Our Man in Tehran

Our Man in Tehran

DVD - 2014
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Documents the story of the Canadian ambassador to Iran, Kenneth Taylor, who protected six American embassy employees during the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979 and coordinated their successful escape.
Publisher: [New York, New York] :, First Run Features,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Samsung Nov 19, 2016

Who better to learn about the Argo Plan than from the Canadians? In true Canadian fashion we learn the larger political picture at work. It was a great moment when one of the former hostages declared how difficult it was to learn to be Canadian. Another great fact revealed was the error the CIA made for the visa to enter Iran on; an error detected by us and which could have foiled the entire Plan. Now all we need is a documentary from the Iranian perspective.

Sep 19, 2016

This is a real story. Recommended!

Sep 08, 2016

this was great....so glad that I watched Argo first, as I would have been disappointed after watching the real story! As it was, I was on the edge of my seat watching "Argo" and then I loved seeing the real story afterwards!

Mar 27, 2016

Very well done, indeed. You see the events from many angles which is enlightening and interesting. Watch it.

Oct 30, 2015

This is an interesting true account of the rescue, in 1980, of Americans from the American Embassy in Iran, by the Canadian Ambassador and his staff, when the American Embassy was overrun by Iranian students.
Not to be confused with the American made movie "Argo" which is more fiction than fact.

Sep 13, 2015

An interesting documentary of the events that lead to the Iran hostage situation at the US embassy. This is the true story that Hollywood used to make the movie Argo.

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