Like myself most people probably would not have heard of him - unless you are one of the few people who started a revolution and brought down a dictator.
Gene Sharp's book called From Dictatorship to Democracy describes 198 ways to end a dictatorship only using non-violent methods. It has been used as a instruction manual for the people of countries like Egypt, Morocco, Lithuania, Latvia, Serbia and many more in the successful peaceful attempts to get rid of their dictatorial leader of their occupating super power.
The film is not only informative in regards to Gene's Sharps massive - yet almost unknown - impact on the peaceful uprisings around the world - it is also deeply moving as it shows you an old humble man who fought all his life to show the world that you do not need an US army (or any army) to invade and bomb a country in order to free a people from its tyran and introduce democratic rights.
If a nation really wants change it can reache it by itself - without use of weapons or violence.
In my eyes Gene Sharp should be granted the Peace Noble Price. And after watching this documentary I am pretty sure you will agree with me.
Find out more about the film HOW TO START A REVOLUTION here: howtostartarevolutionfilm.com