WHEN GOD SLEEPS
When God Sleeps depicts the journey of Iranian musician Shahin Najafi, who was forced into hiding after hardline clerics issued a fatwa for his death, incensed by a rap song that focused on the oppression of women and human rights abuses. As a youth, Najafi was talented in recitation of the Koran. Now each of his concerts puts his life at risk.
With: Shahin Najafi, Leili Bazargan, Shariyar Ahadi, Majid Kazemi, Günter Wallraff
Screenplay: Till Schauder
Director of Photography: Till Schauder, Gerardo Milzstein
Film Editor: Tina Grapenthin
Composer: Max Avery Lichtenstein
Sound: Michael Geck, Rene Niklas
Producer: Till Schauder, Sara Nodjoumi
Production Company: Parter Pictures
Co-Producer: Michael Ehrenzweig, Jutta Krug
Co-Production Company: Till Schauder Filmproduktion, ITVS, WDR Redaktion Dokumentarfilm
World Sales: ro*co films international
Distributor: Real Fiction Filmverleih
Director: Till Schauder
Till Schauder is a German filmmaker based in Brooklyn. He made his U.S. debut with the feature SANTA SMOKES, which won Best Director at Tokyo, and the Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award. His first documentary, THE IRAN JOB, was released worldwide and nominated for Best Documentary Feature at Los Angeles 2013.