System of a Down‘s Serj Tankian has released the first trailer for his upcoming documentary, Truth to Power.
The film follows Tankian’s journey breaking into the metal scene along with his social activism work, such as raising awareness of the Armenian genocide in 1915. It’s a portrait of 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.”
The documentary will feature an original score by Tankian along with tracks from his upcoming EP, Elasticity, which drops in February.
Watch the trailer below.
Truth to Power hits “virtual cinemas” on Oscilloscope Laboratories on February 19th.