Iraqi student Taif Jany gives Pete Seeger a gift: the words to the famous Woody Guthrie song "This Land is Your Land", as adapted by Iraqi refugee students in Damascus, Syria. The occasion is Pete Seeger's 90th birthday celebration, May Day 2009, with friends and local musicians at the Beacon Sloop Club on the Hudson River.
The audience sings along with Pete and Taif, a refugee from Baghdad. Taif, now attending Union College in Schenectady, NY, is part of the Iraqi Student Project.
Camera: Briana Therien; Editor: Emily Perry; Producer: Andrew Courtney
See iraqistudentproject.org and redhillfilms.com