Former Canadian ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor, who facilitated the 1980 escape of six US Embassy workers during the Iran hostage crisis, takes us inside the true story behind the Academy Award-winning Argo in this fascinating, in-depth documentary portrait. While Ben Afflack's Academy Award-winning Argo rekindled public interest in and awareness of Canada's pivotal role in the rescue of six US embassy staffers during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, the film was entertainment first and foremost - "based on a true story,' but not the whole story...
In this gripping documentary, the story of the 'Canadian Caper' is told by 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. Taking us step by step through the story, Taylor offers a vivid, first-person account of the weeks of nerve-fraying tension as he and his collaborators put their clandestine plan in motion, knowing that the slightest error could mean dire consequences for all. Also featuring interviews with the rescued Americans, former Prime Minister Joe Clark, and ex-CIA officer Tony Mendez (Argo s main protagonist), Our Man in Tehran tells the amazing true story behind the thrilling feature film.
'Argo deserved many of the accolades it received. But great stories do not need to be embellished. What makes Our Man in Tehran especially fascinating is that it is true'. - The Australian
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.