“Scent of Geranium”

I just found this animated story by Naghmeh Farzaneh who came from Iran to study in the U.S.  Naghmeh struggles so much with the English language and the life but she remembers one thing her mother told her and it helps. This is called, “Scent of  Geranium.”

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/video/shorts/beautiful-animation-shows-what-its-like-to-be-homesick-in-a-new-country/

“Scent of Geranium” was  selected by National Geographic for their Short Film Showcase, “storytelling to change the world.”

 

4 thoughts on ““Scent of Geranium”

  • July 29, 2018 at 9:23 am
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    I love this — it reminded me of so many students in our classes. but also the way tht I have sometimes felt in strange settings.

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    • July 30, 2018 at 3:11 am
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      Yes, I understand this. Thanks for watching. I first found this on the site FIESTA, Focus on Immigration Education and Stories Through the Arts created by Lynn Ditchfield.
      https://fiesta-immigratoinfocus.com

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  • July 30, 2018 at 1:46 am
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    It’s lovely. Thanks for sharing this film. As hard as it is to assimilate, I think growing new roots must be easier for young immigrants. Some elders must have more difficulties learning a new language, for instance.

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    • July 30, 2018 at 3:13 am
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      Yes, and sometimes they find community to sustain them in an ESL class. Thanks for watching. It is beautifully done.

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