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Our Man in Tehran

Director - Drew Taylor and Larry Weinstein
Run Time - 85 minutes
Languages - English
Format - DVD / Digital Streaming
Year - 2013
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interests- American Studies, Asia, Cold War Era, Communication, History (U.S.), History (World), Human Rights, Islam , Law & Legal Studies, Middle East, Peace & Conflict Resolution, Political Science, Religion

Institutional DVD Price: $395

"In 1979 we found ourselves in an impossible situation. We had three CIA operatives in Tehran, but all three had been taken hostage in the American Embassy with the others. In those troubled days, we reached out to the Canadians. Ambassador Ken Taylor became our greatest asset. He was our man in Tehran." - President Jimmy Carter

Our Man in Tehran is an in- depth, intimate exploration of the true story behind Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning film Argo. In this gripping new documentary, the story of the “Canadian Caper” is told by the man who knows it best: Ken Taylor, Canada’s former ambassador to Iran, who hid the six Americans in his official residence and obtained the counterfeit documents that allowed them to make their dramatic escape from Tehran. Based on Robert Wright’s book, the film uncovers new information and adds valuable context, including an historical overview of Iran, interviews with the rescued Americans, former Prime Minister Joe Clark, ex-CIA officer Tony Mendez, and many others.

"Engaging... more entertaining than Argo’s fiction."- Globe and Mail

"An intelligent, complex and tension-filled story that breathes life into historical events [and] adds rich detail to the events from the people who were there." - Toronto Star

"A nostalgic and refreshingly balanced tapestry of commentary and archival footage... Fascinating!" -Victoria Times Colonist

"Compelling!' - Montreal Gazette