Before they were making headlines, director Mehran Tamadon spent several years meticulously investigating the motives and thought process of the Bassidji—a militia group intensely loyal to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s ruling regime that have played an integral role in cracking down on the recent reform movement in Iran.  Tamadon elicits amazingly candid responses from those within the Bassidji’s ranks and effectively crystallizes the political climate in Iran that has brought about the recent uprisings for reform.