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. 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, religion and 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 sweeping changes across the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Watch the theatrical releases trailer for The Iran Job right now, above.

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