Boulder International Film Festival: Desert One

07mar12:15 pm2:15 pmBoulder International Film Festival: Desert One

Event Details

Desert One tells the incredible story behind what has been called the most audacious, difficult and complicated rescue missions ever attempted in modern U.S. history: a secret mission to free hostages captured during the 1979 Iranian revolution. Kopple discovers a wealth of archival sources and has conversations with many of the American soldiers, as well as Iranian fighters who were guarding the hostages. This film features fascinating interviews with President Jimmy Carter, VP Walter Mondale and TV newsman Ted Koppel. At a moment when tensions rise again between Iran and the U.S., old wounds remain painfully current for many in Desert One—but talk of hope also emerges, that the lessons of the past might finally guide us to a better future.

Time

(Saturday) 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm View in my time