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LOCAL>> COUP 53: Exclusive Transatlantic Screening
Explosive documentary about 1953 US/UK coup in Iran – partial proceeds benefit KWMR
Join us KWMR for this virtual event!
Partial proceeds benefit KWMR Community Radio
Hosted by Coup 53
Director TAGHI AMIRANI
Editor WALTER MURCH
Featuring RALPH FIENNES
“COUP 53 is an explosive new documentary-thriller about the 1953 CIA/MI6 coup that overthrew Iran’s democratically elected government on 19th August 1953. Ralph Fiennes features in the film in an extraordinary performance as a real-life British spy.”
While making a documentary about the CIA/MI6 coup in Iran in 1953, Iranian director Taghi Amirani and editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, The English Patient) discover never seen before archive material hidden for decades.
The 16mm footage and documents not only allow the filmmakers to tell the story of the overthrow of the Iranian government in unprecedented detail, but it also leads to explosive revelations about dark secrets buried for 67 years.
Working with Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Schindler’s List, The English Patient) to help bring the lost material to life, what began as a historical documentary about four days in August 1953 turned into a live investigation, taking the filmmakers into uncharted cinematic waters. The roots of Iran’s volatile relationship with America and Britain has never been so forensically and dramatically exposed.
A ticket for the screening also includes an exclusive Q+A with Ralph Fiennes, Walter Murch and Taghi Amirani which will be available on 20 August.