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The Man Who Changed The World

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1. I had this video in one piece on youtube high definition (in private mode) but decided to remove it after having reviewed it (also a mate did the same for me), our conclusion was that it is a very well mastered propaganda piece. They distance themselves from the Shah for the first time and that makes people think they will be unbiased about the rest, yet they're lying on many points about the Imam (ra) and the revolution.

2. Translation is wrong on several placed, for (just 1 example of many) example the shahi admiral says to shah, "We must crush the revolution while we still can or we will lose (power over) the country", is translated to "we must act or we will lose the country". This is important because the Shah claimed to be on the side of the revolutionaries at a certain point and promised to do everything to stop the injustice (that he caused).Many other examples there.

3. The video has a negative undertone about the Imam (ra).

4. The video is factually wrong on several points about the Imam (ra) and the revolution.

5. It even mentions president Ahmadinejad as part of the student group that attacked the embassy but then quite keenly adds that he refused to join the attack on the embassy.

Edited by Arman

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salam

I think the documentary is really good, especially considering its from the BBC. It might have some factual errors, but the main points are there, and bias is to be expected. Its definitely worth watching. The only other full length western documentary on the Imam (ra) that Ive seen was by cbs, and that was no where near as close to this one in balance, detail and quality. These are some of the people they interviewed for the doc:

Former US president Jimmy Carter talks on television for the first time about the episode that, more than any other, led American voters to eject him from the presidency. Iran's seizure of the US embassy in Tehran and the holding of its staff for 444 days took more and more of Carter's time and energy. His final days in office were dominated by desperate attempts to secure the release of the embassy hostages. Those who sat in the White House with him, planning how to rescue the hostages, how to negotiate their release and, finally, wondering whether anything could be rescued from the disaster, all tell their part in the story.

Other contributors include former vice president Walter Mondale, ex-deputy secretary of state Warren Christopher and former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski. The other side of the story is told by top Iranians: Ayatollah Khomeini's close adviser, Grand Ayatollah Montazeri; his first foreign minister, Ebrahim Yazdi; his negotiator with the US, Sadeq Tabatabai; and the founder of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, Mohsen Rafiqdoust.

If you're in the UK you can watch on bbc iplayer : http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00hm...nged_the_World/

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This documentary is certainly decent.

 

Although the quality of BBC's news service has declined rapidly in recent years, this documentary shows that not everyone over there is completely hopeless.

 

And of course this is not comparable to the ridiculousness that is BBC Persian.

 

The interviews are actually valuable and offer insider insight, and the overall tone is not ideologically charged.

 

"Ruhollah" by al-Manar is a magnum opus, but this is a much shorter documentary and is an asset if you want to introduce new information to someone who is biased against al-Manar.

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And of course this is not comparable to the ridiculousness that is BBC Persian.

 

The manner in which BBC Persian is produced is very agitating. I caught myself getting annoyed for no absolute reason these couple of times only to realize that BBC Persian was playing on the background.

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