19 August 1953 – finally a film about the British led coup in Iran – thank you Amirani…

From today’s The Times an excellent article by Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coup-53-uncovering-the-overthrow-of-irans-pm-that-britain-never-owned-up-to-cgdcr3mqt

Been following this story for many a decade! Shameful.

An interesting link with the iconic ‘Apocalypse Now’ – Taghi Amirani worked with Walter Murch, sound designer on F F Coppola’s masterpiece, and a three time Oscar winner.

Directors Taghi Amirani and Walter Murch speak during the Filmmakers Afternoon Tea at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival at The May Fair Hotel on October 04, 2019 in London, England.
Taghi Amirani

Tomris Laffly writes: The most notable achievement of “Coup 53” is daring the viewer to imagine a different Middle East today — what would have happened had Mosaddegh (whom Amirani sees as a Gandhi-like figure for Iran) not been overthrown? What would a flourishing and fair democracy in the region mean for the future of the Middle East? The world would perhaps have been a different place, Amirani imagines, knowing that mankind will never live in that version of the globe.( 4 September 2019)

Larushka IvanZadeh is Chief Film Critic at Metro, the UK’s most read daily newspaper. She is also a broadcaster who regularly appears across the BBC as well as Sky News.

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