A young family’s world is turned upside down after the Iranian revolution leads to a bloody war. Young 12-year-old Pendar learns that children his age are being recruited to the war, and he is likely to be drafted. Left with no other alternative, Pendar’s father takes the initiative to bring his child to safety. For Pendar, this means leaving everything he has ever known and traveling throughout the world to make the arduous journey to America. Told from the eyes of a young boy, PENDAR is an inspirational true story of survival and coming-of-age against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of not taking no for an answer and never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.

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