I visited my parents on the trip I just took to California. My father had a DVD of the movie The Namesake. The film, directed by Mira Nair, is about a young couple, immigrants to the United States from India, and their children, especially their son Gogol (named after the Russian author). It’s a fascinating and moving tale. A colleague told me when it was first released in 1996 that I must see it. It took me a while, but I enjoyed watching a multigenerational story with my parents, especially my father, who served in India in World War II. Highly recommended.
And for Americans, this story is a good reminder that we almost all have a story of immigration somewhere back through the generations. That displacement, and how the family coped, has an impact down the generations.