Country

USA

Director

Cambiz Amir-Khosravi

Producer

AIPFF 2016

Inheritance (2015)

In 2011, in an unusual twist of fate, Cambiz Amir-Khosravi discovered the truth about his father and the shocking role he played in the history of modern Iran. For the first time in his life all that seemed fact was turned upside down. Previously as boy of nine he was an eyewitness to the 1953 coup engineered by the CIA and British intelligence to safeguard their oil interests and to consolidate the shah’s rule until it was ended by the Islamic revolution of 1979. The coup not only shaped his life but also this revelation clarified the tangled bond between Iran and the US. I have been a documentary filmmaker for most of my adult life, butinheritance is, quite literally, the film I was born to make.

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