By Arash T. RIAHI, Arman T. RIAHI


Documentary - Completed 2013

Everyday Rebellion is a cross-media documentary about modern and creative forms of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience.

& Awards

IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2013
CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival 2013
CPH:DOX 2013 – Politiken Audience Award
Solothurner Filmtage 2014 2014
Humans Rights Film Festival 2014
Karama HRFF 2014
IFF Tbilisi 2014
Take one action 2014
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Director(s)
    • Arash T. RIAHI, Arman T. RIAHI
    • Writer(s)
    • The Riahi Brothers
    • Producer(s)
    • Arash T. RIAHI (Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservice GmbH), Michael SEEBER (Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservice GmbH), Sabine GRUBER (Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservice GmbH), Hercli BUNDI (Mira Film), Susanne GUGGENBERGER, Vadim JENDREYKO
    • Synopsis
    • Everyday Rebellion is a documentary and cross-media project celebrating the power of creative nonviolent protest and civil disobedience.
      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 J.R.R. Tolkien similarly claimed, even the smallest action can change the world...
    • Partners & financing
    • Film Produced by:
      Golden Girls Filmproduction
      Mira Film
      Film funded by:
      Innovative Film Austria
      ORF - Austrian Broadcasting
      Film Fonds Vienna
      MEDIA development fund
      Swiss Federal Office of Culture
      Zurich Film Foundation
      George Foundation
      in co-production with
      ZDF/ ARTE
      SRG SSR
      The Everyday Rebellion Crossmedia Project participated at:
      Power to the Pixel
      Steirischer Herbst
      DOK Leipzig