No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)

Directed by Bahman Ghobadi
Depth of Field Film + Video
Film cover for No One Knows About Persian Cats
Monday, Oct 7, 2013 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
United States

Negar Shaghagi and Ashkan Koshanejad want to form an indie rock band but Iran has strict rules that outlaw making and performing rock music. No One Knows About Persian Cats is a fictionalized documentary featuring Negar and Ashkan, playing characters based on their own lives, reenacting events that transpired on their quest for self-expression. They traverse Tehran in search of band mates, practice space, and visas, and meet other musicians in illegal bands from the underground music scene along the way. Negar and Ashkan are determined to make their music heard, and their film offers Iranian rock musicians an opportunity to reach global audiences.


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