Our Man in Tehran

Our Man in Tehran

DVD - 2015
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It explores the real story behind the Oscar-winning film Argo. In this gripping documentary, the story of the 1Canadian Caper2 is told by the man who knows it best Ken Taylor, Canada2s former ambassador to Iran, who hid the six Americans and obtained the counterfeit documents that allowed them to make their dramatic escape from Tehran.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : First Run Features, [2015]
ISBN: 9786316152534
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Branch Call Number: 955 OUR
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.

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Annieoywong
Sep 19, 2016

This is a real story. Recommended!

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erinsnest
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!

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bobgrant
Mar 27, 2016

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

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D204
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.

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trotter73
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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