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Recent Releases

Hartley Film Foundation is pleased to support the following acclaimed films.

When God Sleeps

A film by Till Schauder and Sara Nodjoumi

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.

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