documentary on the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations supporting European integration grew into a violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich.




½ Revolution [2011]

Egypt Arab Spring Revolution

January 2011 – downtown Cairo – a close-knit group of activist friends struggle to stay alive and stick together as waves of protests escalate around them in their neighborhood near Tahrir Square during the first chaotic days of the Egyptian revolution.