The Iran Job

The Iran Job

DVD - 2014
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At the height of international tension between America and Iran, Kevin Sheppard, an African-American basketball player accepts an offer to play professional basketball in Iran. What begins as a desire to "explore the unknown" ends in an emotional roller-coaster as he forms an unlikely alliance with three young Iranian women against the backdrop of revolutionary social upheaval in Iran.
Publisher: [New York] : Film Movement ; Prince Frederick, MD : RB Media [distributor], [2014]
Branch Call Number: DVD 796.32364 IRA NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
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Sep 30, 2016

I have yet to see a bad FilmMovement movie.

I absolutely loved this film. From the initial description I thought it was going to be hard to watch, but give it a chance and you'll be pleasantly surprised at the wonderful cultural elements.

The soundtrack hypnotised me and I wish I could find it online... so good!

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LPL_RachaelP Jul 18, 2016

This eye-opening documentary follows an African-American basketball player who is playing professional basketball in Iran. The film presents an interesting portrait even for those who aren't basketball fans.

Dec 06, 2014

I had a little trouble focusing at first on this documentary but later (with more energy) got into it. The Iranian women are a good counter-balance to the macho urge to win and difficult with defeat. I especially liked the vibrancy, humor and intelligance of the woman physical therapy assistant.

Short Political TV clips are an interesting subtle comment - at the end it is clear that Iran is similar to the US - within the country there are people who don't match the stereotype and who like any other human being have to live within the confines of their culture ((good and bad)).

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