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The Iran Job
A film by Till Schauder
United States, Iran and Germany / 2012 / Documentary /
English and Persian with English subtitles /
93 min. / 2.35:1 / Dolby Digital
When husband-&-wife-filmmakers Till Schauder & Sara Nodjoumi complete a Skype call with Kevin Sheppard, a flashy point-guard from the U.S. Virgin Islands. who was about to start a basketball contract in the Iranian Super League, they knew they had to follow him to Iran to film his remarkable journey. An Official Selection of Los Angeles Film Festival and a film that the Los Angeles Times calls “sad and hopeful in equal measure, and exceptional in its storytelling. RogerEbert.com review
When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in one of the world’s most feared countries – Iran – he expects the worst. But what he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. With a charismatic personality that charms everyone he meets, Kevin forms an unlikely friendship with three outspoken Iranian women who share with him their strong opinions on everything, from politics to religion to gender roles. Kevin’s season in Iran eventually culminates in something much bigger than basketball: the uprising and subsequent suppression of Iran’s reformist Green Movement – a powerful prelude to the sweeping changes currently unfolding across the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring.