Published Jun 25, 2020Serj Tankian of System of a Down is bringing his music and activism together in a new documentary film, Truth to Power. Today, the film's first trailer has arrived ahead of its Cannes' Marché du Film premiere this week.
"Music changes our intuitive parts; music changes the way we feel about things," Tankian says in the trailer. "How we feel about things can overwhelm our logic. And our logic being a part of the process can change the world. But it requires people realizing that they have the power."
Directed by Garin Hovannisian and produced by Joe Berlinger, the film will see appearances by fellow bandmates John Dolmayan and Shavo Odadjian, as well as Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and record producer Rick Rubin, among others. The doc arrives via Live Nation Productions and Tankian's own Serjical Strike Entertainment.
According to the synopsis, the film follows the frontman "down an unexpected path as his passion for human rights and activism led him to become a social justice organizer in Armenia. Fuelled 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."
Watch the trailer below.