“How to Start a Revolution” is a biography film about the greatest thinker of non-violent revolutions in the world. The film is a debut work of director Ruaridh Arrow that tells the story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gene Sharp. It presents his 198 steps that can help the modern revolutionary leaders to overthrow dictators through peaceful methods.
The ideas of Sharp have been used in several government uprisings in numerous countries such as Egypt, Serbia, and Ukraine to promote a more favorable democratic government. It includes interviews of the great man himself, his assistant, his followers, and the revolutionary leaders as they provide means of non-violent anti-government resistance. Input from several other people from around the globe are also included as they share their ideas about the means of Sharp in winning against abusive dictators.