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From Two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple, Desert One tells the incredible tale of America’s secret mission to free the hostages of the 1979 Iranian revolution, which has been called “the most audacious, difficult, complicated, rescue mission ever attempted.”

This is not only an American story but… an Iranian one. Director Kopple (bio) brought on an Iranian crew for original filming inside that country, finding many touched by these events who had for too long been overlooked. One extraordinary new account comes from an 11-year-old boy (in 1980) who was detained while riding through the desert on the same night of the mission.

Pricing for a Virtual Cinema Rental of Desert One is $12.00 — you’ll be able to watch the entire thing for at least 48-hours after purchase.

Boston Globe: Desert One’ revisits Jimmy Carter’s failed attempt to rescue the Iranian hostages (click here for entire review)



WATCH 8/21 TO 9/17


OFFICIAL Trailer: Desert One

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