Francine Strickwerda | 2023 | 39 min.

2024 Official Selection

Jamshid is an Iranian who came to study in 1970’s America, and due to the Revolution, never went “home.” As a guidance counselor in Seattle Public Schools, Jamshid’s best work takes place on a playing field with “his kids,” the children of refugees and immigrants. Their parents are in the grips of their own struggles to make a living and home in a strange land. Mr. Jamshid is the charismatic, fiery, funny human with a Frisbee in hand, who is the first to show that love wins on the field, in the classroom, at home with family, or boldly forging a new community, in a new country – one kid, chicken, ultra-endurance swim, and friend at a time.

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