With tensions running high between Iran and the West, Kevin tries to separate sports from politics only to find that politics is impossible to escape in Iran.
Along the way he forms an unlikely alliance with three outspoken Iranian women. Thanks to these women, his apartment turns into an oasis of free speech, where they discuss everything from politics to religion to gender roles.
Kevin’s season in Iran 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 across the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring….read more here.
The Iran Job is from Sara Nodjoumi, Till Schauder, Abigal Disney, David Teague, and Post Republic, starring American basketball player Kevin Sheppard.
WAKE IN FRIGHT opens on October 19, 2012, at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles for a one-week engagement. Filmmaker Ted Kotcheff will appear in person on Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20, at the 8:15pm shows each night. The film also is opening in select U.S. engagements throughout Fall 2012.
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