Iranian In L.A.: More Than Just A Stereotype [Becoming Iranian-American, Pt. 2] | AJ+


Young Iranian-Americans in Los Angeles face two stereotypes: the wealthy snob or the “scary terrorist.” But they’re way cooler than that.

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Iranian-American AJ+ Producer Yara Elmjouie goes to “Tehrangeles” and meets an incredibly diverse community of other young Iranian-Americans.

Special thanks:
Amy Malek, Neda Maghbouleh, Alireza Ardekani, Beeta Baghoolizadeh, Persis Karim

Neda Maghbouleh – “The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race” (2017)
Amy Malek – “Claiming Space: Documenting Second-Generation Iranian Americans in Los Angeles” (2015

Music tracks courtesy of APM, Audio Networks and West One Music.
Footage and images courtesy of Getty, AP, Reuters and “Best in the West” by Maryam Kashani.
Archival footage: “Warring Factions” by Justin Mashouf, Yara Elmjouie.

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