Coup 53

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Coup 53

Featuring never-before-seen footage, Coup 53 (co-written and edited by Oscar-winner Walter Murch) chronicles the Anglo-American overthrow of Iran’s democratically elected Prime Minister Mossadegh, reinstalling the Shah in unprecedented detail.

United States | 2019 | Louie Schwartzberg

This new account of the largely forgotten 8/19/53 Anglo-American coup that overthrew Iran’s democratically elected Prime Minister Mossadegh and reinstalled the Shah is “as compelling as a John le Carré novel or a Costa-Gavras classic” (Screen Daily). Featuring never-before-seen 16mm footage and archival documents hidden for decades, Coup 53 (co-written and edited by Oscar-winner Walter Murch) chronicles this government overthrow in unprecedented

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