When God Sleeps

When God Sleeps
Till Schauder
USA, Germany | 2017 | 88 min.


Category: Art for Change

Language: English, Farsi, German

Subtitles: Czech, English

Iranian musician Shahin Najafi is an outspoken critic of Islam and theocratic rule in his homeland. A fatwa has been declared on him and his life is in danger even in German exile.

Make sure nobody is following you. When you get into the car, check if everything is in place. These and other instructions provided by the German secret service are a feature of Shahin's everyday life in Cologne. Being the target of a fatwa means living under the constant threat of attack by religious zealots. And it's not just Shahin. His bandmates and fans are also in danger, as demonstrated by the attack on the Bataclan in Paris. This energetic portrait of a musician whose support is a forbidden long-distance relationship shows the struggle to remain true to oneself in the face of omnipresent fear.

Till Schauder

Filmography
2017 - When God Sleeps
2012 - The Iran Job
2004 - Duke's House
2003 - Santa Smokes

Sales

Sara Nodjoumi
Partner Pictures
e-mail: sara@partnerpictures.com

Projection

09. 03. 17:30 Evald Tickets
10. 03. 18:00 Bio OKO Czech premiere Cycle Cinema Tickets
12. 03. 15:30 Svetozor - Large Hall Discussion Tickets

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