On November 4, 1979, a group of radical Islamic students swarmed into the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking its staff hostage, and demanding that the American government return the Shah to Iran, 444 days later the students went home having failed to produce the Shah (he had died), but having succeeded in unleashing a geopolitical disturbance which wreaked havoc on the American Psyche and brought ruin to Jimmy Carter's presidency. Caught in the eye of this international storm where the men and women held hostage by these zealots. While politicians postured and rescue missions misfired, the hostages endured nearly 15 months of uncertainty, fear and abuse. Subject to mock executions... paraded before cameras for sham celebrations... cut off from their family and friends... the Americans wondered if they would ever get out alive. V.I.E.W. Video is proud to present the multi-award winning DVD, The Iran Hostage Crisis: 444 Days To Freedom, by acclaimed filmmaker Les Harris. Interweaving rare documentary footage with personal reminiscence and contemporary video, this film moves Presidents and pundits to the wings, leaving center stage for the 52 brave American hostages to vividly relive the trials of captivity and the euphoria of release. With Iran's nuclear ambitions in the headlines and today's ever-rising tensions in the Middle East, the important messages conveyed in this film are as crucial today as they were the day the hostages were set free.