The Union Recorder

Local News

February 5, 2014

‘The Iran Job’- a story of an American basketball player in Iran

MILLEDGEVILLE —

The Georgia College Library, the College of Arts & Sciences and Alpha Lambda Delta present “The Iran Job,” with filmmaker Sara Nodjoumi, as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at the Arts & Sciences Auditorium Sunday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m.

Following a screening, Nodjoumi and the audience will engage in a discussion about the film.

“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, Sheppard 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. Sheppard’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.

In the fall of 2008, husband-and-wife-filmmakers Nodjoumi and Till Schauder had a Skype call with Sheppard, a flashy point-guard about to start a basketball contract in the Iranian Super League. He was so entertaining that they decided to start filming. They filmed Sheppard in Iran over several visits, until on his last trip, he was informed that he had been placed on a “black list” and sent back to New York.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts.

Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. South Arts is a nonprofit regional arts organization founded in 1975 to build on the South's unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts' work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional perspective. South Arts offers an annual portfolio of activities designed to address the role of the arts in impacting the issues important to our region, and to link the South with the nation and the world through the arts. www.southarts.org

For more information on the Georgia College screening, contact Joe Windish at 445-4424 or Dr. Mary Magoulick at 445-3177.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 04-24 EAgle Ridge File 2.JPG Eagle Ridge Elementary celebrates 10 years

    Eagle Ridge Elementary School is approaching a special historical milestone. April 26, the school will celebrate its 10th anniversary.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-25 Chaplinwood fishing 3.jpg Chaplinwood fishes in the sunshine

    Chaplinwood Health & Rehabilitation residents enjoyed the beautiful weather while fishing and having a picnic lunch at Walter B. William's pond Thursday.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • web break-1.jpg Need a Nerd expanding on North Wayne

    Need a Nerd, the Milledgeville based computer and cellphone repair company, is all set to expand its business to a One Stop Tech Shop that will include cell phone and computer repairs, web design, web development, computer training and additional retail offerings.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • web break-1.jpg Animal recovering from neglect

    Malcolm Hughes, 55, charged with two counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals Tuesday is currently being held at the Baldwin County jail, according to Lt. Lee Williamson of the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • web break-1.jpg Georgia College releases State of the State Poll

    The Georgia College Department of Government and Sociology has released the first edition of Georgia’s State of the State Poll.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • web break-1.jpg City, county joint meeting today on 911

    Milledgeville City Council and Baldwin County Commission will hold a joint meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at Allen’s Market, 101 W. McIntosh St.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • web break-1.jpg Gov. approves GMC four-year degree program

    Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Tuesday authorizing Georgia Military College, a junior college, to offer a four-year degree program at select campuses across the state.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • Morning update NEW.jpg Morning Update, Thursday, April 24

    Good morning. Here’s a look at what’s happening today.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bishop Building.JPG New Bishop building owner details plans

    The newly purchased property at 101 S. Wayne St. will transform into The Martin Building by the end of the summer.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • web break-1.jpg Oconee Artists Exhibition reception this week

    An opening reception for the 31st annual Oconee Artists Exhibition will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Marlor Arts Center.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

Poll
AP Video
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks
NDN Video