Feb 102015
 

Rosewater

The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart found his first film project in an unusual way. Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari was imprisoned shortly after the 2009 Iranian elections, and when in prison had been shown a clip of himself on the satirical news show, The Daily Show, as evidence that he was a spy. Stewart has stated he felt guilt over this, and after Bahari released his book (‘Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and survival’), Rosewater came from there.

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