When God Sleeps

When God Sleeps depicts the journey of Iranian musician Shahin Najafi, who is forced into hiding after hardline clerics issue a fatwa for his death, incensed by a rap song that focuses on the oppression of women, sexism and human rights abuses.

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Made Possible by CPB's: 

Sara Nodjoumi and Till Schauder
Brooklyn, NY
TVPRG - ITVS subgrant


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