About the film
prison biography reporter interrogation iran american spy
Release Date: November 07, 2014
|Production Companies||:||International Traders, OddLot Entertainment, Busboy Productions|
|Producers||:||Debra Zane, Jina Jay, Scott Rudin, Jon Stewart, Gigi Pritzker, Atilla Salih Yücer, Rachel Desmarest|
|Writers||:||Jon Stewart, Maziar Bahari, Aimee Molloy|
In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped interview with comedian Jason Jones. The interview was intended as satire, but if the Tehran authorities got the joke they didn't like it - and it would quickly came back to haunt Bahari when he was rousted from his family home and thrown into prison.