Ten years in the making, COUP 53 tells the story of the 1953 the Anglo-American coup d’état that overthrew Iran’s government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh and reinstalled the Shah. The CIA/MI6 covert action was called Operation Ajax. It was all about Iran’s oil and who gets to control and benefit from it. BP was at the heart of this story. Shot in seven countries, featuring participants and first-hand witnesses, and unearthing never seen before archive material, COUP 53 is a politically explosive and cinematically innovative documentary that lifts the lid on secrets buried for over sixty-six years
‘Spine-tingling Revelations’ Variety
‘Remarkable, Fearless & Passionate’ Hollywood Reporter
‘A Masterpiece of Political Intervention’ Ariel Dorfman
‘Full of Surprises and Outrage’ Financial Times
The Washington Post picked Coup53 as one of 5 best documentaries of 2020. And the film is Certified Fresh with a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Includes fascinating Q&A with Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Skyfall), Walter Murch (The Godfather, American Graffiti), and director Taghi Amirani. Hosted by Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9⁄11) and recorded on 8th January, 2021.