“Everyday Rebellion” -Cinema Release in Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy and Malta: 11th September 2014!
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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.”
IDEA, SCRIPT AND DIRECTORS
The Riahi Brothers
IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH
Mira Film GmbH
ONLINE PLATFORM AND APP IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH
Kloos & Co. Medien GmbH
Rise & Shine
CONCEPT AND DESIGN
Plural | Kilian Krug
Innovative Film Austria, Development Fund
Power to the Pixel
FILM FUNDED BY
Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture – Innovative Film Austria
Film Fonds Wien
MEDIA Development Fund
Swiss Federal Office of Culture
Zurich Film Foundation
ERT, Heleni Hoida
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