The Iran Job

The Iran Job

Downloadable Video - 2012
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When American pro basketball player Kevin Sheppard begins playing in Iran, his world turns upside down. During the nation's controversial green revolution, and against the country's laws, he befriends 3 Iranian women who forever change him
Publisher: [United States] : Film Movement : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 90 min.)) : sound, color

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Hypatya
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.

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BloomFree
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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