Theme: I Call Myself Persian

"I Call Myself Persian" is filmmaker Tanaz Eshagian's documentary about the difficulties and stereotypes of being an Iranian in America. It's a film that explores the Iranian revolution of the late 1970's and the staggering exodus of its people to the U.S. The film shows how the Iranian-American community has had to overcome being scapegoats for anti-U.S. sentiments and activities in Iran since the Hostage Crisis in 1979.