If you are a politics enthusiast, then you probably know something about the notorious Operation Eagle Claw completed by the USA of America in Iran. For those who have no idea about the top-secret assignment – it was a complete failure and led to enormous global humiliation for the USA. Desert One is a documentary covering the entire fiasco.
Desert One Plot Details
Barbara Kopple, the Oscar-winning documentary maker from America, has once more was able to establish how she is the best at what she does- make documentaries- with Desert One. It is a strong account of President Carter’s effort to rescue more than fifty American hostages in Iran(Operation Eagle Claw).
As a result of the Iranian Revolution in 1978, the U.S. Embassy in Iran was ambushed by student militants, capturing the American workers working there. Ergo, the President decided to rescue fellow Americans after a series of diplomatic attempts failed to do the job. The unfortunate effort, however, met many obstacles such as sandstorms and cracked rotor blades and finished with a loss of eight valuable lives of American troops and service members. As a result, Jimmy Carter dropped the upcoming elections too.
Desert One Cast
The documentary includes interviews done by Barbara Kopple using Jimmy Carter, the hostages, and the Iranian captors, for example. This Iranian guy was only eleven years old at the time of this assignment and was on a bus along with his family in the desert.
In the documentary, President Carter intentionally took responsibility for the failure.
Desert One Release Date
The documentary premiered on 21 August 2020. It’s currently being run on a few theaters in the USA because it’s a theatrical release. But, it is readily available for streaming as a virtual theatre and could be watched through by paying a fee on its official website.
Selecting your town on the site’s “Get Tickets” area will show you that neighbourhood theatres are embracing the film virtually or in a predetermined time. After paying for downloading and downloading the movie on your accounts, you’ll be given fourteen days to see Desert One, and once you start it, you will have 72 hours to finish it. What an adventure.