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We have amazing news!!! 100 FILMS will premiere this Friday at The Johann Jacobs Museum. This latest documentary by Piro...
07/05/2021
100 FILMS (2021) - Official Trailer

We have amazing news!!! 100 FILMS will premiere this Friday at The Johann Jacobs Museum. This latest documentary by Pirooz Kalayeh includes interviews, artwork, and reactions to the pandemic from people all over the world. #100films #johannjacobsmuseum #piroozkalayeh

Logline: 100 Films traces how people have been dealing with the Covid19 epidemic for the past year around the world. Synopsis: Through guided and unguided pr...

Here's the updated trailer for Sometimes I Dream in Farsi!!!
06/11/2021
Sometimes I Dream in Farsi - Official Trailer (2021)

Here's the updated trailer for Sometimes I Dream in Farsi!!!

Pirooz Kalayeh uncovers a traumatic event with racism when he was a child and seeks to heal himself and his family through interviews, therapy, and roleplays...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Mrs. Ellis" is an episode about how my second grad...
06/07/2021
Stories Between Iran and America - Season 2, Ep. 3 - “Mrs. Ellis?”

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Mrs. Ellis" is an episode about how my second grade teacher took me out of ESL classes to learn about Judy Blume with her. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hvGcrHAKOs #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #MrsEllis

Season 2, Ep. 3 - “Mrs. Ellis?”Pirooz Kalayeh drives across America during the pandemic and talks with his mother on the phone about his second grade teacher...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Jogging with a Veil?" is an episode about the oppr...
05/31/2021
Stories Between Iran and America - Season 2, Ep. 2 - “Jogging with a Veil?”

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Jogging with a Veil?" is an episode about the oppression women face under the Islamic Regime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pofIhR-UQPo #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #joggingwithaveil

Season 2, Ep. 2 - “Jogging with a Veil?”Pirooz Kalayeh drives across America during the pandemic and talks with a relative about the oppression women face un...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "My Fourth of July" is an episode about how I drive...
05/24/2021
Stories Between Iran and America - Season 2, Ep. 1 - "My Fourth of July"

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "My Fourth of July" is an episode about how I drive across America during the pandemic and recount a family camping trip in Missouri when I was five years old. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUiETpqTw5Y #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #myfourthofjuly

Season 2, Ep. 1 - "My Fourth of July"Pirooz Kalayeh drives across America during the pandemic and recounts a family camping trip in Missouri when he was five...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "The Jesse Owens Story" is an episode about how my ...
05/17/2021
Stories Between Iran and America - Episode 8 - "The Jesse Owens Story"

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "The Jesse Owens Story" is an episode about how my family used to sit and watch documentaries about Jesse Owens when I was a child. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbxzaEx_fGE #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #thejesseowensstory

Episode 8 - "The Jesse Owens Story" Pirooz Kalayeh remembers eating on the floor, his hero Jesse Owens, and focusing like a laser. Original Music by Thomas A...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "The Millennium Falcon" is an episode about my love...
05/10/2021
Stories Between Iran and America Episode 7 "The Millenium Falcon"

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "The Millennium Falcon" is an episode about my love for Star Wars as a child in Indiana. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEQs0dsMC4E #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #TheMilleniumFalcon

Episode 7 - "The Millennium Falcon"Pirooz Kalayeh recounts his love for Star Wars, his father's bedtime stories, and his favorite hero, Rostam. Original Mus...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "My Beloved" is an episode about how when I visited...
05/03/2021
Stories Between Iran & America - Episode 6 - "My Beloved"

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "My Beloved" is an episode about how when I visited Iran as a child and got a baby chick as a pet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YiY5qafg7E&t=1s #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #mybeloved

Episode 6 - "My Beloved"Pirooz Kalayeh recounts his trip back to Iran with his mother when he was four years old and his first love.Original Music by Thomas ...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Persian Cowboy" is an episode about how my love fo...
04/26/2021
Stories Between Iran & America - Episode 5 - "Persian Cowboy"

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Persian Cowboy" is an episode about how my love for the Lone Ranger and Tanto and how I wanted to be a Persian cowboy as a child. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e9oGLC_u5U #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #persiancowboy

Episode 5 - "Persian Cowboy"Pirooz Kalayeh recounts his love for the Lone Ranger, making smoke signals, and the birth of the Persian cowboy.Original Music by...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Bumblebee Stew" is an episode about how my best fr...
04/21/2021
Stories Between Iran and America - Episode 4 - "Bumblebee Stew"

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Bumblebee Stew" is an episode about how my best friend Zhan and I made bumblebee stew for theneighborhood kids in Indiana. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9av9Vv3bo4o #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #BumblebeeStew

Episode 4 - "Bumblebee Stew"Pirooz Kalayeh recounts making bumbleebee stew with his friends when he first came to America from Iran. Original Music by Thomas...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "The Lottery Ticket" is an episode about how my mot...
04/19/2021
Stories Between Iran and America - Episode 3 - "The Lottery Ticket"

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "The Lottery Ticket" is an episode about how my mother won the lottery when I was in my 20s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbnfIZF4WrE #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #thelotteryticket

Episode 3 - "The Lottery Ticket"Pirooz Kalayeh's mother tells him about her weekly lottery ticket. Original Music by Thomas Attar BelierTo donate, visit http...

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "The Magical Invention of an Ant" is an episode abo...
04/14/2021
Stories Between Iran and America - Episode 2 - "The Magical Invention of an Ant"

Until Season 4 begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "The Magical Invention of an Ant" is an episode about how my father believes all living creatures are worth millions if he could design them as an engineer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG9Hwn-gOBg#storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #magicalinventionofanant

Episode 2 - "The Magical Invention of an Ant"Pirooz Kalayeh recounts how his father taught him about the magical invention of an ant when they first moved fr...

