Tag: Arash

[Interview] Raving Iran And The Politics Of Censorship

In the midst of the 2016 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), where some 500 films find their way to eyes and sales across Europe, Susanne Regina Meures “Raving Iran” is enjoying a particulalry fond response. Currently ranked as one of the festival’s audience favorites, “Raving Iran” tells the story of Anoosh and Arash, two Tehran-based DJ’s at the center of the cities underground techno scene. Tired of hiding, the DJ duo organizes one last desert rave, but it does not come without the possibility of dangerous consequences. What happens next is a story of perseverance, creativity, and the kind of ... Read more

New Documentary ‘Raving Iran’ Traces Tehran’s Burgeoning Techno Scene

Set to expose Iran’s underground techno scene, a new documentary tracks the plight of a Tehranian DJ duo as they face struggle, danger, and persecution. Produced by Swiss filmmaker Susanne Regina Meures, ‘Raving Iran’ traces DJ Anoosh and Arash who are, “tired of hiding from the police and their stagnating career, organize one last manic techno rave under dangerous circumstances in the desert.” As you may or may not know, Western music is banned from the TV and radio waves of Iran’s state run media, recently holding consequence on six youths who were sentenced to jail and lashings over a ... Read more