The Dish

Directed by Mohammad Rassoulof

Satellite TV is illegal in Iran but it is also the nation’s secret obsession, an indulgence which has seeped into every pore of Iranian life. Satellite dishes are everywhere; illicitly crowding apartment rooftops, teetering on high-rise windowsills, even sheltering from dust storms behind remote nomadic tent villages. But ever careful to protect the populace from immoral outside influence, the Morality Police force entry into homes wielding wire cutters and sledgehammers, spoiling the fun. A wry and powerful documentary from Mohammad Rasoulof, one of Iran’s most skilled documentarians.