A young, beautiful girl, age 11, is forced to flee her native country for Sweden with her dad, mom and brother, after members of her mother’s family attempt to overthrow the radical regime of Ayatollah Khomeini and are “caught” and executed. Never feeling at home in Sweden, the girl, now a grown woman of age 28, immigrates to the United States and settles in Los Angeles, home of the largest Persian community outside of Tehran, and proudly becomes an American citizen.
First taking any job she can to earn a living on her own, later as a high-fashion representative for the prestigious French company Hermes, the woman moves into television broadcasting with prominent local Persian networks. She becomes a star, not only because of her beauty and articulate, intelligent and warm demeanor, but because she exhibits a passion for bringing freedom to her people in Iran – and her audiences see this. Later, after many years, a job as an international broadcaster opens up at the Persian News Network (PNN) – which broadcasts into Iran and around the world – of Voice of America (VOA) at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. It is a dream come true, since this now mature, beautiful and talented woman will get to powerfully pursue her dream of freedom for the Persian people – a dream members of her mother’s family died for. Based on her skill and audience appeal, the woman, Elham (“Ellie”) Sataki, is offered the jo… >>>