What do the Occupy Wall Street, the Spanish “Outraged” or the Arab Spring have in common? Is there any connection between the struggle for democracy of the Iranian movement and the riots in Syria? What is the link between the topless Femen Ukrainian activists and a Muslim culture like Egypt’s? And above all, what do Serbia and Turkey have to do with it?
Their reasons for protesting are all different, but the non-violent tactics used in their struggles are very connected. As are the activists that share strategies, new ideas and established methods. Everyday Rebellion is a story about the wealth of peaceful protests, represented on a daily basis by passionate people in Spain, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, the USA, the UK and Serbia.
About direction (Arash T. Riahi, Arman T. Riahi)
The RIAHI Brothers were born in Iran and have been living in Vienna since 1982.Arash studied Film and Arts and founded the film production company Golden Girls in 1997. His films The Souvenirs of Mr. X, Exile Family Movie, Mississippi and For a Moment, Freedom have won more than 50 international awards.
Arman studied Media Technologies and worked as a screen- and graphic designer. His short film Elektrotrash won the national short film award. In May 2011, his first cinema documentary Schwarzkopf won the Audience Award of the Austrian Film Festival Diagonale 2011.
Awards & Festivals
- DocsBarcelona. Spain, 2014
- CPH:DOX - Politikens Audience Award. Denmark, 2013
- Biennale - Ben Award for Best Transmedia. Germany, 2013
- IDFA. Netherlands, 2013
- Movies That Matter. Netherlands, 2014
- DocPoint. Finland, 2014
- Thessaloniki Film Festival. Greece, 2014