First-time filmmaker Kayvan Mashayekh, a Houston-based Iranian emigre, weaves together the present-day story of an Iranian immigrant family living in Texas and the story of 11th-century Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet Omar Khayyam, author of The Rubaiyat
. Young Kamram (Adam Echahly), a thoroughly Americanized youngster, loves soccer, rap music and his older brother, Nader (Puya Behinaein), who lies gravely ill with leukemia in a Houston hospital. Nader is a "keeper," the member of his family charged with preserving their culture's rich oral tradition. During Kamram's daily visits, Nader enthralls his brother with the story of Omar Khayyam (Bruno Las...