Taken Hostage
Taken Hostage tells the story of America’s 25-year support for Iran’s authoritarian ruler, the Shah, and of the revolution that rose up to overthrow him in 1979, a seismic historical event that culminated in the seizing of 52 American hostages at the US embassy in Tehran. Told in intimate personal detail thorough the eyes of a tight knit cast of characters whose lives were transformed by these events, the film unfolds like a political thriller, offering a compelling backstory to today’s unfolding conflict in the Middle East.