Each story is filled with archival footage, drawings, photographs, animation, re-enactments, and phone calls with his family now during the pandemic and from archival footage of when they first arrived to America in 1979.
New episodes air every Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. PST.
Season One – Episodes 1-8 – “The Early Years”
Ep1: “Koo-Koo, What?”
Ep2: “The Magical Invention of an Ant”
Ep3: “The Lottery Ticket”
Ep4: “Bumblebee Stew”
Ep5: “Persian Cowboy”
Ep6: “My Beloved”
Ep7: “A Millennium Falcon”
Ep8: “The Jesse Owens Story”
Episode 1 – “Koo-Koo, What?” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb9VKnwDU_I
Episode 2 – “The Magical Invention of an Ant” – https://youtu.be/TG9Hwn-gOBg
Pirooz Kalayeh recounts how his father taught him about the magical invention of an ant.
Episode 3 – “The Lottery Ticket” – https://youtu.be/TbnfIZF4WrE
Pirooz Kalayeh’s mother tells him about her weekly lottery ticket.
Episode 4 – “Bumblebee Stew” – https://youtu.be/9av9Vv3bo4o
Pirooz Kalayeh recounts making bumbleebee stew with his friends when he first came to America from Iran.
Episode 5 – “Persian Cowboy” – https://youtu.be/2e9oGLC_u5U
Pirooz Kalayeh remembers his love for The Lone Ranger, making smoke signals, and getting in a lot of trouble.
Episode 6 – “My Beloved” – https://youtu.be/8YiY5qafg7E
Pirooz Kalayeh recounts his trip back to Iran with his mother when he was four years old and his first love.
Episode 7 – “The Millennium Falcon” – https://youtu.be/iEQs0dsMC4E
Pirooz Kalayeh discusses his love for Star Wars, his father’s bedtime stories, and his favorite hero, Rostam.
Episode 8 – “The Jesse Owens Story” – https://youtu.be/zbxzaEx_fGE
Original Music by Thomas Attar Belier
Additional Music by Taher Ghoreyshi & Larry Thomas Moore
Cinematography by Pirooz Kalayeh & Aaron Lee Dowell
Animation & Drawings by Pirooz Kalayeh
Written, Performed, Edited & Directed by Pirooz Kalayeh
To donate to Pirooz Kalayeh’s feature film “Sometimes I Dream in Farsi”, which includes portions of these episodes, please visit http://www.sometimesidreaminfarsi.com or make a tax exempt donation to the International Documentary Association at https://www.documentary.org/project/sometimes-i-dream-farsi
To view more episodes or other films by Pirooz Kalayeh, visit http://www.piroozkalayeh.com
Season Two will air every Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. PST. starting July 6, 2020.