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No One Knows About Persian Cats

No One Knows About Persian Cats

Being in an indie band never seemed so dangerous

Musicians from the film, including Ashkan and Negar (front)Wild Bunch Films
The protests around the Iranian presidential elections of 2009 brought home to many in the West not only how dominated by youth the pro-democracy movement in Iran is, but also how westernised the youth of that country are. Symbolised by Neda Agha-Soltan, the young woman whose death at the hands of security forces was caught on camera and beamed around the world, this was an Iran a world away from the glowering Ayatollahs and pepperpot women in black chadors we tended to see on news reports.

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such an amazing film.

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