"I'm fed up with doing things secretly." (From the Film)
A passion for electronic dance music takes two young Iranian DJs on an unexpected journey from secret underground raves to Europe.
Anoosh and Arash are at the center of Tehran's underground techno scene. Tired of hiding from the police and desperate about their stagnating careers, they organize one last manic rave under dangerous circumstances in the desert. Back in Tehran, they try to sell pirate copies of their music, and Anoosh gets arrested. There seems to be no hope left, until one day they receive a phone call from one of the world's biggest techno festivals, and an invite to participate. Once they land in Switzerland, the haze of euphoria soon evaporates as the seriousness of their situation starts to dawn on them.
2016 HOTDOCS, LOCARNO, STOCKHOLM
Susanne Regina Meures was born in 1977 in Mönchengladbach, Germany. She studied Photography and Art History in London. She obtained her M.A in film studies from the Zurich University of the Arts. Raving Iran (2016) is her first feature documentary.