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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. Kevin's season in Iran eventually 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 currently unfolding across the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring.

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Sad and hopeful in equal measure, and exceptional in its storytelling. --Los Angeles Times

A complicated, accessible and heartfelt human drama, one that Obama, Romney and Americans of all political stripes should see. --Salon.com

A complicated, accessible and heartfelt human drama, one that Obama, Romney and Americans of all political stripes should see. --Salon.com

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  • Actors: Kevin Sheppard
  • Directors: Till Schauder & Sara Nodjoumi
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Film Movement
  • DVD Release Date: March 4, 2014
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CFODA5G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,219 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The title sounds like some action fiction but this is a documentary and also involves sports. What do you do if you're a good
college basketball player, want to play for a pro team after graduation, but don't get picked up in the US? One option is to play as a member of a professional team in another country. That is the basis of this film: Kevin Sheppard from the US, and a 7 foot tall Serbian player are picked up by the basketball team of Shiraz, Iran which had just made it into the major leagues. Their goal:
make the playoffs--meaning they had to finish at least 8th out of 13 teams, something no other team in Iran's history had done in its first year in the major league. Iran's rules allowed each team to accept 2 foreigners maximum. Sheppard's contract essentially iis that he must get the Shiraz team into the finals, or the contract ends.

It turns out that as he begins, George W. Bush, who called Iran a member of the "Axis of Evil", Is President of the U.S. and considering whether or not to militarily strike as urged by Israel, to inhibit Iran's nuclear reactor program. As the games continue, Obama wins the next election and is sworn in in January, and Iran undergoes its own election, in which Ahmadinejad is seriously challenged by the reform candidate Mir-Hossein Moussavi in 2009, in the so-called "green movement". Ultimately Ahmadinejad was rapidly declared winner by a fairly wide margin, demonstrations break out in Teheran and other large cities, and are rapidly repressed by the police and the revolutionary guards. Moussavi and his wife remain under house arrest. And the Shiraz team...
well, I shouldn't spoil the ending...

Intresting story of two different cultures, seen
up-close from the eyes of an American
basketball player. B+
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Kevin Sheppard's experiences in Iran were utterly fascinating. Kevin's wit and humor made him a great observer of Iranian society. His struggles to raise the game of the team he was hired into was interesting enough, but the backdrop of Iranian society makes this film unique.
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Great documentary! I really liked that this film offers a glimpse at Iran, at what goes on inside Iranian houses and at the relationships between Iran and the US, something that we do not see enough of outside the news. The people involved are all really lovable and full of life and make the viewing a joyous and interesting experience. Highly recommended!
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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.
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...and who knew that Iran had it's own professional basketball leagues?

For a generation plus, Iran (generally), its theocratic (or just plain belligerent) political leaders and Iranians (generally) have served as a bogeyman to the the West (and also for Israel and various Arab states).

"The Iran Job" follows the journey of Kevin Sheppard from his home in the US Virgin Islands to a stint with the newest member of Iran's "Super" basketball league, A.S. Shiraz based in that southwestern Iranian city. Sheppard played college hoops at Jacksonville University. Unable to break into the NBA, A.S. Shiraz is the next stop on an overseas professional career that has taken him to other foreign leagues (including China, Isreal and Brazil). Along with Zoran (a Serb), he is one of the two foreign players permitted on each Super League team.

This documentary is very little about basketball and mostly about the meeting --and sometimes the clash-- of cultures. A trip to sports medicine clinic places Sheppard in contact with three Iranian women who chafe at many of the cultural, political and religious conventions of their life. Directors Till Shchauder and Sara Nodjoumi go easy on the political commentary, and let the facts speak for themselves. They do this through images captured in the streets of Shiraz, and through the mouths of American media and political figures (this takes place through the end of the 2008 campaign and through inauguration).

While interesting and deserving illumination, I was surprised at Sheppard's decisions to not only sustain contact with these women, but to also offer them alcohol.
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