Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater,” which hits theaters next week, is fearless in the way that it grapples with this issue. The film is based on the memoir of Maziar Bahari, a BBC journalist who was imprisoned and tortured while covering the 2009 Iranian election.
The first two clips from the film provide a definitive example of cause and effect. Specifically, Bahari’s decision to appear in a “Daily Show” sketch was eventually used against him by his torturers (albeit incorrectly). Stewart is clearly not afraid to acknowledge how media, in this case his own show, affects the ebb and flow of politics.
“Rosewater” opens nationwide November 14. Fathom Events has organized a sneak preview event on November 13 that take place at various theaters across the country. The sneak preview will be followed by a live-streamed Q&A with Stephen Colbert, Stewart and Bahari. Watch the two clips below: