It’s November 4, 1979, and Marion Stokes is at home in Philadelphia as news comes in from across the world. A team of militant students have barged their way inside the American embassy in Iran and taken 66 people hostage. And nobody knows what will happen next. Watching the story unfold on American news, Stokes decides to do something. As it turns out, the woman’s actions on this day will set the template for the rest of her life.