"Hostages" Screening with Producer Shahruz Ghaemi '19



Amherst College (College street, Amherst, MA 01002, Amherst MA)

Hostages, Official Website for the HBO SeriesOn Nov. 4, 1979, Iranian student demonstrators broke into the sprawling compound of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took dozens of embassy staff hostage. Their occupation made a dramatic intervention in Iran’s ongoing revolution against an American-backed monarchy. Although they only planned a 48-hour protest, the takeover turned into a media spectacle that also captured the remaining 444 days of Jimmy Carter’s presidency. /Hostages/ is a new four-part documentary about the Iran-U.S.