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Adapted from the film Welcome to Shelbyville
directed and produced by Kim A. Snyder

David’s Story

Monday, March 28th, 2011

David learned everything about the US from watching The Jetsons during his childhood in Iran. When his uncle summoned him to Chicago, he found that some Americans really do live “in the sky.” Watch David’s Welcoming Story, shot in his home high above Manhattan.

Shaady’s Story

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Shaady recounts one of her earliest memories growing up as an Iranian in Cincinnati.

Mona’s Story

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

When Mona’s parents immigrated to the United States from Calcutta in 1971, her father’s best friend, Bishash, was there to pick them up at the airport. Through his funny, adventurous and extremely kind spirit, Mona’s parents discovered a powerful bond that would help embrace their new American world.
Watch her Welcoming Story.