The Iran Job

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Charismatic American athlete Kevin Sheppard travels to Iran to play basketball, and gradually overcomes his many preconceived notions about the Islamic nation while experiencing the generosity of his benevolent hosts, and connecting with three outspoken women who offer their own candid opinions on religion and politics. Meanwhile, as basketball season draws to a close, Iran's reformist Green Movement rises up, only to be suppressed by the powers that be in the run-up to the Arab...
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Overview

Charismatic American athlete Kevin Sheppard travels to Iran to play basketball, and gradually overcomes his many preconceived notions about the Islamic nation while experiencing the generosity of his benevolent hosts, and connecting with three outspoken women who offer their own candid opinions on religion and politics. Meanwhile, as basketball season draws to a close, Iran's reformist Green Movement rises up, only to be suppressed by the powers that be in the run-up to the Arab Spring.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2014
  • UPC: 616892186663
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Source: Film Movement
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 58,486

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Sheppard Participant
Hilda Khademi Participant
Laleh Participant
Leah Sheppard Participant
Elaheh Participant
Abdullah Participant
Zoran "Z" Milicic Participant
Kami Jamshidvand Participant
Ali Doraghi Participant
Mehdi Shirjang Participant
Gholamreza Khajeh Participant
Asadollah Kabir Participant
Fereidoon Reisi Participant
Ahmad Mohammadi Participant
Technical Credits
Till Schauder Director, Cinematographer, Producer
Abigail E. Disney Executive Producer
Rebekka Garrido Co-producer
Garbanzo Grafix Animator
Sara Nodjoumi Producer
Michael Reuter Co-producer
Kareem Roustom Score Composer
David Teague Editor
Wes Townsend Animator
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Iran Job
1. Journeyman [8:33]
2. Intense [8:38]
3. Breathe [7:05]
4. Christmas Tree [9:13]
5. Score [8:30]
6. Your Turn [6:02]
7. The Perfect Husband [8:54]
8. Day Of Ashura [5:30]
9. No Fun For Us [2:21]
10. Road To The Playoffs [6:53]
11. Sudden Death [10:50]
12. Credits [3:43]
13. Chapter 13 [6:33]
14. Chapter 14 [2:21]
1. Chapter 1 [21:29]
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Disc #1 -- The Iran Job
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   Scene Access
   Set-up
      Audio
         Stereo
         5.1 Surround
   Filmmaker Interviews
      Exclusive Film Movement Intervew With Director Till Schauder And Producer Sara Nodjoumi
      Q&A Following The Work-In-Progress Screening At The Carnegie Endowment For International Peace
   Bios & Trailers
      Biographies
         Till Schauder (Director)
         Sara Nodjoumi (Producer)
         Abigail Disney (Executive Producer)
         Kevin Sheppard
         Elaheh
         Laleh
         Hilda
      The Iran Job Trailer
      Trailers From The Film Movement Catalog
         Three Worlds Trailer
         La Sirga Trailer
         Aliyah Trailer
         Only When I Dance Trailer
         Vasermil Trailer
         Under The Bombs Trailer
   Bonus Short Film
      City Bomber
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  • Posted March 7, 2014

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    The Iran Job from Director Till Schauder is the latest entry in

    The Iran Job from Director Till Schauder is the latest entry in the Film on Friday series. As with all Film Movement releases, it was an official selection at multiple film festivals.

    I watched most of the Winter Olympics - and read of the controversy and upset surrounding what should be a politically neutral event. The Iran Job also uses sports as a platform to explore a politically charged country and its people - in a distinctly different platform. Basketball.

    American Kevin Sheppard is a journeyman basketball player - he makes his living playing for overseas teams. When approached to play by a fledgling team in the Iranian Super League, he accepts.

    I've heard of the overseas leagues, but to be honest, had no idea that Iran had a league - and loads of avid fans!

    Schauder's choice of Sheppard as a focal point of his film was a good choice. Sheppard is extremely engaging. It is this engaging manner that allows him to make friends in a time and place that is not US friendly. While it is fascinating to watch the basketball team, it is the people that allow themselves to be filmed as they talk openly to Sheppard that were the stars. Kevin makes friends with three young Iranian women and they share their thoughts about and hopes for their country. Sheppard's interactions with his teammates, apartment building superintendent, roommate, shopkeepers and more kept me engaged for the full 95 minutes. Schauder's film gave me a look at everyday Iran -a change from the nightly news stories. An excellent documentary well worth watching. (With a great soundtrack) English and Farsi with subtitles. 95 minutes.

    As always, Film Movement includes a bonus short film. City Bomber is also from Till Schauder. I can see the tie-in with the main feature, but it didn't hold my attention. A German architect decides to bomb a downtown building - but is horrified to find his young daughter arriving just before it is set to detonate. It's shot in black and white, with choppy cutaways and significant stills. I can see the director flexing his artistic muscles, but it was a miss for me. German with English subtitles. 22 min

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