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Courtesy of the filmmakers

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet
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Directed by Till Schauder

2012

USA/Iran

90 minutes

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The Iran Job follows American basketball player Kevin Sheppard as he accepts a job to play in Iran. 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. —www.theiranjob.com

Support for this film has been generously provided by the Houston chapter of the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA).