Spread the message of the Pahlavan

Pahlavan A Project of Documentaries

At the 2015 UWW World Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ryan Blake and Jahangir Golestan-Parast (Bam 6.6) set out to explore the commonality in international wrestling. Focusing on the relationship between the United States and Iran, Ryan and Jahangir interviewed multiple athletes, coaches and fans from both countries. What they found is a message that is larger than culture, and decided to make this project into a feature. Since summer of 2015, Jahangir and Ryan have been tirelessly working on the production and story of Pahlavan in an effort to bring its message to a larger audience.

For the last 2 and a half years, Jahangir and Ryan have poured their hearts into their new feature documentary, Pahlavan, which focuses on the relations of Team USA and The Islamic Republic of Iran in the sport of wrestling. Please consider backing this film and helping to bring this important message to audiences everywhere. Dating back to 600 B.C. and the champion wrestler Rostam, the Pahlavan is identified as a Persian wrestler seen as a hero on and off the mat. The message of the Pahlavan is larger than sport, and is a reminder of what we should strive for, as it relates to our world today.

This campaign aims to solely and properly distribute Pahlavan. In a time of political turmoil, the film producers believe there is no better time to showcase this story of sport diplomacy. The fundraising goal is $10,000 by December 15th. This film cannot be made without your help. All support is greatly appreciated. DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

Remember the ultimate revolution is how we relate.




$1,275 Raised
12% towards $10,000 Goal

Supported by 12 Donations:

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    Anonymous
    I Gave $100
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $25
  • Mark G.
    I Gave $100
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $100
    Ryan Blake is a seriously talented film-maker and this looks like an amazing film. I'm honored to be able to support this.
  • Cory B.
    I Gave $100
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $300
    Amazing job with a great message!!
  • arman  m.
    I Gave $25
    in behalf of Mr. Kourosh Hashemi-Nejad
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $100
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $250
    Great story, need to support you
  • Justin  B.
    I Gave $50
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $100
    Wrestling continues to be one of the best aspects of my life. I'm glad I can give, to help others see the + impact wrestling can have in the world!
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    Anonymous