EVERYDAY REBELLION

A film by the Riahi Brothers
Documentary  |  114 min  |  AUT, CHE  |  2013
A co-production with Mira Film, ZDF/ARTE, SRG SSR and SRF Sternstunden

SYNOPSIS

THE ART OF CHANGE

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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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

CPH:DOX 2013
Politiken Audience Award

CINEMA FOR PEACE
Most Valuable Documentary

B3-BIENNALE FRANKFURT 2013
Best Transmedia Storytelling

ARTE PIXEL PITCH PRIZE, LONDON 2012
Best Cross Media project

AUROVILLE FILM FESTIVAL 2015
Jury Award 

DAVEY SILVER AWARD 2014

ERASMUS EURO MEDIA 2014
Grand Award

Biografilm Festival Bologna 2014
Audience Award

FÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL 2014
Horizonte Award

CIVIS EUROPEAN ONLINE MEDIA
Award for integration

FESTIVALS (SELECTION)

CPH:DOX 2013
WORLD PREMIERE

IDFA INT DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
HOT DOCS CANADIAN INT. FESTIVAL
ARS ELECTRONICA 2012
Amnesty Int. Human Rights Film Festival
BERLINALE (EFM European Film Market)
Festival Muestra Int. de Cine Memoria Verdad Justicia
Ambulante Documentary Film Festival
Festival Int. de Cine Guanajuato, 
Esperanzah! 
Int. Human Rights Buenos Aires
CineFuturo
LA INDIE Film Fest
Solothurner Filmtage
Humans Rights Film Festival
Karama HRFF
IFF Tbilisi
Take one action
Rotas & Rituais
Rokumentti
Verzio
Thessaloniki Int. Film Festival
Eastern Neighbours FF
Diaspora FF (IDFF)
Guth Gafa Film Festival
Festival des Libertes
Cinemigrante
CNEX Taipei Film Festival
Bergen Int. Film Festival
Take one action
Banja Luka Film Festival
Sarajevo Film Festival
Pärnu
Biografilm Festival
IDFA by Night
La Rochelle
Docs Barcelona
HRAFF Australia
Planete Doc Review
Nordic Docs
Dok.Fest München
Docville Leuven
Pasticze Filmclub Prag
Docudays
MOVIES THAT MATTER
Film Festival One World
Tempo Film Festival
Stockholm 2014
IF Istanbul Independent Film Festival
Oslo HR FF
Belgrade Magnificent 7
DOCPOINT Tallinn
DOCPOINT HELSINKI
49th SOLOTHURNER FILMTAGE

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QUOTES

»It is the beginning of a process. At some point they will understand that nothing is wrong with us, but with society, with the system.« – INNA SHEVCHENKO

»One of the top ten future visions of humanity.« – DAZED & CONFUSED

»A cheerful and intelligent film, serious and worthwile but still humorous, proving it is the smaller, more personal stance that may ultimately make the bigger difference.« – THE GUARDIAN

»Intelligent, entertaining and moving.« – TUE STEEN MÜLLER

»A striking documentary that shows that non-violent forms of protest and civil disobedience can change the world, Everyday Rebellion is made with grace and insight. It gently underscores how violence isn’t the only answer...« – SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

»Everyday Rebellion is a historical document, but also a plea for an utopia.« – AUSTRIAN FILM COMMISSION

INFO

RUNNING TIME – 114 minutes
ORIG. LANGUAGES – English, Spanish, Arabic, Farsi
LOCATIONS – Everywhere 
SUBTITLES – German, English
SCREENING FORMAT – DCP
SOUND FORMAT – Dolby Digital 5.1
ASPECT RATIO – 2.39:1
PICTURES/SEC – 24

CREW

IDEA, WRITERS & DIRECTORS
Riahi Brothers

CINEMATOGRAPHERS
Mario Minichmayr, Riahi Brothers, Dominik Spritzendorfer & Olivia Wimmer

SOUND RECORDISTS
Atanas Tcholakov, Abe Dolinger, Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson, Manuel Grandpierre, Nils Kirchhof & William Franck

MUSIC COMPOSER
Karuan

EDITORS
Nela Märki & David Arno Schwaiger

PRODUCTION MANAGERS
Karin C. Berger & Susanne Guggenberger

PRODUCERS
Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber, Michael Seeber, Hercli Bundi & Susanne Guggenberger

FEATURING

Femen
Occupy
15M Indignados
The Yes Men
Reverend Billy
Srđa Popović
Mana Neyestani
Aliaa Elmahdy
Icy & Sot

and many more ...

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