Noise and Resistance
Noise and Resistance

Film Title

Noise and Resistance


Director: Francesca Araiza Andrade, Julia Ostersag Country: Germany
Writer: Francesca Araiza Andrade, Julia Ostersag Original Format: Mini DV, SD
Dir. of Photography: Francesca Araiza Andrade, Julia Ostersag Print Source: Francesca Araiza Andrade
Producer: Francesca Araiza Andrade, Julia Ostersag
Cast: Penny Rimbaud, Gee Vaucher

Film Details

UK Premiere

Official Selection Documentary

Short Synopsis:

Noise and Resistance is an authentic and complex contemporary documentary, that pictures a globally interconnected and political music scene, built on autonomy and solidarity, which has declared war on capitalism and the mainstream culture.


Noise and Resistance Noise and Resistance is about the global movement of DIY punk, which has been a thriving youth culture since the 1970s. It follows punk bands from all over the world and delves into the political and social motivations that underlie this longstanding music scene. From Moscow to Barcelona, the documentary is about political action through music, communal living and direct action. 

Punk in the 21st Century is firmly rooted in politics, to the point where the music mainly functions as a vehicle to communicate a message. Mostly it is built on the foundations of left wing politics, with an array of different views being represented, from anti-racism in Russia to neo-Feminism in Sweden. The scene amounts to much more than just a sub-culture, becoming a way of life for those who take part in it. For them, the concept of DIY is about not just about being opposed to society but also being committed to building a legitimate alternative. 

One of the more shocking sections depicts the anarchist punk scene in Russia, opposed to neo-Nazism, where taking a stand literally means risking your life. It is genuinely inspiring to see these young people who will stick to their guns, despite the overwhelming pressure to give up. Because whilst the verbalisation of the theme running throughout this documentary is ‘doing it yourself,’ it could more accurately be put as ‘doing it together.’

Sami El-Hadi

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