MDC Museum of Art + Design


Real Utopias: Everyday Rebellion (2013), 118 min.

Real Utopias: Everyday Rebellion (2013), 118 min.

A CITY OF THE PEOPLE: Film Screening

Everyday Rebellion (2013), 118 minutes, Directed by Arash T. Riahi, Arman T. Riahi

Everyday Rebellion is a cross-media documentary about creative forms of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience acted out every day by passionate people from Spain, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, USA, UK, and Serbia. Their 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 wants to give voice to all those who decide not to use violence to try changing a violent system. Because, as Gandhi said, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”