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WHEN GOD SLEEPS

(orig. WHEN GOD SLEEPS)

  • WHEN GOD SLEEPS

USA / Germany 2017
Language: German, Persian
Subtitles: German
Genre: Music Documentary, Politics
Director: Till Schauder
Cinematographer: Till Schauder, Gerardo Milzstein
Script: Till Schauder
Editor: Tina Grapenthin
Cast: Shahin Najafi, Leili Bazargan, Shariyar Ahadi, Majid Kazemi, Günter Wallraff
Producer: Sara Nodjoumi, Till Schauder
Production Company: Partner Pictures
Music: Max Avery Lichtenstein
Distributer: RFF – Real Fiction Filmverleih e.K.
Lenght: 88 Min.
Format: DCP
Color: Farbe
Age Limit: <

”My songs didn`t make me. The fatwa did.” Shahin Najafi is one of of the best known new generation of musicians in Iran. In his songs the singer and rapper criticizes the government. This leads to a fatwa being declared against him, demanding his death. He is able to escape from Iran and comes to Germany, where he still lives and works. But even here his performances are extremely risky. The film maker Till Schauder accompanied Najafi for several years and reveals an intimate portrait of the artist, his life far from home, his relationships, his work and his performances all of them under the shadow of the fatwa.

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Screenings

  • 17.10.2017 21:15 Universum Saal 2
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