This home movie captures scenes of Plano’s Yousefi family attending a funeral for a family member, where they observe the graveside traditions of their Iranian-American community. The mourners take part in prayers and songs led by a clergy member.
This home movie captures scenes of the Yousefi family celebrating traditional Persian wedding customs at their daughter’s wedding in Addison, Texas. The bride and groom sit under a silk shawl held by family members in front of their wedding spread while the traditional ceremony is performed in both English and Persian.
This home movie captures scenes of the Yousefi family playing Persian music on a drum and a santur, a traditional Iranian instrument, and dancing together at a party in their home.
In this home movie, Plano’s Yousefi family visits Iran, and their extended family there throws a party. Several teenagers show off their dance moves, then a man sings a song a soulful song in Persian.
This home movie captures scenes of Plano’s Yousefi family on January 16, 1979 driving through the streets of Tehran, Iran on the day the Shah was exiled. People line the streets, gathering with great joy, and march together holding signs supporting revolutionary leader Ruhollah Khomeini. The Iranian Revolution culminated on this day with the overthrow […]
This home movie captures scenes of a peace gathering held in 1982 at Austin’s Wooldridge Square Park in response the Iran-Iraq War. After remaining uninvolved during the first two years of the war, in 1982, President Reagan took Iraq off the list of countries â€œsupporting terrorismâ€ and began to sell them weapons. The protesters in […]