What does the Occupy movement have in common with the Spanish Indignados or the Arab Spring? Is there a connection between the Iranian democracy movement and the Syrian struggle? And what is the link between the Ukrainian topless activists of FEMEN and Egypt? The reasons for the various uprisings in these countries may be diverse, but in their creative nonviolent tactics they are strongly connected. Everyday Rebellion is a documentary and cross-media project celebrating the power and richness of creative nonviolent protest and civil disobedience worldwide.
Arash T. Riahi was born 1972 in Iran, and has lived in Vienna since 1982. Writer, director and producer.Studied film and the arts. Founded the Golden Girls Filmproduktioncompany in 1997. His films The Souvenirs of Mr. X, Exile Family Movie, and For a moment, freedom have won more than 50 international awards. For a moment, freedom was the Austrian candidate for the Academy Awards 2010.
(Selected):The Souvenirs of Mr. X (2004), Exile Family Movie (2006), For a Moment, Freedom (2008), Everyday Rebellion (2013)
Arman T. Riahi was born in Iran and grew up in Austria. He studied media technologies and worked as a screen and graphic designer in London and Vienna. Director of the TV shows SendungohneNamen, Sunshine Airlines, Momentum and Africa Race for Austrian television, Terra Mater and Red Bull. In 2006, Arman took part in the Berlinale Talent Campus as director and screenwriter. In 2011 his first cinema documentary Darkheadwas released in cinemas. The film was the official opening film of the documentary competition at the prestigious Sarajevo Film Festival in 2011.
(Selected):Darkhead (2011), EverydayRebellion (2013)