Pirooz Kalayeh  is currently making a new film titled 100 FILMS. If you'd like to participate, send a one minute film ab...
04/13/2021
100 Films - "Dad" - Example

Pirooz Kalayeh is currently making a new film titled 100 FILMS. If you'd like to participate, send a one minute film about your life during the pandemic to [email protected]. This can be a single shot or a couple clips edited together. No titles or soundtrack needed. He'll be collaging all these together to be released later this this year. You can see an example below. https://vimeo.com/529973627 #100films #piroozkalayeh #yourname

This is an example of one of the 100 FILMS. Here are the guidelines: Choose a subject (person, place, or thing) that deals with your life during the pandemic Keep…

Until Season 4 of Stories Between Iran & America begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Koo-Koo, What?" ...
04/13/2021
Stories Between Iran and America - Episode 1 - "Koo-Koo What?"

Until Season 4 of Stories Between Iran & America begins in the Fall, we will be sharing past episodes. "Koo-Koo, What?" is an episode about how I was given Persian food for lunch in a briefcase when I first arrived in America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb9VKnwDU_I #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #pandemicinema #kookoowhat

Episode 1 - "Koo-Koo, What?"Pirooz Kalayeh tells a story about the Persian dish gormet sabzi and his mom making him koo koo sabzi for lunch when he first cam...

03/15/2021

Season 3 - Ep. 9 - "Bobbie"

Pirooz's remember his writing teacher Bobbie Louise Hawkins.

Original Music by Thomas Attar Belier
Additional Music by Taher Ghoreyshi.

If you are enjoying this film series, please donate to help us continue at https://igg.me/at/storiesbetween

If you'd prefer to make a tax exempt donation to the feature film "Sometimes I Dream in Farsi", which includes portions of these episodes, please visit the International Documentary Association at https://www.documentary.org/project/sometimes-i-dream-farsi

Or visit us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/pirooz

To view more episodes or other films by Pirooz Kalayeh, visit http://www.piroozkalayeh.info

03/01/2021

Season 3 - Ep. 7 - "The Maltese Bully"

Pirooz's relative asks how the bully in Episode 5 got the way he was.

Original Music by Thomas Attar Belier
Additional Music by Taher Ghoreyshi.

If you are enjoying this film series, please donate to help us continue at https://igg.me/at/storiesbetween

If you'd prefer to make a tax exempt donation to the feature film "Sometimes I Dream in Farsi", which includes portions of these episodes, please visit the International Documentary Association at https://www.documentary.org/project/sometimes-i-dream-farsi

Or visit us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/pirooz

To view more episodes or other films by Pirooz Kalayeh, visit http://www.piroozkalayeh.info

02/22/2021

Season 3 - Ep. 6 - "Abbott & Costello"

Pirooz's mother and brother cook up a storm during the pandemic.

Original Music by Thomas Attar Belier
Additional Music by Taher Ghoreyshi.

If you are enjoying this film series, you can make a tax exempt donation to the feature film "Sometimes I Dream in Farsi", which includes portions of these episodes, please visit the International Documentary Association at https://www.documentary.org/project/sometimes-i-dream-farsi

Or visit us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/pirooz

To view more episodes or other films by Pirooz Kalayeh, visit http://www.piroozkalayeh.info

Who knew cooking during the pandemic could be so funny? Episode 6 - "Abbott & Costello" is now available for view at htt...
02/22/2021

Who knew cooking during the pandemic could be so funny? Episode 6 - "Abbott & Costello" is now available for view at https://youtu.be/mf8DWlYlrY8

Who knew cooking during the pandemic could be so funny? Episode 6 - "Abbott & Costello" is now available for view at https://youtu.be/mf8DWlYlrY8

02/15/2021

Season 3 - Ep. 5 - "Kissie-Kissie"

Pirooz hikes with his dad and remembers being bullied in New Jersey and saving squirrels.

Original Music by Thomas Attar Belier
Additional Music by Taher Ghoreyshi.

To view more episodes or other films by Pirooz Kalayeh, visit http://www.piroozkalayeh.info

Season 3, Ep. 4 of Stories Between Iran & America  is now available for view!! This week Panauh celebrates his birthday ...
02/08/2021
Stories Between Iran & America - Season 3 - Ep. 4 - "Chicken & Fire"

Season 3, Ep. 4 of Stories Between Iran & America is now available for view!! This week Panauh celebrates his birthday by making a fire, while Pirooz's relative in Iran deals with the chicken shortage in Iran. #storiesbetweeniranandamerica #storiesbetween #piroozkalayeh #chickenandfire #Episode4

Season 3 - Ep. 4 - "Chicken & Fire"Panauh builds a fire with his dad for his birthday, while Pirooz's relative in Iran deals with the food shortage from the ...

The first episode of Season 3 is out today!! Thank you for your support and donations to get here!!! https://www.youtube...
01/18/2021
Stories Between Iran & America - Season 3 - Ep. 1 - "This Is Just the Beginning"

The first episode of Season 3 is out today!! Thank you for your support and donations to get here!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFw9WbAZhdc&feature=youtu.be #storiesbetween #storiesbetweeniranandamerica #piroozkalayeh #thisisjustthebeginning #episode1 #familystories

Season 3 - Ep. 1 - "This Is Just the Beginning"Pirooz Kalayeh watches the Insurrection and remembers his second teacher loaning him a copy of Dr. King's auto...

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