|Our Man in Tehran
A film by Drew Taylor & Larry Weinstein
85 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2014
Our Man In Tehran explores the real story behind the Oscar-winning film Argo. In this gripping 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 and obtained the counterfeit documents that allowed them to make their dramatic escape from Tehran. The film uncovers new information and adds valuable context, including a historical overview of Iran as well as interviews with the rescued Americans, former Prime Minister Joe Clark, ex-CIA officer Tony Mendez, and many others.
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"There's nothing like hearing a harrowing tale from the people who lived it." - The New York Times
"With sterling journalism, this fascinating and fast-paced documentary about the 'Canadian Caper' is an espionage thriller in itself." - Film Journal International
"Takes this exciting story and gives it an immediacy that makes it feel topical and deeply thrilling. A beautifully made piece of work." - Criterion Cast
"A counterpart to 'Argo' that straightens out the liberties that film took with historical facts." - The Hollywood Reporter
"An intelligent 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
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