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Yellow Dogs, 'Project X' and the movie-violence equation

Yellow Dogs, 'Project X' and the movie-violence equation

The tragedy that befell the Brooklyn punk group Yellow Dogs, in which several bandmates were killed, allegedly by a disgruntled fellow member of the Iranian expat music scene, came with a surprising movie connection.

Yellow Dogs was featured in the 2009 film “No One Knows About Persian Cats,” the acclaimed Kurdish director Bahman Ghobadi's semi-documentary that won a prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Yellow Dogs was seen performing in the film, and the subsequent media attention actually helped allow members to emigrate from Iran.

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