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Directed by Dan Shadur

Israel 2013 60 mins.

At one time, Israel and Iran had a mutually prosperous political and economic relationship. Israelis living in Tehran enjoyed great privilege and wealth. Such was the much-coveted “friendship of the Middle East”—Iran supplied oil while Israel helped with infrastructure and weapons. Then, in 1979, the Islamic Revolution shook the Shah’s regime. Suddenly, Israelis in Tehran were enemies of the people and feared for their very lives, including director Dan Shadur’s family. Interviewing many who were forced to flee, while using a wealth of news and personal footage shot during these events, Shadur provides a riveting look at a seismic political shift that has shaped the Middle East we know today.

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