IRAN: 24TH ANNIVERSARY OF TAKEOVER OF US EMBASSY
TAPE_NUMBER: EF00/1233 IN_TIME: 16:10:50 - 19:22:09 // 19:38:48 LENGTH: 01:34 SOURCES: APTN/IRIB RESTRICTIONS: FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: Natural Sound XFA Iranians have staged demonstrations to mark the 24th anniversary of the takeover of the U-S embassy in Tehran. Thousands of young Iranians joined the rally on Friday and attended an address at Tehran University by Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani. The ayatollah called on Iranians to rally against the United States, saying the Israeli government is financially supported by the U-S, ensuring its survival. The 1979 revolution toppled the U-S-backed Shah's regime and installed the clerical rule of Khomeini. Radical Muslim students stormed the U-S Embassy on November 4, 1979, and took 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. They were released in 1981. The crisis led to the severing of U-S-Iranian relations and paved the way for a war of words that lasted nearly two decades. On Thursday, a book on the crisis was launched in Iran, written by one of the hostage-takers and now the country's vice president. In 1979, Ebtekar was the 19-year-old spokeswoman for the Islamist students who seized the embassy. Known sarcastically among the American captives as "Sister Mary," she learned English as a child in Philadelphia and became a fixture on American television, where on practically a nightly basis she vigorously defended the takeover and the Iranian Revolution. After the hostages were released in 1981, Ebtekar faded from the American psyche. But she remained active in Iranian politics, and in 1997 the country's new reformist president, Mohammad Khatami, named her vice president for the environment. She is now the highest ranking woman in the government. Though she supports better relations between the United States and Iran, Ebtekar is unrepentant about the embassy takeover. SHOTLIST: Tehran, Iran - November 3, 2000 and file Nov 3, 2000 1. Podium with 'Down with USA' written on banner 2. Various of crowd with flags marking anniversary of US embassy siege 3. Worshippers gathered at Tehran university 4. Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani 5. Crowd 6. Crowd of women listening File - 1979 7. People climbing wall into embassy compound 8. Gunman firing 9. Sign reading 'US cannot do anything' 10. Mid shot woman holding child while shouting 11. Wide shot effigy of Uncle Sam burning?
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AP-APTN-0930: Iran Oscars Monday, 25 February 2013 STORY:Iran Oscars- Reaction to Argo winning best picture at the Oscars LENGTH: 01:39 FIRST RUN: 0830 RESTRICTIONS: NO IRAN/NO BBC PERSIAN/NO VOA PERSIAN/NO MANOTO 1 TYPE: Farsi/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 880856 DATELINE: Tehran - 25 Feb 2013 LENGTH: 01:39 AP TELEVISION - NO BBC PERSIAN/NO VOA PERSIAN/NO MANOTO 1 ++AP Television is adhering to Iranian law that stipulates all media are banned from providing BBC Persian or VOA Persian any coverage from Iran, and under this law if any media violate this ban the Iranian authorities can immediately shut down that organisation in Tehran.++ SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of traffic in Vali-e-Asr street, central Tehran 2. Close of newspaper headline reading (Farsi) "Answer to historical distortions by Argo" 3. Mid of man picking up newspaper from stand 4. Close of newspaper with picture of Oscar statuette 5. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Amirkhani (no first name given), Tehran resident: "I did not watch the entire film, Argo. The film was not appealing enough to make me watch the rest, I could not tolerate it. My feeling is that they awarded (the Oscar to) Argo because of political or other reasons (rather than artistic ones). I believe this prize was not for the film's structure or its scenario." 6. Wide of newspaper stand 7. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Behnam Farahani, Tehran resident: "Both Django (Unchained) and Lincoln won a few prizes. I think both of them were better than Argo in terms of structure and theme. They deserved more attention. Argo was just a political movie, it was a narration of a political event, and it suited their own purposes." 8. Wide of pedestrians 9. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Roham Razavi, Art student: "Speaking of political motives behind the award, in fact, I don't believe that the Oscars would do such a thing, I don't know. They judged and awarded the first prize to Argo." 10. Wide of pedestrians STORYLINE: The Oscar-winning movie Argo has not appeared in any Iranian cinema but is still getting mixed reviews about its depiction of Tehran following the 1979 Islamic Revolution. State media were mostly silent on Monday after the news of the film's Best Picture award at the Oscars ceremony the night before. The movie depicts events following the storming of the US embassy in 1979. Fifty-two Americans were held hostage for 444 days, while a handful of embassy staff were sheltered by the Canadian ambassador. Their escape from Iran is recounted in Argo. On the streets of Tehran on Monday, some residents seemed critical of the film, which is widely available on bootleg DVDs. One man said he thought the Best Picture award had gone to Argo "because of political or other reasons", rather than artistic ones. "I believe this prize was not for the film's structure or its scenario," he added. Another said that other Oscar-nominated films - such as Django Unchained and Lincoln - were "better than Argo in terms of structure and theme". "Argo was just a political movie, it was a narration of a political event, and it suited their own purposes," he said. But others doubted that political motives explained Argo's success. "I don't believe that the Oscars would do such a thing," said art student Roham Razavi. "They judged and awarded the first prize to Argo." Meanwhile, Tehran City Council member Masoomeh Ebtekar - who was one of the students who occupied the US embassy and acted as their spokeswoman - has said the film exaggerates the violence among crowds that stormed the compound. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN AP-WF-02-25-13 0933GMT