Rise And Shine | RAVING IRAN


Documentary, Switzerland 2016
Current Affairs, Human Rights, Music, Society

Documentary, Switzerland 2016
Runtime: 84 min. / 52 min.
Director: Susanne Regina Meures
Production: Christian Frei Filmproduktion


Anoosh and Arash are at the center of Tehran’s underground techno scene. Tired of hiding from the police and their stagnating career, they organize one last manic techno rave under dangerous circumstances in the desert. Back in Tehran they try their luck selling their illegally printed album without permission. When Anoosh is arrested, there seems to be no hope left. But then they receive a phone call from the biggest techno festival in the world. Arriving in Switzerland, they are overwhelmed by their own dream. Radio- and newspaper interviews, millions of ravers and other DJ’s catapult them into another sphere. The haze of the instant euphoria evaporates quickly when the seriousness of the situation starts to dawn on them.


2016: Visions Du Réel (Special Mention), Dok.fest Munich, Hot Docs, Bellocs, Iranian Film Festival Zurich, Krakow IFF, Hot Docs Australia, Encounters ZA, Biografilm, Middle East Now, Brave Festival, Turku Modern Festival, Audioriver Poland, SPFF Croatia, Guanajuato IFF (Winner Best Doc), Festival de Film Locarno, Ambulante Colombia, GEM Fest, Kitzbühel IFF, Oulu Music FF, Flahertiana, BIAFF Georgia, Reykjavik IFF, Detour FF, roBot, Cinemigrante, Gent Film Fest, Inconvenient Films, DOCSDF, Doc Buenos Aires, Festival des Libertés, Mostra Sao Paolo, In-Edit Barcelona, Listapad Minsk, Electronic Beats Festival, Fidoc Chile, Stockholm IFF, DOC NYC, RIDM, IDFA
2017: DocPoint Helsinki, DocPoint Tallinn, FIPA, Berlinale, Glasgow IFF, Movies That Matter, If Istanbul, Tempo Stockholm, One World Prague, La Combi – Lima, One World Romania, In-Edit Thessaloniki, Europe On Screen Jakarta, Soundscreen Ravenna, Musical Ecran, Seeyousound, ACT Human Rights FF Colorado, DocAviv, HRAFF, Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Docs Valencia, EDOC, Beat Films Moscow, In-Edit Granada, Kiev FF, Jecheon Music FF, Lost Village Festival, Moldox, Bergen IFF, Pour Les Meutes, Sensoria FF, One World Bratislava
2018: BIDF, Doc’n Roll, Transilvania IFF, BirdJazz Rotterdam, SeeYouSound Lecce, Electronic Music FF Hungary, Electro Alternativ Festival Toulouse, Cinedays Macedonia