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Director: Kamran Taheri Moghaddam
Country: United States
NAMJOO is a short documentary film featuring visionary Iranian musician Mohsen Namjoo. Namjoo fled his native Iran when the country’s repressive regime made it impossible for him to create, perform, and distribute his visionary music, considered dangerously controversial by the government. In 2009, Namjoo was sentenced in absentia to five years’ imprisonment for setting passages of the Qu’ran to music.