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Bringing Down A Dictator - English (standard definition)

11 Jun 2020

Click here to view a 1080 (high definition) version of this film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7dNLt5mC1A&t=1706s

This film includes a minor alteration (from the original version) that directs viewers to the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict website. For more information about this film: https://www.nonviolent-conflic....t.org/bringing-dicta

For more civil resistance resources in English: https://www.nonviolent-conflic....t.org/resource-libra


In the year 2000, in a war barely noticed outside Yugoslavia, the indicted war criminal Slobodan Milosevic fought to hold power. He controlled a battle-hardened army, a tough police force, and most of the news media. But he underestimated his opponents, led by a student movement called Otpor! (‘resistance’), who attacked the regime with ridicule, rock music, and a willingness to be arrested. Their courage and audacity inspired others to overcome their fear and join the fight.

Otpor! students were the shock troops in what became an army of human rights and pro-democracy activists who systematically undermined police and army loyalty to Milosevic and forced him to call early elections. When Milosevic refused to accept his defeat at the polls, the people responded with a general strike. As normal life ground to a halt, Serbs by the hundreds of thousands descended on the capital on October 5 to seize the parliament in a dramatic triumph for democracy. Milosevic was arrested and extradited to the Hague to stand trial for crimes against humanity in June 2001.

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