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Here to Stay

Sara Farizan

Farizan (Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel, 2014) returns with a painfully honest, funny, and authentic story about growing up, speaking out, and fighting prejudice. Throughout high school, Bijan Majidi who's of Jordanian and Persian descent has flown under the radar. He's surprised when he's called off the bench and makes the winning basket in a playoff game. Suddenly Bijan's popularity sores and he has new friends and attention from girls. But his sudden fame also produces envy and resentment. After an anonymous photo portraying him as a terrorist goes viral, the school promises to find the culprit, but Bijan just wants to pretend the incident never happened and move on.