Author Nima Shirazi calls Hollywood blockbuster "Argo" ahistorical

03/04/13 Mary Glenney and Janelle Irwin
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The Hollywood drama Argo won three academy awards. The official movie website describes the film as:

“Based on real events, the dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played—information that was not declassified until many years after the event.”

But the “based on real events” part of that is questioned by some people. Nima Shirazi is the author of “Wide Asleep in America”. Shirazi spoke with Mary Glenney on the Women’s Show about the film and its representation of Iran.

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