(PRWEB) January 22, 2007
Nazanin, the international music sensation who quickly rose through the ranks of the world celebrity scene after being named runner-up for Miss World, is once again looking to capture the attention of the global community. This time, however, the former Miss Canada seeks support from the international community in her campaign to save the life of her 18-year-old Iranian namesake.
Nazanin Mahabad Fatehi was sentenced to death for murder by a court in Iran after she stabbed one of three men who attempted to rape her and her 16-year-old niece in a park in Karaj, a suburb of Tehran, in March 2005. She was 17 at the time. On June 1, 2006, the Head of Judiciary, Ayatollah Shahroudi, announced a stay of execution and the call for a retrial. Nazanin Fatehi's retrial will take place January 10, 2007 (20th of Day 1385 in the Iranian calendar).
To raise the level of awareness, the former beauty queen is now hosting a riveting documentary, produced and funded by media mogul Calvin Ayre and his charitable organization, the Calvin Ayre Foundation. The Tale of Two Nazanins, which can be viewed on Bodog.TV and CalvinAyreFoundation.com, highlights short and candid interviews with politicians and human rights experts, and captures emotional footage of Nazanin Fatehi speaking to her sister and mother by phone from prison. Other footage includes a re-enactment of the attack and narration by Nazanin Afshin-Jam as she takes the audience through the emotional episode.
Bodog Music singer and songwriter Nazanin Afshin-Jam has been waging an international campaign to raise awareness about this human rights case. She has created a petition that now has over 230,000 signatories from around the world, as well as spoken to political leaders and international organizations and institutions, such as Amnesty International and the United Nations.
"We have a lot of momentum, but we're running out of time," said Afshin-Jam, who dedicated "Someday," a song on her upcoming album, to Fatehi, as well as broke the UK's Dance/Pop charts in 2006 with "I Dance 4 U". "I really believe we can save Nazanin's life - but only with the support of the international community."
"This is an incredibly unfortunate situation that has far-reaching implications," Bodoglife.com Entertainment Founder Calvin Ayre said. "Our hope with this documentary is to shed light on the plight of this young girl and others who share a similar fate. We encourage Nazanin Afshin-Jam to continue her effort to raise the level of awareness about this case and will do what we can to support her in every way possible."
About Bodog Music
Bodog Music (http://www.bodoglife.net/music) is a division of the international digital entertainment giant Bodog Entertainment. With offices in the U.S.,Canada, Europe and the U.K. , this record label features a diverse and growing roster of talented musicians including: DMX, Wu-Tang Clan, Bif Naked, Neurosonic, The Vincent Black Shadow, Overkill, Nazanin, Bishop Brigante, Billy Idol, Soma City Ward, and The Heck. Bodog Music also distributes the Warcon record label and several acclaimed global movie soundtracks in Europe, including the Academy Award-winning film Little Miss Sunshine, Resident Evil: Extinction, Nacho Libre, and Saw III. In its second year, Bodog Music's Bodog Battle of the Bands will award $1 million recording contracts to the top unsigned bands in the world! With two new competitions - one held in North America and one held in Europe - Bodog Battle of the Bands will air on major television networks across the globe and online at Bodog TV (http://www.bodoglife.net/tv). Bodog Music founder Calvin Ayre is recognized as a world authority on branding in the digital entertainment industry, and was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine's best-selling "Billionaires" issue in March 2006. For more information, contact [email protected]
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