The Pit presents ‘Truth To Power‘, a documentary about System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian‘s life as an artist and activist. Available right now on the The Pit VOD platform with a 7-day free trial.
By focusing on two sides of the singer — the artist and the activist — the film shows what musicians can be capable of if they believe in their message”.
As new addition to its list of programs, The Pit VOD platform presents ‘Truth To Power. A film telling the story of how the Grammy-winning lead singer of System of a Down, Serj Tankian helps to awaken a political revolution on the other side of the world, inspiring Armenia’s struggle for democracy through his music and message.
The full documentary is available right now on the platform with a 7-days free trial.
System of a Down’s Serj Tankian takes an unexpected path. His passion for human rights & activism led him to become a social justice organizer. Interviews with the band, producers, & fellow rock icons, this is an energizing call to action.
Millions fill stadiums across the world for the sound of Serj Tankian, the Grammy-winning lead singer of System Of A Down. With exclusive interviews, adventures, and original footage personally filmed by Serj, “TRUTH TO POWER” allows audiences backstage access to an international rock star whose faith in music not only revolutionized heavy metal, but also world events.
Throughout his life, the musician has pursued social justice, harnessing the power of his songs and celebrity for real political change. Serj’s voice is equally likely to take on American corporate greed as lambast the corrupt regime of his homeland. His decades-long campaign for formal U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide was finally approved by Congress last year. Governments hate him. People love him.
Set to the propulsions of an original soundtrack composed by Serj, his critically acclaimed solo work, as well as the iconic music of System Of A Down, “TRUTH TO POWER” is also an artist portrait with a revealing look at the musician as he writes music—from inception to recording—and pursues ambitions outside of the band.
It includes memories from legendary producer Rick Rubin on System Of A Down’s early years and its unlikely breakthrough, the bandmates’ candid insights about the splinters and highpoints for the group, and stories from Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello on his bond with Serj as social justice advocates and their “Axis of Justice” nonprofit. Film features new music from the upcoming Serj Tankian EP “Elasticity” released through Alchemy Recordings.
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