Director Taghi Amirani wanted to shine a light on Britain’s involvement in the 1953 coup that overthrew then prime minister of Iran, Mohammad Mossadegh. The documentary “Coup 53” released this week on the anniversary of the events. According to the New York Times, British involvement isn’t a secret, and the United State’s involvement has also been acknowledged.
We could all use a good laugh right now. Comedian and TV host Samantha Bee included. The pandemic has upended our lives and in times of distress, we look to comedy to help provide us with momentary relief. But with the entertainment industry at a stand still and studios halting their production, it’s been an adjustment for entertainers like Bee to continue trying to make audiences smile.