Open door policy: L.A. lures Iran crew
‘Wind’s Eye’ completes shoot in America
As the American public was riveted by the spectacle of riot police suppressing the massive demonstrations disputing the results of Iran’s June 12 election, one crack appeared in the wall between the two countries.
Surprisingly, Iranian helmer Masoud Jafari Jozani managed to secure visas for members of his cast and crew to travel to and film in the U.S. — the first Iranian production to do so since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
“This would have been impossible a few months ago,” said Jozani from one of his Los Angeles locations. “Obama has changed things.”