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A professional American basketball player accepts an offer to play in one of the world's most feared countries: Iran.
744 backers pledged $100,466 to help bring this project to life.

Abby's Letter

Posted by Sara Nodjoumi & Till Schauder (Creator)

Hello everyone!

Sorry for the flurry of updates - lots of exciting things happening - thanks to you all!

We wanted to share a letter with you that our friend and executive producer, Abby Disney, sent out to her network on behalf of our film. This letter has already had quite an effect today. Feel free to be inspired by Abby's beautiful words:

"Hi All and Happy New Year! Please excuse the mass email, but my wonderful friends Till Schauder and Sarah Nodjoumi have only 5 days left to meet their goal of raising $75,000 on Kickstarter and I'm hoping you can help. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/554272471/the-iran-job

Their wonderful documentary, The Iran Job, is almost done. It is a fun, funny, compelling, human story about a young man from the Virgin Islands who, when he doesn't make it to the NBA, takes a job playing professional ball in Iran. He learns, and through him we learn, about life in Iran and about the men and women that live there. It's a great reminder of how woefully tiny and warped a view of Iran we have in the US. CNN.com's story on the film has racked up 100,000 hits so far, and I think The Iran Job will find a huge audience once it's finished!! But for now, Till and Sarah need your help. I hope you'll go to Kickstarter and support this film.

Stories are the currency of our hearts. They glue us all together. It is good stories--not good fences--that make good neighbors. I don't know about you, but as the saber-rattling grows--and it will continue to grow as we approach November--I'd like to push back with something true. That's what The Iran Job is about. Please join us. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/554272471/the-iran-job

Thanks for reading, and have a happy, safe, loving 2012!

Abby

Read more at: CNN (this article got 100,000 hits – so popular that CNN International now wants to put it on their “World Report” tomorrow night at 7pm: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/23/sport/sport-basketball-america-iran/index.html

WASHINGTON POST:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/an-unlikely-us-diplomat-scores-with-iranian-fans/2011/12/21/gIQAPgVzDP_story.html

HUFFINGTON POST:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-stambler/kickstarter-case-study-th_b_1119387.html"

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