Yassin Terou fled Syria with a suitcase and a few hundred dollars. When he arrived in Knoxville, Tennessee, he knew no one, and he spoke no English. With a small dream of bringing the flavors of his country to his newfound home, he worked to rebuild his life one falafel at a time.
Now, through his restaurant, Yassin sends a resounding message that transcends dividing lines.
This is the first film in the "For Every Dream" series — a collaboration with Square that will explore today's America through the lens of small business.
Production Company: Even/Odd
Executive Producers: Malcolm Pullinger & Mohammad Gorjestani
Creative Director: Malcolm Pullinger
Director: Mohammad Gorjestani
Producer: Ashley Rodholm
Director of Photography: Devin Whetstone
Post-Production Finishing: Mission Film & Design
Colorist: Ayumi Ashley
Sound Design/Mix: Joel Raabe
Composer: Keith Kenniff
Square Creative Team:
Creative Director: Sean Conroy
Head of Production: Justin Lomax
Editor: Carl Sturgess
Assistant Editor: Steven Dupré
Post Production Supervisor: Nicholas Brown
Production Coordinator: Lisa Yadao
Special Thanks to Yassin & the Knoxville community.