Stewart's 'Rosewater' captures a real-life war of wills in an Iranian prison

November 10, 2014 2:11 PM

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Maziar Bahari was a reporter in the right place at the right time. An Iranian ex-pat turned Western journalist, he toted a video camera and moved with smiling, cautious ease through his native land - catching up with his mom, careful not to expose himself or his sources as Iran's 2009 elections turned into the abortive "Green Revolution."

But he wasn't careful enough. Within days of his return home, he was arrested, despite being an accredited Newsweek reporter. What happened to him in a prison cell of the Islamic Republic of Iran, endlessly questioned by an aging, violent and increasingly agitated ex-revolutionary turned interrogato...

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