DIRECTOR

Cambiz Amir-Khosravi

Release Year

2015

Duration

80 min

Genre

Documentary

Language

English

Country

France

An Eyewitness Narrates the 1953 CIA-led Coup in Iran

Inheritance

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. Previously all he knew was that his father had been the Minister of Finance under Reza Shah. In 1953, as a nine year old boy, he had no idea that he was an eyewitness to the CIA-led coup that overthrew the democratic government of Dr. Mohammed Mossaddegh, and returned the Shah to power. "Inheritance" highlights the realities distorted by the CIA-led coup till now. August 19, 1953, was not only a life changing event for Amir-Khosravi but, more importantly, for the nation of Iran and the complex relationship between Iran and US before the Islamic revolution of 1979.

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