The American Dream we Take for Granted

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...

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Thomas Martin and Anne Ford

Thomas P. Martin (74) tells his friend Anne Ford (43) about his experience as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tehran from 1977-1979 and how he escaped during the Iranian Revolution.

My mother’s journey

On November 25, 2017 I️ spoke with my mom (Homeira Baghdadi) about her journey coming from a Middle Eastern country to become a doctor. We spoke about all the struggles and her happiest moments throughout her life all while sitting...

The Caspian Sea to Santa Monica

In this touching interview, directed in December of 2019 in Santa Monica, California, Sophie Salem (15) interviews her father, Morris Salem about his one of a kind childhood. Growing up in Tehran, Iran, Morris had to deal with the struggles...

Long Journey: From Iranian Revolution to current affairs in America

I interviewed my father and mother and asked them about their personal experience and opinion on the past and current political events in Iran.

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Thomas Martin and Helen Martin

Thomas Martin (75) speaks with his wife Helen Martin (73) about their experiences in Tehran before and during the Iranian Revolution, his escape, and his perspective on the hostage crisis including reasons for the taking of the U.S. Embassy in...