Everyday Rebellion

A film by Arash Riahi, Arman T. Riahi


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.

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 every day.

«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

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  • Credits

    Script and directors

    Arash Riahi

    Arman T. Riahi


    Arash Riahi

    Mario Minichmayr

    Arman T. Riahi


    Cornelia Märki

    David Arno Schwaiger

    Location Sound Mix

    Atanas Tcholakoy

    Sound Editing

    Daniel Hobi

    Sound Design

    Christof Steinmann

    Daniel Hobi

    Rerecording Sound Mix

    Daniel Hobi




    Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservices GmbH

    Mira Film GmbH

    Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen


    ORF Österreichischer Rundfunk


    Arash Riahi

    Sabine Gruber

    Vadim Jendreyko

    Hercli Bundi

    Susanne Guggenberger

    Michael Seeber

  • Technical Details
    Duration118 min
    Original LanguageEnglish, Spanish, Arabic, Farsi
    SubtitlesGerman, English
    CountryÖsterreich, Schweiz
  • Festivals

    29th Leeds International Film Festival

    November 04, 2015 - November 19, 2015

    6th MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival Skopje

    June 20, 2015 - June 26, 2015

    19th Sofia International Film Festival

    March 05, 2015 - March 15, 2015

    14th Istanbul Independent Film Festival, Competition

    February 12, 2015 - February 22, 2015

    23. dokumentART - Europäisches Filmfestival Neubrandenburg

    October 10, 2014 - October 14, 2014

    1° Festival Diritti Umani Lugano

    September 25, 2014 - September 28, 2014

    15th Bergen International Film Festival

    September 24, 2014 - October 01, 2014

    13th Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival Prizren, Competition

    August 16, 2014 - August 24, 2014

    8. Fünf Seen Filmfestival, Competition

    July 23, 2014 - August 03, 2014

    29. DOK.fest Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival München, Competition

    May 07, 2014 - May 14, 2014

    10th Docville International Documentary Film Festival Leuven

    May 02, 2014 - May 10, 2014

    21st Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Toronto

    April 24, 2014 - May 04, 2014

    16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

    March 14, 2014 - March 23, 2014

    15th One World International Human Rights Film Festival Prague, Competition

    March 03, 2014 - March 12, 2014

    13th DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

    January 28, 2014 - February 02, 2014

    49. Solothurner Filmtage

    January 23, 2014 - January 30, 2014

    26th IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

    November 20, 2013 - December 01, 2013

    11th CPH:DOX International Documentary Film Festival Copenhagen, Competition

    November 07, 2013 - November 17, 2013

    B3 Biennale des bewegten Bildes, Competition

    October 30, 2013 - November 03, 2013

  • Awards

    B3 Biennale des bewegten Bilds 2013

    Main Award for Best Media Storytelling

    CPH:DOX Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival 2013

    Politiken Audience Award

    Cinema for Peace 2014

    Cinema for Peace Award for Most Valuable Documentary of the Year

    Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2014

    Horizonte Filmpreis