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Running Time: 97 mins.
Genre: Documentary, Foreign, Music

Cast:
Shadi Vatanparast
Shahram Sharbar
Babak Akhoondy
Mohsen Namjoo

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Summary:
An inside look into Tehran's underground music scene. Offers a street-level view of Iranian musicians struggling for self-expression in the face of strict censorship from Ershad, the government's Ministry of Islamic Guidance. In a country in which half the population is under 30, it is hardly surprising to find a great demand for music, especially pop music. But since the Revolution, the state has sought to curb the influence of the West in Iranian culture, taking control over everything from lyrics to musical style to the onstage movements of performers. Featuring interviews with a host of musicians working in various genres, this documentary shows the incredible frustrations and obstacles ... Full Summary >>