Raving Riot documents the 2018 club raids and resultant protest raves that took place in Tbilisi in May last year.
London’s Tate Modern will host the UK debut for Stephan Polivanov’s first feature-length film, Raving Riot, on 29 November. The film will be followed by a Q&A session. Raving Riot captures the youth-led uprising against police raids at Tbilisi’s underground dance clubs Bassiani and Cafe Gallery, which surmounted in a protest rave outside Georgia’s parliamentary building in May 2018, and clashes with right-wing extremists.
Polivanov has described the film as “a coming-of-age story of people who have become aware of themselves being a political force and having a voice, but do not yet understand what to do with it.”
Watch the trailer for Raving Riot via the player above. Further information is available via the Tate Modern website.
Revisit our feature on sites of resistance in nightlife culture from last year.