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Southern Circuit Film Series
DateThursday, February 6, 2014
Start Time7:00 PM
End Time9:00 PM
LocationPresbyterian College, Harrington-Peachtree Amphitheater (214)
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FEBRUARY 6th: The Iran Job with filmmakers Till Schauder and Sara Nodjoumi. “The Iran Job” follows American basketball player Kevin Sheppard as he accepts a job to play in one of the world’s most feared countries: 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 currently unfolding Arab Spring. Till Schauder is a graduate of the University of Television and Film in Munich. He teaches film classes at NYU and has been a guest lecturer at various other campuses. He has also been invited to serve on film festival juries and panels including the Munich International Film Festival, and the Tribeca Film Festival. Sara Nodjoumi is a film producer and programmer. She has co-produced and directed a series of documentaries about the Iranian community in America. In 2009, Nodjoumi launched and programmed the first children’s film series at Tribeca Cinemas. For more information, please contact Molly McGehee - mtmcgehee@presby.edu.