A young Iranian-Canadian woman grapples with a famous poem by Rumi - the 13th century master classical Persian poet.

Reading and re-reading the stanzas, she struggles to make sense of the archaic language, stumbling across the challenging words and phrases.

Reading Rumi is an expression of the search for culture and identity that many young first and second-generation immigrants undergo in their adopted homelands.

This work is about the power of art and literature to transmit culture and construct community and the ability for language to create spaces of inclusion and exclusion.

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