An American Kurd
Tuesday, August 26, 2003; 8:21 AM
Hamid Ali Sayadi, a Kurd born in Northern Iraq, now is an American living in Fremont, Calif. Sayadi was a mechanic in the Iraqi airforce before he fled to America in 1977 to escape Saddam Hussein's regime. In California, he has worked for 13 years at New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., a joint venture between Toyota and General Motors.
Video: Steven Fyffe, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley