An inside look into the rising tide of Iranian bodybuilders – including Mr. Olympia champion Hadi Choopan.

It’s finally here – the fifth installment of our bodybuilding documentary feature film series – Generation Iron Persia is now available on all major digital platforms. The film chronicles multiple Iranian pro bodybuilders and their journey towards greatness. Most notably, the film features an early look into the now-Mr. Olympia champion Hadi Choopan as he battles to earn his visa and compete in the Olympia competition. To celebrate the launch, Generation Iron Network has released one final trailer for the film – which you can watch above. You can watch Generation Iron Persia on digital right here.

Competitive bodybuilding has always been an extremely diverse sport – and the lifestyle of bodybuilding itself is beloved across the world. This is particularly true in the middle east, where bodybuilding is more mainstream on a level similar to the NFL or MLB. Due to this deep respect and passion for bodybuilding, countries like Iran have produced some incredible pro bodybuilders.

Now it seems that a new wave is rising. With Hadi Choopan’s 2022 Olympia victory, he has made history as the first Iranian Mr. Olympia champion. His win represents the growing strength and talent found across multiple Iranian bodybuilders that continue to rise up in the sport today.

That’s why Generation Iron Persia dives deep into the lives of five Iranian pro bodybuilders. At a time when the country is going through extreme controversy, both women and men alike are challenging the norms by standing on the pro bodybuilding stage.

Generation Iron Persia will document this most recent rise, while also looking back at the history of Iranian bodybuilders. Featuring athletes such as King Kamali, Hadi Choopan, the late Isaac Ghavidel, Abtin Shekarabi, and Maryam Bamdad – a diverse selection of viewpoints and personal journeys will be showcased. Each major subject in the film training towards a championship title.

Generation Iron Persia Synopsis

An old Persian proverb says, “Every man is the architect of his own fortune.”

And no where is this more obvious than in the sport of competitive bodybuilding. In the middle east, professional bodybuilding is a mainstream sport on a level similar to American Football or Basketball in the United States. Generation Iron Persia follows four Persian bodybuilders at different stages of their competitive career as they prepare for their next competition.

Each with their own struggle. Each with their own story to tell. These bodybuilders each show the indomitable spirit of Persia.

How To Watch Generation Iron Persia

Generation Iron Persia is now available on all major digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, and Vimeo On Demand. You can order your digital copy today right here or by clicking the banner below.

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Derek Dufour has been managing all digital operations on the Generation Iron Network for over six years. He currently manages a team of editors, writers, and designers to provide up-to-date content across the GI Network.