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When God Sleeps - Trailer

Preview: Season 19 Episode 13 | 30s Video has closed captioning.

When God Sleeps is the story of Iranian musician Shahin Najafi's stand for freedom of expression, after he was forced into hiding when hardline clerics issue a fatwa for his death, incensed by a rap song focusing on human rights. Despite the risks to his life every time he performs on stage, Shahin refuses to stop, even with a $100,000 bounty on his head.

Aired: 04/02/18

Rating: NR

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