Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari on the true story behind Rosewater

Satirist-turned-director Jon Stewart on his film about Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari.

In an interview taped live during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Jian sits down with satirist-turned-director Jon Stewart, as well as Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari.

The Daily Show host shares why he felt compelled to take a break from comedy to direct Rosewater, a film based on Bahari's book about his five-month imprisonment in Iran. Bahari's appearance on Stewart's show was used as evidence against him in Tehran, a fact that weighed heavily on the normally buoyant comedian. 

Hear the uncut, web-exclusive version of the interview, which features Maziar Bahari as well, by clicking on the listen button above. Please note: the extended cut contains explicit language, and is only available within Canada.

Watch the trailer for Rosewater in the window embedded below.


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