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Everyday Rebellion

Arman T. Riahi & Arash Riahi / Switzerland - Austria / 2014 / 112 ' / English - Spanish - Farsi - Farsi - Russian / S.T. English

Credits

Nela Märki & David Arno Schwaiger
Arman T. Riahi & Arash Riahi
Mario Minichmayr, Dominik Spritzendorfer, Olivia Wimmer, Arman T. Riahi & Arash Riahi
Atanas Tcholakov
Abe Dolinger
Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson
Manuel Grandpierre
Nils Kirchhof
William Franck
Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber, Michael Seeber, Hercli Bundi & Susanne Guggenberger
Production Managers: Karin C. Berger & Susanne Guggenberger

Awards & Festivals

Winner: Politikens Audience Award (with the highest rating in the history of the festival), CPH:DOX, 2013
Winner: Ben Award for Best Transmedia, B3 BIENNALE FRANKFURT, 2013
Winner: Best Crossmedia, ARTE PIXEL PITCH AWARD LONDON, 2012
Nominated: Most Valuable Documentary, CINEMA FOR PEACE, 2014
Nominated: Interactive Awards Finalist, SXSW, 2014
In Competition: ISTANBUL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, 2014
In Competition: MOVIES THAT MATTER, 2014
In Competition: THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL, 2014
In Competition: SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL, 2014
In Competition: ONE WORLD FESTIVAL PRAGUE, 2014
In Competition: TEMPO DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL, 2014
Official Selection, 49. SOLOTHURNER FILMTAGE, 2014
Official Selection, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), 2013
Official Selection, DOCPOINT HELSINKI, 2014
Official Selection, ARS ELECTRONICA, 2012

Upcoming Screenings

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In Production

From The Yes Men to Femen to the Spanish Indignados this inspiring film travels the globe to highlight creative nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience.

Synopsis

EVERYDAY REBELLION is a cross-media documentary about creative forms of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience worldwide. What does the Occupy movement in New York have in common with the Spanish Indignados protests or the Arab Spring? Is there a connection between the struggle of the Iranian democracy movement and the nonviolent uprising in Syria and what is the link between the Ukrainian topless activists of Femen and an Islamic culture like Egypt? And to top it off, what do Serbia and Turkey have to do with all this?

The reasons for the various people’s uprisings in these countries may be diverse, but the creative nonviolent tactics they use in their struggles are strongly connected to each other. So are the activists who share these strategies, new ideas and established methods. EVERYDAY REBELLION is a story about the richness of peaceful protest, acted out everyday by passionate people from Spain, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, USA, UK and Serbia. These methods are inventive, funny and sometimes even aggressive. And the activists who use them believe that creative nonviolent protest will win over violent protest – and they are right. Nonviolence has scientifically been proven to be more effective and successful than violent protest. And the users of nonviolence are feared because they are rapidly changing the world and challenging dictatorships as well as global corporations.

EVERYDAY REBELLION is a tribute to the creativity of the nonviolent resistance. The project studies the consequences of a modern and rapidly changing society where new forms of protest to challenge the power of dictatorships and sometimes also global corporations are invented everyday. Everyday Rebellion wants to give voice to all those who decide not to use violence to try changing a violent system. Because, as Ghandi said: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

 

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