An Iranian Odyssey: Mossadegh, Oil and the 1953 CIA Coup, directed by Maziar Bahari
19 November 2009
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA
Film screening followed by panel discussion chaired by Malu Halasa, with anthropologist and filmmaker Ziba Mir-Hosseini and filmmaker and editor Simon Ardizzone.
An Iranian Odyssey tells the story of the CIA coup that toppled the government of Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953 and laid the foundations for the continuing stand-off between Iran and the West.
It is directed by filmmaker and journalist Maziar Bahari, who was detained without charge in Tehran for nearly four months while he was reporting on the fallout from the elections. He was released on 17 October.
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