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.
- Till Schauder
- Kevin Sheppard
This observant documentary avoids pedagogy; it's not always artful, but it has a relaxed, light touch that never topples into pretension.David DeWitt, New York Times, 10.11.2012
This is a complicated, accessible and heartfelt human drama, one that Obama, Romney and Americans of all political stripes should see ...Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, 10.09.2012
An underdog sports story, a fish-out-of-water tale, and an outsider's perspective on Iran's almost-revolution of early 2009.Michael Nordine, Village Voice, 09.25.2012
"The Iran Job" is one of those documentaries that is sad and hopeful in equal measure and exceptional in its storytelling.Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, 09.27.2012