THE IRANIAN AMERICANS, a new series produced by PBS, premiers December 18th in the United States. It chronicles history of Iranian immigrants overcoming adversity and ultimately creating new lives in America.
Iranians had been immigrating to America in small numbers for decades, primarily for education, but 1979 Islamic Revolution saw massive migration. THE IRANIAN AMERICANS is an emotional account of displacement told by more than 25 Iranians who were uprooted from their home and heritage and built completely new lives in the U.S. They include Maz Jobrani, the actor/comedian; Goli Ameri, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State; and Firouz Naderi, director of solar system exploration at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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