Seasonal Special Happenings

Rescue Operation

When: Sun., Aug. 2 2015

Adapted from cowriter, Robert Wright’s 2010 book of the same name, Our Man in Tehran depicts the role of Kenneth D. Taylor in the Iran hostage crisis of 1979 and 1980. After the film Argo also portrayed the events of this crisis in 2012 and was met with widespread acclaim, this documentary strives to set the record straight about what really happened during the Canadian Caper. The documentary features interviews with actual people who were involved in the events, such as politicians, journalists, and diplomats. They include Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada, Tony Mendez, retired American CIA officer, and Gary Sick, American analyst of Middle East affairs with particular expertise on Iran. The screening of the film will also feature an introduction by Douglas George, Consul General of Canada for Ohio, who will discuss the conversations he had with one of the diplomats rescued during the crisis and the behind-the-scenes preparations for the rescue. The film screens at 1:30 p.m. today at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $9. (Manno)

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