Finally! I really can't believe how long it took me to wrap this up! It was 90% completed before leaving for Germany in February. Once we were in Germany some serious computer issues put me back months and then there was working on a whole other country filming, while at the same time living in someone else's home- and all of those girls! haha. So, anyway it is finally finished and available! Thank all of you who have kept patiently emailng me asking WHEN it would be ready. The answer is NOW!
Watch trailer here.
I love all of the countries that we've covered, but this one is somehow holds a special place for me. I think it is because I know most Americans will never travel to this country themselves, where the other countries we've gone to a more likely. I feel I have a bit more responsibility in showing what it was like for us there since so little information is available to the West about the realities of this country. I really hope that as many people as possible will watch this DVD. Even the mere name Iran, evokes a negative response by most people in the West. Yes, the president and the ruling regime are pretty wacked out, but the people of this country were so lovely to us and most of them are really wanting change. It is a bit heart-wrenching to see what is going on there politically right now. But this DVD is not political. It is the country through the eyes of children. We went to amusement centers, beautiful gardens, into homes, mosques and ate very well. It is the Iran that very few people get to see and I feel very fortunate to have had the experience and to have shared it with my two daughters. I really hope you all enjoy it!
And PS, I got out of bed, turned on YouTube and actually did the gratitude dance first thing this morning. The kids came in asking me what on earth I was doing and I told them to join in! They mostly just stood there laughing at me- but we were all in a great mood afterward. I think this is going to be my new morning ritual. It was a bit of a workout actually to keep up with him for a full 5 minutes. Time to get in shape, I guess.
And I think I've turned into my mother! I do recall having to do jumping jacks in the morning as a kid while saying, "I'm enthusiastic!" Only, with her heavy German accent it was more like, "I'm entoosiastic." Now I'm asking my kids to join me in the gratitude dance. haha. But I just have to say there is no way one can be in a bad mood while doing the gratitude dance. It is so goofy- all we could do was laugh.