Caught Between Two Worlds


"A revealing, often poignant mosaic of Iranian lives in the American story, 'Caught Between Two Worlds' illuminates the constant negotiations immigrants and exiles must make in forging their cultural identities."

Tara Bahrampour, author of "To See and See Again: A Life in Iran and America" and reporter for The Washington Post



"With their Caught Between Two Worlds: Iranians in the USA, Farkhondeh and Sadegh-Vaziri have produced one of the most informative and enjoyable documentaries on the Iranians in the U.S. Its strength lies in its inclusiveness. Instead of focusing on an individual or a family, the film shows a variety of Iranians involved in a range of activities. It explore with exuberance and panache the politics of the hyphen among these large multicultural and multiethnic émigrés who are caught between two nations distrustful of each other and between the old roots left behind and the new routes beckoning them."

Hamid Naficy, John Evans Professor of Communication, Northwestern University