“Rosewater: An Iranian Odyssey” slated for March 23

In Rosewater: An Iranian Odyssey, Maziar Bahari tells the story that was the inspiration for his riveting memoir, Rosewater: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival and Rosewater, the 2014 film directed by The Daily Show?s Jon Stewart. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium, Penn State Berks. It is free and open to the public.

Rosewater is a riveting, on-the-streets account of the contentious elections, and the tale of a reporter willing to risk everything to tell a story. On June 21, 2009, just nine days after Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected in a highly contentious election, the Revolutionary Guards arrested award-winning Canadian-Iranian journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari in his mother?s home in Tehran. For the next 118 days, he remained imprisoned in Iran?s notorious Evin prison, where he was severely beaten and accused, among other things, of espionage and plotting a velvet revolution.

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This event is co-sponsored by the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series and the Penn State Berks Muslim Students Association. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.