The Iran Job

The Iran Job

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When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in one of the world's most feared countries, Iran, he expects the worst. But what he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. With a charismatic personality that charms everyone he meets, Kevin forms an unlikely friendship with three outspoken Iranian women who share with him their strong opinions on everything, from politics to religion to gender roles.
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Copyright Date: ©2013
Branch Call Number: DVD 796.323092 She

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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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