Everyday Rebellion (2013)
WHEN & WHERE:
Wednesday, October 29th at 7:00pm
at The Gallery Hall (across from the Nickle Galleries) in Taylor Family Digital Library
ABOUT THE FILM:
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.”
- See more at: http://www.everydayrebellion.net/
Directed by The Riahi Brothers
• CPH:DOX 2013 – Politikens Audience Award
• CINEMA FOR PEACE 2014 – Most Valuable Documentary Nominee
• SXSW 2014 – Interactive Awards Finalist
30 minute discussion to follow screening (TBA)
All seating is first come, first served. Please arrive early.
Free for students with ID and community by donation ($5.00 – $10.00 suggested)
All proceeds go towards the Campus Food Bank.