Move East Movie: Truth to Power


Director: Garin Hovannisian

Millions fill stadiums around the world just to hear Serj Tankian, the Grammy-winning lead singer of System Of A Down. TRUTH TO POWER, featuring exclusive interviews, adventures and footage personally filmed by Serj, allows audiences a glimpse backstage into the world of an international rock star whose music has revolutionised heavy metal and real world issues.  Serji harnesses the power of his songs and celebrity status for social justice and strives for real political change. He is just as likely to take on American corporate greed as lambast the corrupt regime of his homeland. Congress finally approved his decades-long campaign for formal U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide in 2019.

Governments hate him. People love him.

Set to Serj’s critically acclaimed solo and original soundtrack and the iconic music by System Of A Down, TRUTH TO POWER portrays a musician in the process of producing music from its inception to the recording, but also tells the story of an artist who pursued other ambitions outside of music.

The material includes commentary from the legendary producer Rick Rubin about System Of A Down’s early years and its unlikely breakthrough, the band members’ candid insights about the group’s ups and downs, and stories from Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello on his bond with Serj and their role as advocates of social justice and the activity of their non-profit organisation “Axis of Justice”.

26.06 | 16.00 | Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 5a – 2nd floor, auditorium 

English, with Polish subtitles