A Star in the Desert, a short film. Genre: Fantasy Drama
by Yasmeen Turayhi
I am an American born to two Iraqi born parents (with ties to Iran) who ironically met in the United States in their mid 20's. They both left Iraq at a time when Saddam Hussein was on his way to power, but had very different experiences in their journey to the United States. Their views on the dictatorship and stories about loved ones lost and left behind made an impact on me and since I was a child, I understood that I was lucky. I never took life for granted.
Although their stories...
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