About this submission
I am most interested in how political timing shapes individuals’ experiences, memories, and senses of selves. As religious minorities in Iran, many Persian Jews immigrated to the U.S. around the time of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. My grandmother and her immediate family came to the U.S. almost ten years before the Revolution. When my grandmother and uncle left in 1970, the Shah seemed invincible but it all changed so quickly. My role as the filmmaker is often that of a link that synthesizes my family’s intergenerational stories together while threading in my own perspectives along the way.