Desert One

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DESERT ONE
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President Carter works with the military to devise a plan to rescue the hostages in Iran in 1979, but things don’t go according to plan
Streaming online via some independent theaters.

If you are old enough to remember the American hostages being held in Iran for over 400 days this is a documentary that you will want to see.

During the final year of the Carter presidency, he worked with members of the military to orchestrate a rescue mission that they all knew was going to be all but impossible to accomplish. Unfortunately, their fears were realized when the mission turned into a horrific disaster.

This informative, emotional, and cathartic documentary let's the people involved tell their stories in a way that covers the entire ordeal from every angle. It is fascinating because they were able to get interviews with the military members that were part of the operation, President Carter, Vice President Mondale, several of the hostages, and even some of the Iranian hostage takers and those that came into contact with the US military in Iranian soil. So, whether you agree with them or not, this documentary allows you to understand the motives behind the actions of all of the players.

While this isn't a documentary that I would consider to be award-worthy or above average when it comes to editing and creativity, this is a very compelling work that covers the operation in the most comprehensive way possible.

If you are a history lover you should put this on your watch list.

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3.7
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Streaming online via some independent theaters.

If you are old enough to remember the American hostages being held in Iran for over 400 days this is a documentary that you will want to see.

During the final year of the Carter presidency, he worked with members of the military to orchestrate a rescue mission that they all knew was going to be all but impossible to accomplish. Unfortunately, their fears were realized when the mission turned into a horrific disaster.

This informative, emotional, and cathartic documentary let's the people involved tell their stories in a way that covers the entire ordeal from every angle. It is fascinating because they were able to get interviews with the military members that were part of the operation, President Carter, Vice President Mondale, several of the hostages, and even some of the Iranian hostage takers and those that came into contact with the US military in Iranian soil. So, whether you agree with them or not, this documentary allows you to understand the motives behind the actions of all of the players.

While this isn't a documentary that I would consider to be award-worthy or above average when it comes to editing and creativity, this is a very compelling work that covers the operation in the most comprehensive way possible.

If you are a history lover you should put this on your watch list.
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