The American Dream we Take for Granted

Recorded January 14, 2019 Archived January 14, 2019 07:16 minutes
Id: APP607611


In the 1980’s Iran was in the middle of a revolution and Persian Jews were looking for political asylum. In this interview Sam Ghalili speaks with his father Jesse Ghalili in Encino California who talks about his courageous journey immigrating from Israel to America at a15 year old. In this story Mr. Ghalili seeks for political asylum in America, so he can live with his brother and achieve the American dream. He cannot return to Iran because of the revolution. In this interview he talks about how the American dream means so much more to an immigrant than it does to a middle class American citizen and how many things that we take for granted are what immigrants wish and dream about (2:30) .


  • Jesse Ghalili
  • Sam Ghalili

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