During the 1960’s and '70’s, thousands of Israelis lived in Tehran, Iran, enjoying a special relationship with the Shah and his dictatorial rule. Protected by large arms deals and complex financial ties, the Israeli community enjoyed a wealthy and luxurious lifestyle, while failing to note that the ruling power to which they were connected was collapsing. By the time they realized their “Iranian Paradise” was turning into hell, it was almost too late, and they found themselves in the middle of the Islamist revolution taking Iran by storm.
Using rare archival footage, plus interviews with diplomats, Mossad agents, businessmen, and their families, director Dan Shadur — whose family had been part of the very same community — reveals a new perspective on the revolution that changed the world.
What starts as a nostalgic look at a lost era becomes a thrilling story where huge dreams are shattered in a dark reality of greed, blindness, and lust for power.
- Dan ShadurDirector
- Barak HeymannProducer