When God Sleeps - 90'
- Fri, 12/07/2018 - 18:30
“My songs didn’t make me famous, the fatwa did.” And so we embark on the journey of Iranian rapper Shahin Najafi, whose bold style and transgressive lyrics put him in the crosshairs of religious clerics in his native Iran. When God Sleeps depicts the journey of Najafi who is forced into hiding after hardline clerics issue a fatwa for his death and offer a $100,000 reward for his murder.
Brooklyn based writer, producer, director and cinematographer. He is known for “The Iran Job” (2012) which received widespread domestic and international attention. “When God Sleeps” is his latest feature-length film.
2017 Krakow FF; Best Music Documentary
2017 Cinema for Peace Awards; Most Valuable Documentary of the Year