Stories Between – Season One (Complete)

STORIES BETWEEN IRAN & AMERICA is a new video series created by Pirooz Kalayeh that documents his life between Iran and America. Each story is filled with archival footage, drawings, photographs, animation, re-enactments, and phone calls with his family now…

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STORIES BETWEEN IRAN & AMERICA is a new video series created by Pirooz Kalayeh that documents his life between Iran and America.

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

Pirooz Kalayeh tells a story about the Persian dish gormet sabzi and his mom making him koo koo sabzi for lunch when he first came to America and his American classmates’ reactions.

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

Pirooz Kalayeh remembers eating on the floor when he first came to America, his hero Jesse Owens, and his father telling him to focus like a laser.

Episodes feature:

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

If you are enjoying this film series, please donate at https://www.patreon.com/pirooz

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.

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