We Are The Giant directed by Greg Barker, is an emotional documentary that details personal first hand accounts in the Arab Spring revolution.
Before watching this documentary I had no idea what the Arab Spring was nor did I realize the amount of ruthless and injustice killing taking place by this government overseas. And yet our government remains allies with these brutal forces even though we are aware of this corruption.
I had so many emotions while watching this documentary, I am thankful to live in America but it was gut wrenching to find out the violence and pure disregard for the essence of human life occurring in places such as, Libya, Syria and Bahrain.
The director did a wonderful job paralleling past revolutions to the Arab Spring. This was done by using images and quotes throughout the film. The footage used was, at certain points, difficult to watch and the torture discussed in the documentary was equally as difficult to hear. I would not bring a child younger than thirteen to see this documentary. They most likely would not appreciate it and some images could be too strong.
After the viewing We Are The Giant, I had many questions concerning the fate of certain individuals in the documentary. I was also curious to know the time period between when filming began to when it stopped so I could have a better understanding of the current status of the individual’s feature in this documentary.
I would highly recommend We Are The Giant, even though it left me feeling as if I could do nothing to help and felt guilty for my fortune. Those emotions were nothing compared to the inspiration I felt from the courage and sacrifice of these amazing individuals.