I decided to attend the documentary film screening of From Isfahan to Irvine on impulse. I had no idea what the film’s sole topic was and I figured that I had nothing better to do on a Saturday night anyways. I arrived early for the screening and was greeted by a couple of people who gave me a vague gist of what the film would be about. From their explanations, I gathered that the film would be like any other boring documentary on BBC but after a good thirty minutes into the film, I was hooked. Unlike any film that I have seen, From Isfahan to Irvine enlightened and inspired me. He was so devoted to his work and formed a career around his passions despite the challenges that he encountered in his own life. He used his own experiences and identity to drive him to accomplish his goals, a trait which I found so awe-inspiring.

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