Ordinary citizens face the same moral questions that have defined revolutionary leaders across the ages, from Jefferson to Che to Mandela. With remarkable access, the film takes its audience inside the lives of six extraordinary people who grapple with the agonizing and universal dilemma at the heart of all struggles for justice and freedom: whether to take up arms and fight or to advocate change through peace and non-violence.
Filmed largely in secret and sometimes at great risk over the past two and a half years, it follows six different people from very different walks of life as they decide they must stand up for what they believe is right, and take action. These individuals face brutal regimes determined to crush them into submission, and they all make very different, painful choices that come to define them – and their struggles.
Powerful, tragic and ultimately inspirational, it follows the everyday decisions that transform not only individual lives, but also the fates of nations. As their stories echo across history they speak directly to our own lives, reminding us that we are all products of revolutions and offering us hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.