KERVAN SARAY

Karun

Karun: Misadventures On Iran's Longest River

UK-Iran (2015) 57'

Director: Rhys Thwaites-Jones, Tom Allen, Leon McCarron

Producers: Tom Allen, Leon McCarron


Boats, bikes, and inappropriate footwear are all utilised as the pair make their way from one end of the river in the Zagros Range to the other at the Persian Gulf. The film purports to document the true Iran, stripped of Western prejudices. British adventurers Tom Allen and Leon McCarron set out to follow Irans longest river, the Karun, by human powered means. Their aim is to go beyond the politics and explore the culture and geography of this most misunderstood of nations and have a great adventure doing so. But despite Toms previous experience of travel in Iran they find that cultural differences run deeper than theyd realised. And when the once-calm waters of the Karun turn nasty, they wonder if theyve bitten off more than they can chew.