When God Sleeps – Living on the Run – Clip

  • clip (0:03:06) | IN Dramatic
    Premiere: 4/2/2018

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens film When God Sleeps, Iranian musician Shahin Najafi, who is forced into hiding after hardline clerics issue a fatwa for his death, fears a friend’s car may be rigged with a bomb. Najafi may now reside in Europe but lives every day in fear–even if that doesn’t stop him from performing in public. Then a bandmate makes him feel even more anxious when shopping when he tells Najafi he may have to shave his beard to go to America, worried American officials may mistake him for an Islamic terrorist.

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