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1979: The Year of the Islamist Revolution

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From the Iranian Revolution and the Mecca Mosque Siege, to the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, this award-winning miniseries chronicles the critical events of 1979 in the Middle East - events that would mark the beginning of a global jihadi uprising, and culminate in the 9/11 attacks by al Qaeda.


With access to rare archive, eye-witness testimony, and recently cleared CIA documents, this revealing documentary is essential viewing for understanding today’s Middle East.


Winner of the FOCAL Award for Best Historical Documentary, this miniseries restores lost and unseen archive, building a spellbinding world that places audiences in the heart of these unfolding events.




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