Bringing Down A Dictator

…A priceless history lesson… succeeds most intriguingly as a how-to manual for revolution via civil disobedience. Grade A.
Entertainment Weekly

Bringing Down A Dictator (52 min) documents the nonviolent defeat of Serbian strongman, Slobodan Milosevic,not by force of arms but by an ingenious nonviolent strategy of honest elections and massive civil disobedience.

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Just weeks after the Serbian people forced Milosevic to resign, Steve York rushed to Belgrade to capture the stories of activists and opposition leaders who worked to undermine police and public loyalty to Milosevic, ensure fair elections, and inspire the masses to rise up in resistance to rigged results.

Featuring: Otpor! student leaders, Srdja Popvic & Ivan Marovic.

Narrated by Martin Sheen. Premiered on PBS 2002.


  • George Foster Peabody Award

  • ABCNews VideoSource Award –  Int’l Documentary Assn

  • Silver Chris Award – Columbus Int’l Film & Video Festival

  • Silver Plaque – The Chicago Int’l Television Festival

  • Gold Remi – Worldfest Houston Int’l Film Festival

  • Best Documentary – Sedona Int’l Film Festival

  • CINE Golden Eagle