Rosewater: A tale of torture in Iran

November 18, 2014 6:20 PM

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"Rosewater" is the first film directed by Jon Stewart, best known as host of "The Daily Show." Stewart's own screenplay adapts journalist Maziar Bahari's memoir "Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival."

In 2009, the London-based Bahari, a contributor to the BBC and Newsweek, returned to his native Tehran to interview Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presidential challenger, Mir-Hossein Mousavi. That summer Bahari also did a "Daily Show" segment filmed in Iran for fun - he loves the show - in...

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