"In the face of extremists' bullet, curse and conspiracy, one must continue composing, singing, drawing and building." (From the film)
Meet the Salman Rushdie of Rock.
Shahin Najafi is an Iranian poet and musician using his guitar and lyrics to fight against theocracy, poverty, social injustice and censorship. His underground band draws the attention of the authorities, and the threat of being jailed forces him to leave Iran, but never silences him. After immigrating to Germany, his criticism of the oppressive regime becomes even bolder as the bounty for his head increases to $500,000 from $100,000. In this political thriller disguised as a rockumentary, we follow an artist who creates relentlessly, no matter what the costs, who never stops without losing hope. As Shahin says, "God is not dead, it's just sleeping."
Till Schauder is a director and actor, known for The Iran Job (2012) which received widespread domestic and international attention. When God Sleeps (2017) is his latest feature-length film.
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