23 August 2016

Four Documentary Films on Coup d’etat to be Screened Tomorrow in AIPFF


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TEHRAN (AIPFF) - According to the public relations office of the AIPFF, Tomorrow on Aug. 24th 2016, four selected films best known for depicting coup d'etat, will be showcased. The screening will take place at Soureh Hall of Howzeh Honari from 11:00 to 22:00.

TEHRAN (AIPFF) – According to the public relations office of the AIPFF, Tomorrow on Aug. 24th 2016, four selected films best known for depicting coup d’etat, will be showcased. The screening will take place at Soureh Hall of Howzeh Honari from 11:00 to 22:00.

On the sideline of the festival, Yousef Moradi, University professor, will give lecture about the history of coup and social and cultural dimensions of it around the world.

The theme of the first section of AIPFF is reviewing coup d’etat movies around the world and also highlighting the role of the global arrogant powers in orchestrating coups in other countries.

Films:

Salvador Allende by Patricio Guzmán

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This film shows how Allende managed to be elected in Chile and brings hope to a part of the population by enforcing socialist measures. It also explores Richard Nixon’s policies and his orders to the CIA (Project Fubelt) concerning Allende during his election campaign.

 

Night over Chile by Sebastián Alarcón & Aleksandr Kosarev

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Night over Chile is a 1977 Soviet drama film chronicling the events surrounding the military coup which toppled the leftists Chilean government of Salvador Allende. This film confines its efforts to the main events themselves and is based on interviews with eyewitnesses, including many who resisted the takeover.

 

American Coup by Joseph Ayella

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American Coup delves into the considerations that lay at the root of the decision to stage a coup to remove Premier Mohammed Mossadegh, who was democratically elected in 1951. The primary justification behind the coup was that Mossadegh nationalized the oil trade, thereby excluding the British who had wielded power up until that point. The question that remains is to what extent the actions of the United States and Great Britain paved the way for the Islamification of Iran, and all the ramifications that this has entailed for human rights there.

 

Inheritance  by Cambiz Amir-khosravi

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When nine years old, filmmaker Cambiz Amir-Khosravi, was an eyewitness to one of the most tumultuous events in modern Iranian history: the 1953 CIA-led coup.

In 2011, while searching his name online several books appeared describing his father’s role in modern Iran. For the first time in his life all that seemed fact was turned upside down. But this revelation provided a path to understanding the tangled bond between Iran and the US.

 


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