FILM: DESERT ONE
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About The Event
Guest Speakers: Barbara Kopple, Director;
Eric Forman and David Cassidy, Producers
Directed by Barbara Kopple
September 11, 2001 is considered to be the day that changed our world — but really, the day that changed our world was April 24,1980. That was when the United States, under the leadership of President Jimmy Carter, launched Operation Eagle Claw, the Delta Force mission (it was the very first Delta Force mission) that was designed to bring an immediate end to the Iran-hostage crisis by rescuing all 52 of the hostages who were being held at the U.S. Embassy and Foreign Ministry buildings in Tehran. Operation Eagle Claw ended in disaster and DESERT ONE vividly sets out the riveting story of that famously messed-up mission by interviewing a number of the participants: commanders, soldiers, American hostages, former President Carter. Two-time Academy Award-winning Director Barbara Kopple immerses you in the actual events using spectacular animated footage. You emerge from DESERT ONE understanding a vital chapter of our history with Iran.
Running Time: 107 minutes