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New Zealand aggravated over Argo

New Zealand aggravated over ArgoEarly in Ben Affleck‘s Oscar-winning movie Argo there’s a mention of New Zealand: “Brits turned them away. Kiwis turned them away. Canadians took them in.” The movie premiered five months ago, but discontent has been brewing ever since in New Zealand about the said reference. The country joins Iran and Canada in the list of nations who feel they were misrepresented in the fictionalized account of how six Americans were sheltered undercover and secreted out of Iran during the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Steve Matthewman, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Auckland, said, “It’s touched a really raw nerve. We do seem in New Zealand to be oversensitive to how the rest of the world perceives us.” ~Carlos Laron

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  1. C-Dub • March 22, 2013 @ 11:56 AM

    I was proud of Canada. I think we did more, but I fully understand that the story had to make the movie a seller in the U.S. My mother has a good friend that was actually in the Embassy at the time and says there was a lot missing, but we have to understand time constraints and the story for USA.

  2. Smith • March 22, 2013 @ 5:35 PM

    This is what happens when important events are made into movies. It’s not fully the truth. The story is always twisted to make someone out to be the heroes. Canada has a huge part during that time but, not all was told in this movie. It disappointing that people will watch this movie thinking the Americans was the only one that cared. This is what hollywood does to sell movies.

  3. NoT ReQUiRED • March 22, 2013 @ 6:31 PM

    this is hollywood, the gotta make the story interesting to sell, if they told the how everything REALLY haapend then its a documentary

  4. j • March 23, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

    right and the movie about the osama killing was 100% accurate and the *real* story of the u.s navy seals was of course true…. please give me a break they are called movies for a reason

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