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The Iran Job by Till Schauder and Sara Nodjoumi (US/Iran, 2012, 93 min.). In this highly entertaining documentary, American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in Iran. The film is filled with wonderful, touching moments: Kevin bonds with local shop owners, teaches his teammates American slang, and forms genuine friendships with three outspoken Iranian women. The team’s perseverance get them to the playoffs, but something much bigger than basketball is happening off the court as thousands of Iranians crowd the streets to protest the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In English and Farsi with English subtitles.

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