Organization: Amnesty International ACC
Aim: Present a free movie that raises awareness about human rights at large, and how its applicable to other countries, by showing No One Knows About Persian Cats, a indie music film that fellow Austinites can relate to.
The rights from International Film Commission, IFC, to show the movie have been bought by the ACC amnesty group.
The Amnesty Group: The ACC Amnesty group, is part of the larger grass roots human rights organization, Amnesty International. They focus on spreading awareness and mobilizing people on human rights violations across the world.
Information about the movie:
Produced in 2009, shown at SXSW in 2010, received award in 2009 Cannes Film festival.
IFC describes the film as
"Shot in secret and featuring extraordinary performances by real underground bands, NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS follows a pair of young musicians, recently released from prison, on a mission to take their rock band to Europe. Forbidden by the authorities to play in Iran, they plan their escape abroad with a fast-talking music promoter. Vowing to play one last show before leaving Tehran, their dangerous mission takes them on a free-wheeling journey through the City’s vibrant and diverse underground scene, home to an estimated 2,000 illegal independent bands."
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