Thursday, 19 September 2013

Going beyond Argo in Our Man in Tehran

While they are very different cinematic projects, the principals of Our Man In Tehran, which premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, aren’t about to criticize Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning Argo.
The documentary is a factual representation of what was known as “The Canadian Caper”, a joint Canadian/CIA venture to rescue six American diplomats, who were sheltered in the home of then Canadian Ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor. The U.S. embassy in Tehran had been seized by Islamic students and militants. American diplomats, except the six that had evaded capture, were held hostage beginning November 4, 1979.   To read more click here

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