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Rosewater

Rosewater is a drama based on the account of Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, who was detained and interrogated for several months by Iranian forces on suspicion of being a spy while attempting to cover the 2009 presidential election. Directed by Emmy Award-winner Jon Stewart (The Daily Show), this adaptation is based on the memoir Then They Came for Me by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy. Maziar Bahari (Gael García Bernal) was detained and brutally interrogated at Evin Prison for more than 100 days whilst his pregnant fiancée back in London campaigned tirelessly for his release. Bahari was usually blindfolded when being interrogated and the sole distinguishing feature of his interrogator was that he smelled of rosewater. His imprisonment was connected to an interview he conducted on The Daily Show in 2009; shortly before he was arrested, Bahari filmed an interview with The Daily Show’s Jason Jones, who had travelled to Iran to do a series of satirical pre-election reports about the Iranian people entitled “Behind the Veil.”