All Balls Don't Bounce Presents: The Iran Job
All Balls Don't Bounce Presents our third in an ongoing series of documentaries providing a first-hand look at the characters and stories behind the sport, with the Toronto premiere of The Iran Job.
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 sweeping changes across the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring.
Director/Producers Till Schauder and Sara Nodjumi will be in attendance for a post-screen Q&A.
Tickets are $13.00 and can be purchased at the box office the night of the screening or are available in advance here: