Author Nima Shirazi calls Hollywood blockbuster "Argo" ahistorical listen03/04/13 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:
â€œBased on real events, the dramatic thriller â€œArgoâ€ 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 playedâ€”information that was not declassified until many years after the event.â€
But the â€œbased on real eventsâ€ part of that is questioned by some people. Nima Shirazi is the author of â€œWide Asleep in Americaâ€. Shirazi spoke with Mary Glenney on the Womenâ€™s Show about the film and its representation of Iran.