About the Film
In 2001, the band System Of A Down partnered with music producer Rick Rubin to record
their sophomore album. Against all odds, and during one of the most painful and precarious
months in American history, the album Toxicity skyrocketed up the Billboard chart and
catapulted to Number One. But just as System Of A Down achieved their commercial
triumph, in a post-9/11 world their politically-charged lyrics were suddenly the subject of
scrutiny; they were thrust into headlines, and their songs were pulled off the radio. The
band’s global fanbase saw in frontman Serj Tankian a spokesperson for their disillusionment.
Tankian had always been outspoken and political, both on stage and off, but when he
found his message inspiring a popular movement on the other side of the world, he began
to realize that his music was more revolutionary than even he could imagine.
The film follows Tankian down an unexpected path as his passion for human rights and
activism led him to become a social justice organizer in Armenia. Fueled by interviews
with the band, their producers, and fellow rock icons, Truth To Power is both an energizing
rockumentary and an inspiring call to action for our turbulent times.
Runtime: 89 minutes Language: English