Late night funnyman Jon Stewart did something unheard of last summer, he took three months off from America’s favorite fake news program, his insanely popular “The Daily Show,” to direct a movie he wrote in Egypt.
Here’s the first glimpse of “Rosewater,” a movie about the imprisonment of Iranian Canadian reporter Maziar Bahari during the 2009 Iranian elections.
The movie is scheduled to be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and will hit theaters on November 7.
Maia Efrem is the former research editor and assistant to the editor and was also responsible for the Forward’s annual Salary Survey. Previously she served as the editor of Blognik Beat, a blog written by students who emigrated from or have ties to the Former Soviet Union. Maia is a graduate of Hunter College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
That Time Jon Stewart Went to Cairo To Make A Movie