Our Man in Tehran

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Our Man in Tehran is a 2013 Canadian documentary film, profiling the role of Kenneth D. Taylor, Canada's ambassador to Iran in the 1970s, in resolving the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-1980 by engineering the Canadian Caper. The film premiered at the... read more

Our Man in Tehran is a 2013 Canadian documentary film, profiling the role of Kenneth D. Taylor, Canada's ambassador to Iran in the 1970s, in resolving the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-1980 by engineering the Canadian Caper. The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, but was distributed to general audiences as a television film on The Movie Network. It was released in the United States in May 15, 2015. Several other political, journalism and diplomatic personalities involved in the events also appear in the film, including Joe Clark, Flora MacDonald, Robert Anders, William Daugherty, Carole Jerome, Tony Mendez, Joe Schlesinger, Zena Sheardown and Gary Sick. The film won five Canadian Screen Awards at the 3rd Canadian Screen Awards in 2015, winning Best Documentary Program, Best Direction in a Documentary or Factual Series (Drew Taylor, Larry Weinstein), Best Photography in a Documentary Program or Factual Series (John Minh Tran), Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Factual Series (Steve Weslak) and Best Sound in a Documentary, Factual or Lifestyle Program or Series (Martin Lee, David McCallum, Sanjay Mehta, Brennan Mercer, Jane Tattersall). The film was adapted in part from cowriter Robert Wright's 2010 book Our Man in Tehran.

Original Release

09/20/2013

Cast

Ken Taylor Himself
Assadollah Alam Himself (archive footage)
Bob Anders Himself
Jimmy Carter Himself (archive footage)
Joe Clark Himself
Walter Cronkite Himself (archive footage)
William Daugherty Himself
Massoumeh Ebtekar Herself (archive footage)
Empress Farah Herself (archive footage)
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh Himself (archive footage)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Drew Taylor, Larry Weinstein

Writers

Drew Taylor, Robert Wright

Cast

Ken Taylor Himself
Assadollah Alam Himself (archive footage)
Bob Anders Himself
Jimmy Carter Himself (archive footage)
Joe Clark Himself
Walter Cronkite Himself (archive footage)
William Daugherty Himself
Massoumeh Ebtekar Herself (archive footage)
Empress Farah Herself (archive footage)
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh Himself (archive footage)
Carole Jerome Herself
Sadegh Khalkhali Himself (archive footage)
Flora MacDonald Herself
Tony Mendez Himself
Richard Nixon Himself (archive footage)
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Himself (archive footage)
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Himself (archive footage)
Anwar Sadat Himself (archive footage)
Joe Schlesinger Himself
Zena Sheardown Herself

Producers

Vito Ierullo Executive Producer
Noah Segal Executive Producer
Elena Semikina Executive Producer
Fraser Ash Producer
Chris Cox Producer
Niv Fichman Producer
Kevin Krikst Producer
Drew Taylor Producer
Matt Taylor Producer
Larry Weinstein Producer

Editors

Steve Weslak

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