Friday, August 6, 2010

LFF 2010 - No One Knows About Persian Cats

LFF 2010 : No One Knows About Persian Cats

“In the eyes of Islam, music (ghéna) is impure, giving rise as it can to cheerfulness and joy. Hearing a woman singing is considered a sin, because of the emotions it stirs...

For the last 30 years in Iran, certain music, and in particular western music, has been virtually forbidden by the authorities. It has been forced into hiding underground: it must be played underground and listened to underground! Even if this music has been hidden, it has not disappeared as a result. In all these years, few have dared acknowledge it. This intrigued me, and the idea for the film was born.

Cinema gave me the courage to make NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS. From the moment I ventured into the heart of Tehran and descended the dark steps into the cellars where this music is played, I discovered a strange world, different and fascinating - a hidden world of rebel musicians, unseen and unheard by the majority of the city's population. And as I witnessed their world, their lives, their artistic concerns, the dangers they face, troubles with their neighbours, arrest by the police, savage beatings and more... When I saw all they go through simply because they sing, play an instrument, love music... I said to myself that this film had to be made.

NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS is the first true depiction of the reality of these young musicians.”


Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert ... and the visa that allows them to leave Tehran to do so.



Depuis plus de 30 ans, Human Rights Watch œuvre avec ténacité pour poser les bases morales et légales de changements profonds et lutte pour apporter plus de justice et de sécurité aux peuples du monde entier.  
Grâce au Festival du Film de Human Rights Watch, il nous est possible de témoigner des violations des droits de l’homme. 
Le film, No One Knows about Persian Cats, représente une poignante histoire personnelle qui est emblématique du combat plus global mené par ceux qui osent élever la voix face à la répression.  
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1 comment:

  1. youpi, je vais pouvoir le voir! :)