Here we meet Abdalla Eshmawi Nassar and his son, Wesam Nassar outside their home in Southern California. Dressed in a track suit and speaking in Arabic, Abdalla addresses the home country he left in 1970. His speech is compelling from start to finish, immigrant longing and pride mingling with wonder at real change. Just watch it.

For the past three weeks we've been watching the situation unfold in Egypt from our three bedroom home in Southern California. Yesterday my 73 year old father who immigrated here in 1970 from Egypt asked me record a video message for the people of Egypt. This is my father, Abdalla Eshmawi Nassar.

Read the full story at Vimeo (via Meghan Drury).