Desert One

In April 1980, the U.S. government launched Operation Eagle Claw, their response to the hostage crisis that was happening in Iran at that time. Helmed by then-President Jimmy Carter, the Delta Force tried unsuccessfully to rescue the 52 hostages that were detained in the U.S. Embassy and Foreign Ministry buildings in Tehran. This film explores the different aspects of this failed mission through interviews with the hostages, soldiers, commanders and President Carter.

Dates: Thursday, August 27 – Sunday, August 30
Time: All hours
Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket
Q&A with Filmmaker: Available during Festival

Director: Barbara Kopple
Writer: Francisco Bello
Producer: David Cassidy, Eric Forman, Barbara Kopple

Genre: Documentary Feature
Length: 107 min
Location: USA, Iran
Language: English, Persian [w/English subtitles]