Chicago - 1st Gen Americans by katjusa cisar published on 2011-07-30T17:11:04Z We spoke with four first-generation Americans (with parents from Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, India) hanging out in the Water Tower park off Michigan Ave. In the first two minutes, they talk about being indebted to their parents and the world. At 3:30, they talk about how the debt they have to their parents is different and how their obstacles are in preserving the culture. At 4:00, Abbas Bader talks about how his Pakistani mother and Indian father are "peacemakers," symbolically, because they joined the two enemy countries in marriage. Names: Abbas Bader, Sherif Metwally, Ahmed Hozain, Shaza Al-Holou.